LibsOfTikTok’s children’s story hour has been canceled over threats of violent protests at similar conservative events
A children’s book event hosted by Chaya Raichik, a conservative author who runs the @LibsOfTikTok account, has been canceled due to threats.
“We received threats of potentially inappropriate and unsafe behavior at Sunday’s New York Storytelling with Chaya Raichik,” Raichik’s publisher tweeted on Friday.
“[We] have informed Chaya that we are canceling the event. When kids are involved, we don’t want to take any chances.”
The editor also vowed to “find a way to combat this progression” and advised people to “wait for an announcement in the coming days.”
The event, scheduled to take place on Sunday, was billed as a competing event to a Drag Queen Story Lesson hosted by New York Attorney General Letitia James on the same day, Fox News Digital reported.
Raichik’s now canceled event was sponsored by the publisher and the New York Young Republican Clubaccording to its EventBrite listing.
Christian actor and author Kirk Cameron’s Freedom Island Tour book event with Brave Books crashed Friday, the publisher and by protesters at a public library in Fayetteville, Arkansas postmillennial reported.
“This hateful group, dressed to disturb children, was furious when Kirk Cameron spoke to the children and parents about God and faith during our BRAVE story hour,” the editor tweeted.
The tweet includes a video in which one of the costumed protesters appears to say he stepped on a “poor little blonde white girl.” The video shows a woman confirming that the person stepped on her twice and hit her with a stick.
Brave Books isn’t the only publisher whose conservative authors have been harassed, threatened or attacked.
“I understand their hesitation and decision to cancel,” Bethany Mandel, co-writer of Stolen Youth, told TheBlaze Sunday morning.
“It’s one thing to take risks as an adult, but the equation changes when young children are involved,” Mandel said.
Mandel and New York Post coauthor Karol Markowicz had protesters at their book party in New York City on March 8. Mandel, who brought her two-month-old baby to the party, tells TheBlaze that protesters violently threw glasses and yelled at attendees.
“It’s dangerous to just put out a conservative book,” Mandel said. “Now the situation is that kids can attend drag queen story hours in bars, but not a party for an orthodox Jewish author for a sane book on safety.”
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