Critically acclaimed author and international best seller James Patterson told a British outlet that white male writers are victims of “racism” in an article published Sunday.
Patterson, 75, is reportedly worried it’s becoming hard for white men to get writing jobs in film, television, theatre and publishing, and that it is “just another form of racism,” according to The Times. Patterson made the remarks in his new memoir and in an interview with The Times, the outlet continued. (RELATED: Daily Caller’s Kay Smythe Calls Out The ‘Blatant Hypocrisy’ Of Treatment Towards Jan 6 Versus BLM Rioters)
Just imagine how much more successful James Patterson’s ghostwriting team could be if they didn’t publish under the name of a white older male author pic.twitter.com/A7pJdgBk6J
— Hannah Rose Woods (@hannahrosewoods) June 13, 2022
“Can you get a job? Yes. Is it harder? Yes. It’s even harder for older writers. You don’t meet many 52-year-old white males,” Patterson continued, according to The Times.
Patterson noted that he’s “almost always on the side of free speech,” and was appalled when his publishers staged a walk-out of Woody Allen’s memoir, the outlet reported.
“I hated that,” Patterson said of the walk-out, “He has a right to tell his own story.”
Woody Allen was largely cancelled by Hollywood after reports surfaced that his ex, Mia Farrow, found nude photographs of her daughter, Soon-Yi, at Allen’s home. The revelations were one of many against Allen made in HBO’s docuseries “Allen v. Farrow,” which featured stories of alleged sexual abuse from his daughter Dylan Farrow.
“Do I know what went on between Allen and the Farrows? Nope. And neither do you,” Patterson reportedly wrote in his memoir.
Allen’s book was pulled by Hachette Book Group, which issued a statement to USA Today.
“The decision to cancel Mr. Allen’s book was a difficult one. At HBG we take our relationships with authors very seriously, and do not cancel books lightly. We have published and will continue to publish many challenging books. As publishers, we make sure every day in our work that different voices and conflicting points of views can be heard,” the group said.