Posted on June 7, 2021 at 9:58 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Elin Hilderbrand has apologized for a reference to Anne Frank in her latest novel and promised to replace it.

In Golden Girl, a young character makes a joke about hiding in an attic like Frank, and then the question is asked whether she’s “so far off base.”

Instagram users flagged the passage as insensitive and anti-Semitic, reports Literary Hub; Hilderbrand initially responded to critics individually and then issued a public apology for what she called "a poor choice that was offensive and tasteless."

The novelist said, in the apology, that she’d asked her publisher to remove the lines from all future print editions of Golden Girl and from all digital versions immediately.

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