Author Scott Colbert was dropped by his Minnesota-based publishing house after he made offensive statements about a conservative black woman on Twitter. The writer reportedly called the Republican woman an “ignorant c**t,” and an “Aunt Tom” on the online social networking website.
After the Friday tweet to Twitter user “GOPBlackChick,” author Scott Colbert deleted his post and locked his Twitter account. The target of the racial slur is Crystal Wright, according to The Blaze.
Before Colbert’s tweet was removed and the Twitter account locked, fiscally conservative commentator and bestselling author, Brad Thor responded to the offensive phrasing directed at GOPBlackChick. Thor asked Colbert if he had just hurled a racial slur and his friend and then contacted the writer’s publishing house, KHP Publishers, INC.
The following day KHP Publishers announced the termination of Scott Colbert’s contract on the company’s website. An excerpt from the message reads:
“The author made a racial slur at the person with KHP material plastering his Twitter page’s background. This involved the company, and we saw the results of this on our own Twitter page this morning. We find this inexcusable. In sticking to our own ‘zero tolerance’ model, we terminated our contract with this author immediately and his book is in the process of being removed from stores.”
The Minnesota-based publishing house also noted that the decision to get rid of Scott Colbert was not only a business decision but a personal one as well. The message KHP Publishers’ website stated that the company CEO is a white man married to a black woman. The website statement noted that the couple and their two children have often dealt with racism in their lives and that KHP will not tolerate such behavior.