BookBar’s Extremely Official Response to Extremely Negative Comments
October 25, 2019 11:39 AM   Subscribe

If you missed it this summer, Drag Queen Story Time was targeted by white supremacists. They responded with some reading recommendations... and some snark.
posted by clawsoon (12 comments total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
That is a sweet response.
posted by Peach at 12:15 PM on October 25, 2019

Thank you. I will reread it every time I think the world is a shitty place and people are terrible. It's way better than any escapist fantasy.
posted by hat_eater at 12:29 PM on October 25, 2019

This is a great response, totally a fair amount of respect given to the substandard humans who took issue with this.
posted by GoblinHoney at 12:42 PM on October 25, 2019

Oh yes. This was fully awesome.
posted by evilDoug at 12:50 PM on October 25, 2019

posted by en forme de poire at 1:14 PM on October 25, 2019

BookBar is awesome, if you ever find yourself in Denver. You're then also well-situated to swing by our cat cafe.
posted by sugarbomb at 1:21 PM on October 25, 2019 [10 favorites]

Wow, that is completely and totally fabulous. (Also, TIL about alicorns!)

(Also also I totally want to read several of those books.)

Thank you so much for posting that, clawsoon!
posted by kristi at 1:53 PM on October 25, 2019

::three snaps::
posted by Splunge at 2:02 PM on October 25, 2019 [1 favorite]

Yay I have a reason to find myself in Denver, AND cat cafe?!! YAY! Thanks for posting.
posted by twentyfeetof tacos at 2:29 PM on October 25, 2019 [2 favorites]

Those are some tasty kids book recs, and hey, my library has them -- at my local branch even. Sweet.

All wrapped in some tasty grade-A snark -- all the better.
posted by Quasirandom at 2:57 PM on October 25, 2019

(Also, TIL about alicorns!)

Oh, there's plenty more to learn about alicorns....
posted by gurple at 3:32 PM on October 25, 2019 [1 favorite]

That was a surprisingly measured article considering the objections they were responding to. In fact, it could probably be used in a textbook. I ordered one of the books for my youngest granddaughter.

The more rabid church-going objectors will take the joking reference to Satan as an admission of the bookstore's Satanic influence, though. No real loss, they probably only buy Jack Chick tracts anyway.
posted by Gilgamesh's Chauffeur at 7:20 PM on October 26, 2019 [1 favorite]

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