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Conservative commentator Matt Walsh's book "Johnny the Walrus," which takes aim at leftist gender ideology through a story about an imaginative boy who pretends to be a walrus, is currently ranked number one on Amazon's list of "Best Sellers in LGBTQ+ Books," but some are taking issue with the book being included in that category.
Brennan Suen of Media Matters for America tweeted that it is "totally unacceptable that @amazon is listing Matt Walsh's anti-trans children's book as an 'LGBTQ+ Book' -- also goes to show how easy it is for conservatives to manipulate sales and make money off this grift."
The pro-LGBTQ organization GLAAD retweeted Suen, declaring, "This is horrible. @AmazonHelp Please remove this book from the LGBTQ category immediately. It is absolutely not an LGBTQ book. It specifically targets transgender people with hateful and dehumanizing rhetoric."
This is horrible. @AmazonHelp Please remove this book from the LGBTQ category immediately. It is absolutely not an LGBTQ book. It specifically targets transgender people with hateful and dehumanizing rhetoric.https://twitter.com/brennansuen/status/1468585255296770053\u00a0\u2026— GLAAD (@GLAAD) 1638990523
Alex Paterson of Media Matters for America tweeted that, "Amazon needs to stop misidentifying Matt Walsh's anti-trans propaganda as an 'LGBTQ book,' which is promoting harmful anti-trans views to its consumers interested in LGBTQ stories."
While the book was released last week, Amazon currently shows that it is only available for pre-order with a release date of March 29, 2022. The Daily Wire website has the book for sale with a note that reads, "Reserve your copy today from the next shipment, expected to ship in early 2022."
"Folks you have to admit this is all extremely funny," Walsh tweeted on Sunday. "Me becoming a number one bestselling LGBT author is the twist no one saw coming."
Transgender ideology remains a topic of signifiant cultural contention, particularly in matters such as whether biological males who identify as females should be permitted to utilize female restrooms and compete in female sports.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.