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The Controversy Over Pizza Hut’s Book Club Has been Explained

Book clubs and controversy are two things that go together like peanut butter and jelly. Everyone knows that most book clubs are just a cover for gossip and scandal, and that writers’ notes and discussions of the hero’s journey come in second (if at all) to a good true-crime mystery. Big Pizza is no stranger to controversy, though; who can forget Pizzagate in 2016 or its contentious return in 2020?

According to Esquire, a single email about the owner of a pizzeria possibly attending a fundraiser for then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sparked years of child-trafficking accusations, the growth of alt-right fanaticism, and one of our generation’s most bizarre conspiracy theories. Sad.

The Controversy Over Pizza Hut's Book Club Has been Explained

The current Pizza Hut book club problem is significantly less vexing than the email that sparked a thousand conspiracy theories, but that could be due to the fact that books take far longer to travel than emails.

According to Newsweek, the drama began with a well-intentioned idea: a program aimed at improving children’s literacy. Pizza Hut began delivering its “Book It!” campaign to classrooms in 1984.

ALSO READ: Confronting the Issues in the LGBTQ Community: Jameela Jamil’s Ballroom Show Controversy 

According to Every Child a Reader, teachers should encourage pupils to read by rewarding them with personal pan pizza rewards when they meet their monthly goals. Unfortunately, it’s just a matter of time before what you believe is nice turns out to be something people (read: Twitter) have to explain to you is actually terrible, corrupt, or otherwise not cool, bro, in 2022.

There’s a new pizza drama on the block

The Controversy Over Pizza Hut's Book Club Has been Explained

The Pizza Hut book club debate is more fiery than a sizzling hot personal pizza in the instance of “Book It!” According to Newsweek, all was OK until Pizza Hut decided to post some LGBTQ+-friendly novels on the Book It! website in honor of Pride Month in June.

ALSO READ: Writer of ‘Goodbye Volcano High’ Responds to Backlash Over NSFW Cartoons of Minors in Article 

“Big Wig,” by Jonathan Hillman, and “Be Amazing: A History of Pride,” by Desmond is Amazing, are two examples of the program’s LGBTQ+-themed children’s literature; both inspire youngsters to find their “truest and best selves” and be brave enough to share them with the world. As is customary for Twitter, the response is: “Not on our watch.”

The Controversy Over Pizza Hut's Book Club Has been Explained

“Pizza Hut has gone full awake, now we must make them full broke,” says Twitter user Brigitte Gabriel. Of course, everyone enjoys a good rhyme, but when you go deeper into what Gabriel is talking about, you’ll find a slew of angry, nasty tweets from individuals who believe Pizza Hut is attempting to “convert youngsters into drag queens,” according to Newsweek.

ALSO READ: The XFL Logo Controversy Involving Dwayne Johnson Has Been Explained, Check Here! 

Because Twitter is known for its backlash-to-backlash business model, Newsweek writes that there are plenty of tweets criticizing conservative voices that want to “delete” Pizza Hut, implying that we may have more serious concerns to deal with as a country. We’ll have to wait and see what happens at the next book club meeting.

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The Controversy Over Pizza Hut’s Book Club Has been Explained

Book clubs and controversy are two things that go together like peanut butter and jelly. Everyone knows that most book clubs are just a cover for gossip and scandal, and that writers’ notes and discussions of the hero’s journey come in second (if at all) to a good true-crime mystery. Big Pizza is no stranger to controversy, though; who can forget Pizzagate in 2016 or its contentious return in 2020?

According to Esquire, a single email about the owner of a pizzeria possibly attending a fundraiser for then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sparked years of child-trafficking accusations, the growth of alt-right fanaticism, and one of our generation’s most bizarre conspiracy theories. Sad.

The Controversy Over Pizza Hut's Book Club Has been Explained

The current Pizza Hut book club problem is significantly less vexing than the email that sparked a thousand conspiracy theories, but that could be due to the fact that books take far longer to travel than emails.

According to Newsweek, the drama began with a well-intentioned idea: a program aimed at improving children’s literacy. Pizza Hut began delivering its “Book It!” campaign to classrooms in 1984.

ALSO READ: Confronting the Issues in the LGBTQ Community: Jameela Jamil’s Ballroom Show Controversy 

According to Every Child a Reader, teachers should encourage pupils to read by rewarding them with personal pan pizza rewards when they meet their monthly goals. Unfortunately, it’s just a matter of time before what you believe is nice turns out to be something people (read: Twitter) have to explain to you is actually terrible, corrupt, or otherwise not cool, bro, in 2022.

There’s a new pizza drama on the block

The Controversy Over Pizza Hut's Book Club Has been Explained

The Pizza Hut book club debate is more fiery than a sizzling hot personal pizza in the instance of “Book It!” According to Newsweek, all was OK until Pizza Hut decided to post some LGBTQ+-friendly novels on the Book It! website in honor of Pride Month in June.

ALSO READ: Writer of ‘Goodbye Volcano High’ Responds to Backlash Over NSFW Cartoons of Minors in Article 

“Big Wig,” by Jonathan Hillman, and “Be Amazing: A History of Pride,” by Desmond is Amazing, are two examples of the program’s LGBTQ+-themed children’s literature; both inspire youngsters to find their “truest and best selves” and be brave enough to share them with the world. As is customary for Twitter, the response is: “Not on our watch.”

The Controversy Over Pizza Hut's Book Club Has been Explained

“Pizza Hut has gone full awake, now we must make them full broke,” says Twitter user Brigitte Gabriel. Of course, everyone enjoys a good rhyme, but when you go deeper into what Gabriel is talking about, you’ll find a slew of angry, nasty tweets from individuals who believe Pizza Hut is attempting to “convert youngsters into drag queens,” according to Newsweek.

ALSO READ: The XFL Logo Controversy Involving Dwayne Johnson Has Been Explained, Check Here! 

Because Twitter is known for its backlash-to-backlash business model, Newsweek writes that there are plenty of tweets criticizing conservative voices that want to “delete” Pizza Hut, implying that we may have more serious concerns to deal with as a country. We’ll have to wait and see what happens at the next book club meeting.

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