Happy Hour News Briefs
Amazon has removed 9 of my books from sale, including my newest book Game, which was ranking in the top 1000. They won’t tell me the specific reason. Many of the books were on sale for 5+ years. @CreateSpace & @AmazonKDP: can you tell me why the books have been removed? pic.twitter.com/gK2YQyjyap
— Roosh (@rooshv) September 10, 2018
Who’s Roosh, you ask? From his own Wikipedia page:
Daryush Valizadeh (born June 14, 1979), also known as Roosh Valizadeh, Roosh V and Roosh Vorek, is an American blogger, pickup artist, and writer known for his posts related to the manosphere.
Roosh writes on his personal blog and also owns the Return of Kings website, Roosh V Forum, and Kings Wiki, where he publishes articles by himself and others on related subjects. Roosh has self-published more than a dozen sex and travel guides, most of which discuss picking up and having sex with women in specific countries. His advice, his videos and his writings have received widespread criticism, including accusations of misogyny and promotion of rape.
One hardly wonders why Amazon removed his books, but one wonders A LOT how they ever let them on the site itself.
Anyway, if you read the comments on the Tweet, you will see that once again Wingnuttia doesn’t understand the First Amendment. You cannot force a private retailer to sell (your or anyone else’s) crappy product. Roosh is not being censored (no one is stopping him from expressing his misogyny), they just don’t want to be an accessory to it.