A political commentator who was a contributor to the Fox News Channel and now appears regularly on CNN canceled a book party amid a controversy over passages in her new book, “The Opposite of Hate.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sally Kohn pulled the plug on an event that had been scheduled for this evening in Los Angeles, where Shonda Rhimes and Katy Perry were to serve as co-chairs of the host committee.
The move comes as the book is under fire from two prominent African-American writers. “Kohn has faced criticism from Ijeoma Oluo, who said that Kohn wrote about Oluo’s Twitter experiment without consulting her, and Aminatou Sow, who said she was misquoted and misrepresented in the book, which came out April 10,” THR reports.
In an email, Kohn wrote: “While I am disappointed that I won’t get to share this evening with all of you, I will continue to advocate for the book’s message of fostering community and building bridges in divisive times. I hope you will join me on that journey.”