Following hundreds of anger-infused comments over a highly controversial self-published book, online retail giant Amazon silently pulled the book from its site yesterday.
The book’s title? The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct. The author described the book as a guide “to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certain rules for these adults to follow.”
Amazon has thus far said little on the matter, but selectively issued a statement reading, “Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable”—however, “Amazon does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts.”
What do you think? Should Amazon have removed the book or left it for sale?