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American News Dec 5, 2021 9:59 PM EST

Matt Walsh's children's book skyrockets to #1 on Amazon's LGBTQ+ best sellers list

"Going forward, all criticism of me or my work is homophobic," said Walsh.

Matt Walsh's children's book skyrockets to #1 on Amazon's LGBTQ+ best sellers list
Hannah Nightingale Washington DC

Daily Wire host Matt Walsh's children's book "Johnny the Walrus" reached the #1 spot on Amazon's LGBTQ+ best sellers list, with the author proclaiming that any criticisms of his book would be considered "homophobic." The achievement follows the book selling out in just 24 hours on the internet commerce website.

Walsh said of the achievement Sunday: "I am thrilled and honored to have written the number one LGBT book in the country and take my responsibility as a leading LGBT voice very seriously." The podcast host and now-bestselling writer added, "Going forward, all criticism of me or my work is homophobic."

The book tells the story of a little boy named Johnny, who believes that he is a walrus instead of a human. He even dresses up as a walrus, donning wooden spoon for tusks and striped tube socks for fins.

In the book, Johnny's mother is slammed by "Stop Anti-Walrusism" activists, who on social media call Johnny's mother "literally walrusphobic," demanding she respect his pronouns, "he/him/walrux," and enable her son's transition to full-on walrushood.

The progressive mother, caving to trans species activists, then begins to cover Johnny in grey makeup, bathe him in cold water, and feeds him "wormones."

Walsh has called the book his "magnum opus," stating that it is the "finest piece of literature" he's ever written. "Biology is not malleable. It's not relative. It's an objective reality," Walsh told Tucker Carlson in a Fox News interview.

Walsh drew real world parallels to the current culture war playing out in schools across the country, telling The Post Millennial in a video interview: "I want to send a message of basic sanity, understanding what it means to be a child, because that seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle."

"We've completely lost sight of the mentality of a child and that children live in a world where there's not firm distinctions between fantasy and reality, where they quite literally don't understand the difference between what is real and what's not real," Walsh added during the conversation.

The book's rise on the best sellers list came just days after an event scheduled at Saint Louis University featuring Walsh was moved following backlash from student groups, with a petition stating that "Anticipating [Walsh's] presence on campus has instilled fear in many SLU students."

"The lasting impact of his talk will create further divide in the SLU community. For women, racial minorities, and the LGBTQIA+ community, his words may instill further fear: fear of participating in a classroom with his supporters, fear of expressing identity at a school that supports these beliefs, and so much more," the Change.org petition states in its description.

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