Hollywood celebrities and activists call on amazon Bookstore Barnes and Noble has pulled anti-Semitic films and books from the shelves of its virtual and physical stores.
Creative Community for Peace, the activist group leading the effort, released Thursday a letter addressed to Jeff Bezos, James Daunt, and other leaders at both companies titled “From Hebrews to Blacks: Awakening Black America.” Asked to remove books and books. The group said that the film “does great harm to the Jewish community while spreading dangerous misinformation to an impressionable public susceptible to its propaganda.”
The group added that the title also spreads misinformation, including anti-Semitic tropes and conspiracy theories, such as that Jews invented the Holocaust.
Over 200 entertainment industry leaders including actors Mila Kunis, Debra Messing and Emmanuel Crikey. Endangering his co-host Mayim Bialik. and music executive Aaron Bay-Shook co-signed the letter.
“After over a week of private messages and public phone calls asking you to remove the fake book and movie ‘Hebrews to N**roes’ from your site, you have so far taken no action. I refuse,” the letter reads in part.
The group’s plea came after Brooklyn Nets professional basketball player Kyrie Irving recently promoted the title in a tweet. Suspension for at least 5 games.
CCFP said Irving’s tweets linking to the documentary and the book drove sales.
“The book has become a bestseller since Kyrie Irving posted a tweet containing links to the documentary and the book. Amazon and Barnes & Noble have refused to remove the title and continue to profit from its bias. ‘ said the group.
Both the book and the movie are still available for purchase on Amazon’s website as of Friday afternoon. Both are listed as “Best Seller” on the site.
Neither Amazon nor Barnes & Noble responded to requests for comment.