Famed author Stephen King couldn’t resist meddling into news that didn’t involve him by giving Twitter his two cents on the controversy surrounding Hacrette Book Group dropping the Woody Allen memoir, saying he feels “very uneasy” by the situation.
The whole thing started last week when Hachette Book Group bought the rights to Woody Allen’s memoir, “A Propos of Nothing.” As you’d expect, this didn’t sit right with people opposed with book publishers supporting people with decades-old sexual abuse cases against them. Among those who criticized the release of the book was Ronan Farrow, and the whole thing ended with a massive walkout staged by employees of the book group, which resulted with Hachette canceling the release of the book altogether.
Enter Stephen King. Last night the prolific author took to Twitter to criticize the decision by Hachette, saying “The Hachette decision to drop the Woody Allen book makes me very uneasy. It’s not him,” King said. “I don’t give a damn about Mr. Allen. It’s who gets muzzled next that worries me.” He goes on to call it “tone-deaf” to publish the book after they published Farrow’s bestselling takedown of Harvey Weinstein and other powerful figures, “Catch and Kill.”
The whole tweet-tirade makes the news sound like censorship, instead of a business decision not to support sexual abusers. If Stephen King seems to be worried about what other books could be canceled, he shouldn’t worry unless he was hiding something. And as we’ve learned with the news surrounding actual convicted rapist, Roman Polanski still winning awards and being celebrated, it’s not like the book cancelation is going to seriously mess with his life.