[Ed. – The company ‘passionately’ believes in freedom of speech. Yeah, you can tell.]
The publisher of a book about cancel culture by Julie Burchill has cancelled it after the writer was accused of Islamophobia on Twitter.
The book, Welcome to the Woke Trials, had been due to be published by Little, Brown in April.
But Burchill got embroiled with a row with fellow writer Ash Sarkar.
Little, Brown said her comments were “not defensible from a moral or intellectual standpoint” and “crossed a line with regard to race and religion”.
A statement from the company said: “We will no longer be publishing Julie Burchill’s book. This is not a decision we have taken lightly.
“We believe passionately in freedom of speech at Little, Brown and we have always published authors with controversial or challenging perspectives — and we will continue to do so.