What you need to know
- Oprah had chosen to review "My Dark Vanessa" on "Oprah's Book Club".
- After criticism for a recent pick, she has decided to ditch the review.
- A new book will be chosen.
After coming in for criticism about her decision to review "American Dirt" for "Oprah's Book Club," Oprah has decided to re-think the book she chose to review in March. "My Dark Vanessa" is no longer the pick after the book also came in for some controversy of its own.
A Variety report claims Oprah wanted to be more mindful of the books she chose because of the way her show can have such an impact on the conversation surrounding books.
But what makes "My Dark Vanessa" controversial? The report notes that it has been embroiled in a plagiarism row with one author saying that it''s very similar to a story they wrote years ago.
The publisher of "My Dark Vanessa" is understandably not a fan of the decision to pull it from "Oprah's Book Club," saying it is "disappointed" by the move.
Controversy about the latest episode of Oprah's Apple TV+ show continues, with "American Dirt" continuing to divide opinion.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
If Oprah keeps reacting like this to the chattering online, she may never be able to have another book review.
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