The management at book publishing company Penguin Random House Canada is facing fierce opposition this week from company staff after plans were announced to publish a new book by Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson in March of 2021.
Four anonymous Penguin Random House Canada employees informed Vice News that the company held a town hall Monday for hysterical employees over the upcoming publishing of Peterson’s latest book, “Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life.”
Angry staff at Penguin Random House Canada appear to have been largely unreceptive to the idea of diversity of thought.
One employee told Vice News that “people were crying in the meeting about how Jordan Peterson has affected their lives.” One contended Peterson radicalized their father, and another insisted that if the book is published it will negatively affect their non-binary friend.
A different staffer said that Peterson is “an icon of hate speech,” “transphobia,” and “white supremacy.” Another claimed Peterson is responsible for “causing this surge of alt-right groups, especially on university campuses.”
“We publish a lot of people in the LGBTQ+ community and what is the company going to do about making sure these authors are still feeling supported by a company that is supporting somebody who denies their existence?” one employee asked.