‘Barnes & Noble has cancelled a line of ‘diversity edition’ classic novels because critics complained they were not woke enough.
The range, slated to coincide with Black History Month, features covers of characters like Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, but with the protagonist wearing a turban, Frankenstein’s Monster with brown skin rather than green (it’s green because it’s dead…duh), and Juliet from Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet with brown skin and a headscarf.
Clearly proud of how woke it was being, B&N bragged that “For the first time ever, all parents will be able to pick up a book and see themselves in a story.”
However, the fad was quickly shot down by critics because the classic novels themselves are unchanged beyond the cover.’
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