Children’s Author Pledges $10,000 to Diversity Fund After Making a Watermelon Joke

Andrew Anglin
Daily Stormer
November 27, 2014

You should have expected feelings, Mr. Handler.
You should have expected feelings, Mr. Handler.

Children’s book author Daniel Handler has apologized again for “racist” comments he made while hosting the National Book Awards, and has pledged to give money to Black people to show how sorry he is he potentially hurt their childlike feelings with a joke about watermelon.


The best-selling author also known as “Lemony Snicket” tweeted Friday that his remarks Wednesday night, centering on a joke about black author Jacqueline Woodson being allergic to watermelon, were “monstrously inappropriate and yes, racist.” Handler pledged $10,000 to a campaign for diversity in publishing and added that for 24 hours he would match donations up to $100,000. On Thursday, he tweeted that his humor “clearly failed.”

Woodson won in the young adult category for “Brown Girl Dreaming,” a memoir in verse about growing up during the 1960s and ’70s. After she accepted her prize, Handler gestured toward her and mentioned that they had spoken privately earlier and Woodson had revealed she was allergic to watermelon.

“Just let that sink in your minds,” he said to mild laughter from a crowd of hundreds. “I said, ‘You have to put that in a book.’ And she said, ‘You put that in a book.’ And I said, ‘I’m only writing a book about a black girl who’s allergic to watermelon if you, Cornel West, Toni Morrison and Barack Obama say, ‘This guy’s OK.'”

Woodson, 51, is one of the country’s most highly regarded young adult writers, with her previous honors including the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement. “Hush,” ”Behind You” and “Miracle’s Boys” are among her other books.

After the comments were made, Woodson said “let’s burn this bitch down” and all of the Blacks in the audience went out into the parking lot and began lighting cars on fire, screaming “we want justice for Jacqueline Woodson!”

Very, very soon people are going to be tired of walking on eggshells around these whiny subhumans who cannot take a light-hearted joke. They thought they could just keep pushing this thing, and I swear they cannot. It is already well beyond ridiculous.

"Yall muffeggen creggas aine eben be noe bodda tipea falens ah be has.  Sheet is rill, dawg." -Jacqueline Woodson on the depth of her feelings
“Yall muffeggen creggas aine eben be noe bodda tipea falens ah be has. Sheet is rill, dawg.” -Jacqueline Woodson on how racist White people will never understand the depth of her feelings