Posted on April 20, 2023 at 3:53 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As if there's not enough drama in the book world ...

A right-wing provocateur with a history of disruptive behavior in stores was kicked out of a Barnes & Noble recently, reports Metro Weekly.

Ethan Schmidt-Crockett of Arizona was filming himself harassing people near a Pride display in the bookstore (which branch is unclear) when a store manager intervened and asked him to leave.

Most of his anger was directed at the LGBTQ+ community, though he also questioned passers-by about their COVID vaccination status. 

Earlier this year, Schmidt-Crockett also filmed himself in a bookstore's Black history section, claiming that some of the books promote racism and complaining that there isn't a white history section.

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