Amazon has prevented a publisher from launching a paid ad campaign for a book that highlights and criticises the risks posed by the transgender ideology. Meanwhile, books actively promoting the LGBTQ agenda are widely advertised on Amazon, just like books on racism, in an apparent nod to the current trends.
Wall Street Journal journalist Abigail Shrier recently wrote a new book that exposes the dangers of gender reassignment and the craze of transgenderism, spreading like a disease among young people. Although the book is available on Amazon, ads for the book are blocked.
As it turned out, Amazon is arbitrarily censoring themes that fall out of its scope of preference, in this case works that refuse to promote the increasingly popular LGBT ideology. Evidence suggests that Amazon not only censors, but also discriminates and violates the freedom of speech and expression.
The author's prominent conservative publisher, Regnery Publishing, was prevented from placing paid ads for the book, with Amazon arguing that the book "may not be appropriate for all audiences". Regnery believes the blocking of its ad campaign is clearly the outcome of Amazon's "cancel culture" that does not tolerate views different from the leftist-liberal mainstream.
If you go on Amazon right now and search 'transgender books,' you will find paid advertisements from major publishing houses promoting books on the side of this issue Amazon apparently agrees with. 2/3— Regnery Publishing (@Regnery) June 21, 2020
The publisher also pointed out that if anybody searched for transgender books on Amazon's site, they would find plenty of paid advertisements "promoting books on the side of this issue Amazon apparently agrees with". And whoever opposes this ideology will be silenced.
In an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal, Abigail Shrier voiced her view, saying if an author happens to write a book that celebrates young people's gender reassignment stories, then Amazon will be happy to promote it. However, if someone writes a book like hers, Amazon does becomes hesitant because it does not fit into the liberal worldview.
Indeed, as Regnery Publishing has rigthly pointed out, there are a number of works in Amazon's sponsored offers that appear to follow the leftist-liberal ideology. A number of books on anti-black racism have been added to Amazon's hit lists as a result of the Black Lives Matter protests.
Among the best-selling works is Robin Diangelo's book about the reasons why white people are having a hard time discussing racism. There there are books written by Ibram X. Kendi, one in particular, which teaches the readers how to be anti-racist. Also, when users run a search for the term Black Lives Matter, they will encounter with Amazon's publicly proclaimed support for themovement and the black community.
Reacting to an angry customer's e-mail, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reaffirmed his support for the BLM movement. The customer complained, saying it was "disturbing" and "offensive" that Amazon posted a message on its website in solidarity with the BLM movement. The customer also used the phrase "All Lives Matter!"
Bezos disagreed, saying "Black Lives Matter doesn't mean other lives don't matter. Black lives matter speaks to racism and the disproportionate risk that Black people face in US law enforcement and justice system." In early June, Amazon also announced that it would donate tens of millions of dollars to organisations fighting for social justice.
Returning to the site's offers, all of Amazon's best-selling books on transgenderism support the idea of gender change and line up behind the LGBT ideology. Even the editor's picks appear to promote books about LGBTQ+ relationships, written for young people.
Moreover, June is Pride Month, so the list of offerings includes an increasing number of transgender or LGBTQ stories that are "as diverse as the rainbow", Regnery Publishing says. However, the site is also advertising other products designed to promote the transgenderism agenda, as some social media posts have pointed out.
These are the results I got when I searched for the book on Amazon UK.🤮— Sharon (@JustSharonThen) June 21, 2020
They are actively promoting transgenderism as a male fetish alongside your book. pic.twitter.com/T2LQhCs6Cq