Online Petition Fails to Shut Down Pence’s Book Deal with Simon & Schuster

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Cancel culture is a poison in American culture; yet, some people simply cannot let it go. 

In recent years, cancel culture has become politicized with many on the left using it against conservatives. If Democrats had their way, Republicans and conservatives would not be able to find jobs or even live their lives as normal citizens. Leftists have proven this by urging companies not to hire former Trump administration officials. 

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The left also proved this in their attempt to shut down former Vice President Mike Pence’s book deal with Simon & Schuster.

Apparently, company employees and others sent around an online petition for the company to cancel Pence’s book deal. Of course, those who sought to cancel Pence’s book deal falsely claimed that the former vice president is an advocate of “white supremacy.” 

Thankfully, Simon & Schuster stuck to their guns and stated that they won’t be cancelling Pence’s book deal, Fox Business confirms. 

Pence – 1, Cancel Culture – 0

Much to the annoyance of the cancel culture mob, Simon & Schuster announced their decision to continue ahead with Pence’s book deal.

Jonathan Karp, the publishing company’s chief executive, did not mince words; according to Karp, the currently “polarized era” does not change the fact that Simon & Schuster’s job as a company is to publish, rather than cancel people if the mob demands it. 

The chief executive later noted to his staffers that the company has been on the receiving end of backlash from both sides of the political aisle. Ultimately, the publishing company’s decision means that the cancel culture mob will not prevail this time around. 

Stopping Cancel Culture in Society 

Bringing an end to cancel culture in society is very critical. When people are not allowed to have thoughts, opinions, and ideas without being “cancelled,” potentially losing work opportunities, etc., it opens the door to a lot of problems. 

Since Simon & Schuster’s decision to proceed with the former vice president’s book deal, conservatives have praised the publishing company. Right-wingers are some of the staunchest critics of cancel culture; furthermore, conservatives believe that the best way to combat cancel culture is to not give into it. 

Ending cancel culture is something that will happen one step at a time. There’s one thing for sure, though; Simon & Schuster made the right call and showed that the mob will not always get their way. 

What do you think about the cancel culture mob’s attempt to stop former Vice President Pence’s book deal? Let us know in the comments section below.