‘Johnny the Walrus’ by conservative writer and Daily Wire host Matt Walsh shot to the number one position after pre-orders became available, beating other LGBTQ+ titles from such best-selling authors as Taylor Jenkins Reid and Adam Silvera.
Praised as “hilarious” by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, the book follows “a little boy with a big imagination” who likes to pretend to be a dinosaur, a knight, and a puppy.
“But when the internet people find out Johnny likes to make-believe, he’s forced to make a decision between the little boy he is and the things he pretends to be — and he’s not allowed to change his mind,” the book’s description explains.
Though not set to release until March 2022, ‘Johnny the Walrus’ received 90 reviews on Amazon, with one reviewer calling it a “refreshingly relevant book for kids” that is “great material for toddlers or PhD’s.”
Walsh boasted of the book’s success by changing his Twitter name to “Bestselling LGBT author Matt Walsh” and tweeting, “I now have the number one LGBT book in the country. Any further criticism of me or my book is now homophobic. Checkmate.”
‘Johnny the Walrus’ dramatic rise to the LGTBQ+ fame has already triggered some critics, urging Amazon to take action and remove the “stupid book” from the list.
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