Leslie Jones says Simon & Schuster is “spreading hate” by publishing Milo Yiannopoulos book

Derek de Koff

On December 30, Simon & Schuster released a lengthy statement that attempted to explain why they handed Milo Yiannopolous a $250,000 book deal under its Threshold House imprint, writing that they “do not and have never condoned discrimination or hate speech in any form.”

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The boilerplate statement prompted stand-up comic Leslie Jones to write a caustic response on Twitter.

“yea but you still help them spread their hate to even more people,” she said.

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The Ghostbusters star, who Yiannopolous targeted over the summer in a series of racist Twitter posts that got him banned from the site, said she “literally wants to put hands to a jaw right now.”

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