Libs of Tik Tok's NYC book event for kids canceled after receiving threats of ‘unsafe behavior’
An upcoming New York City book event hosted by "LibsofTikTok" account owner and conservative children’s book author Chaya Raichik was canceled after receiving threats.
"Brave Books," the publisher of Raichik’s conservative children’s book "No More Secrets: The Candy Cavern," tweeted Friday that its Sunday story hour featuring Raichik, and Brave Books CEO Trent Talbot, had been canceled due to threats of "unsafe behavior" from some attendees.
The publisher wrote, "We have received threats of potentially inappropriate and unsafe behavior at the NYC story hour with Chaya Raichik on Sunday and have advised Chaya we cancel the event.
With children being involved, we don’t want to take any chances."
The page featured an image of the event’s flier, depicting Raichik and Talbot holding their children’s books.
It indicated that the story hour was a rival event for a controversial drag queen story hour being hosted by New York lawmakers, including New York Attorney General Letitia James, that same Sunday.
Titled "Drag Story Hour NYC with New York State Attorney General Letitia James," the event explicitly advertised to "families with children," sparking a severe backlash from conservatives.
The child-welcoming drag event, which was sponsored by "The Pride Center of Staten Island, Queens Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Destination Tomorrow, a grassroots, LGBTQ organization in the Bronx," inspired Raichik to create the rival event.
DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR SLAMMED AS 'SEXUALIZING CHILDREN' AFTER MARYLAND LIBRARY HOSTS INTERACTIVE EVENTFrom her LibsofTikTok account, Raichik tweeted Wednesday , "NY AG Letitia James is hosting a drag story hour for kids this Sunday.
Protect your kids and come hear an important message at an event that’s actually family friendly. "
Linking to Brave Books’ website, she added, "Help kids be able to spot predatory behavior.
Brave has yet to announce whether it will reschedule the story hour for another day.