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Whitcoulls pulls Peterson’s ‘12 Rules for Life’

New Zealand bookselling chain Whitcoulls has pulled Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life (Penguin Press), reports the NZ Herald.

In an email to customers, the chain said it was ‘a decision that Whitcoulls has made in light of some extremely disturbing material being circulated prior, during and after the Christchurch attacks’.

‘As a business which takes our responsibilities to our communities very seriously, we believe it would be wrong to support the author at this time,’ Whitcoulls said.

Peterson toured New Zealand in February. During the tour, Peterson was photographed with a fan wearing a t-shirt with derogatory comments about Muslims.



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