This ridiculous story about “tearful staff” protesting against Jordan Petersen’s new book is excellent publicity for his indigestible volume. People who are saying that the “crying employees” should be fired are dupes. They should be given raises. The publishing house has won the lottery with these (probably completely real and sincerely crying) workers. Now everybody knows about the new book and will buy it to spite the criers.
It’s exactly the same thing that happened with Abigail Shrier’s deeply stupid little book about transgenderism. Target pretended to censor it for a few minutes, and gullible folks bought enough copies to make it a bestseller.
It’s so easy to exploit feelings of partisanship and self-righteous grievance. Press a button, and people whip out their wallets.
Yes, yes, censorship is bad. But that doesn’t make these books readable.