Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket) Apologizes for Racist Joke, Donates Money to Diversity Campaign

November 21, 2014 11:02 PM

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Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket) Apologizes for Racist Joke, Donates Money to Diversity Campaign

Author Daniel Handler, best known by his A Series of Unfortunate Events penname Lemony Snicket, has come under fire this week for a racist joke he made while hosting the National Book Awards on Wednesday.

After African-American author Jacqueline Woodson was honored with the National Book Award for young people's literature for her book Brown Girl Dreaming, Handler took to the stage to make some racially charged comments about Woodson.

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