Barnes & Noble has pulled the controversial book “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake up Black America” off its shelves … while Kyrie Irving continues to face backlash for promoting it.
Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), commended B&N Tuesday morning … saying the bookseller’s decision to yank the book should set a precedent.
Greenblatt then turned his attention to Amazon, revealing he wrote to the company over a week ago, looking to have a conversation about the book/films presence on the giant retailer’s website. The ADL CEO says he’d like a disclaimer added to the book and film, at the least.
Greenblatt added the book and film “will lead directly to the harm of Jews,” adding Amazon needs to follow B&N’s lead before it’s too late.
Of course, Kyrie landed in hot water after tweeting a link to the controversial film.
The Nets eventually suspended Irving for an indefinite amount of time. He hasn’t played since November 1 … and it’s unclear when he will return.
Amazon is carrying the book and movie on its website.
We’ve reached out to Barnes & Noble for comment … so far, no word back.