Parkland student turned anti-gun activist David Hogg and his sister, Lauren Hogg, snagged a massive book deal, but the title of the book has already infuriated many people.
On Wednesday, Hogg announced that he and his sister have signed a deal with Penguin Random House for a book to be published sometime June.
According to Newsmax, the book will be titled “#NeverAgain,” and it has not sat well with many online. The phrase has been used to memorialize the Holocaust and the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.
Today @lauren_hoggs and I are announcing our book #NeverAgain that tells the story of the foundation of this movement for those we lost. Lauren and I will be using the money made from the book to help heal the community. #NeverAgain out June 5th https://t.co/Vh2gWVWNGq
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 18, 2018
The book will chronicle the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In February, confessed gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 innocent people and injured many others during his attack.
The book will be “a statement of generational purpose, and a moving portrait of the birth of a new movement” and describe “voices of a new generation that are speaking the truth to power, and are determined to succeed where their elders have failed.”
They will reportedly use the proceeds from the book to “help the community,” thought it’s unclear how much they were paid and what portion would go toward community projects.
Here’s how social media reacted to the book title, with many highly upset that Hogg is cheapening the phrase to sell books.
Of all the titles you could have chosen, stealing NEVER AGAIN from the Holocaust? Are you kidding? Five million lost souls and their descendants are not pleased. pic.twitter.com/LKMW08gULG
— Douglas Cogan (@DCCogan) April 18, 2018
Feel like pointing out that it appears you and your fellow sheep are appropriating #neveragain from Holocaust victims. You did learn about the Holocaust in school right? Or did you miss it because of walking out?
— April Lynn (@aprilynnia) April 18, 2018
I have soooooo many problems with politicizing the phrase #NeverAgain. It’s a term used to memorialize the Holocaust (and, to a lesser extent, to memorialize the victims of the September 11th attacks). It is deeply gross to use that phrase to push for a divisive political agenda. https://t.co/vr2utXER8h
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) April 18, 2018
“Never Again” has a sacred meaning already. Please use a different name for your book.
— Mary King (@maryking1948) April 18, 2018
Are you really going to use the name never again? You need to educate yourself on what that term was used for, what it means, and the people it represents.
— Jason (@Jason62242444) April 18, 2018
Is it fair to say you are cheapening the phrase Never Again with this? Remember the Holocaust?
— Dan Morrissey (@DMorrissey907) April 18, 2018
Hogg and other Parkland students have been leading rallies and doing interviews nonstop since the shooting, willingly submitting to being a mouthpiece for liberal groups.
When they aren’t railing against guns, they are lecturing Americans about eroding the Second Amendment and they shouldn’t be allowed to legally own firearms.
Hogg’s anti-gun tactics may be sitting well with liberals, but many regular Americans are tired of his antics and will take no interest in his book.
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