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Salman Rushdie slams critics of PENs Charlie Hebdo tribute, calls them 'pussies' on Twitter

Apr 28, 2015    

Courting controversy, PEN has declared that this year they will award the Freedom of Expression Courage award to Charlie Hebdo. Soon after this news was announced six writers have withdrawn as literary hosts of the 2015 PEN American Center gala, criticizing the organizations choice to honor satirical weekly newspaper. The move elicited an immediate reaction from renownedauthor Salman Rushdie whocame out on Twitter to call it horribly wrong.The writersPeter Carey, Teju Cole, Rachel Kushner, Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose and Taiye Selasibelieve its inappropriateto honour the publication asits...

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