James Patterson has been criticized for claiming that “older white men” are victims of racism.
The American author, who is one of the highest-paid writers in the world, opened up in a new interview.
In the piece of The timesIt is alleged that Patterson, 75, “is concerned that it is difficult for white men to get writing jobs in film, theater, television or publishing.”
He is then quoted as saying: “[It’s] just another form of racism. What is this all about? can you get a job Yes. Is it harder? Yes.”
Patterson continued, “It’s even harder for older writers. You don’t meet many 52-year-old white men.”
Many of his fellow writers criticized the author’s comments on Twitter, with some highlighting the fact that Patterson loudly forbesearned about $80 million in 2020.
He also holds the record for most books in the world New York Times‘Bestseller list.
Author Kellye Garrett commented, “Tell me you’ve never ACTUALLY experienced racism and sexism without telling me you’ve never experienced racism and sexism…”
Writer James SA Corey added: “That’s why the highest paid writer in the world is a black woman, right? No? Is it still James Patterson?”
The author has published an autobiography entitled James Patterson by James Patterson.
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