‘Fight Club’ Author Says Lefty ‘Snowflakes’ Need To ‘Stop Being So Offended’

Ford Springer | Entertainment Reporter

Chuck Palahniuk, author of “Fight Club,” believes that people are now more easily offended than ever, and a term taken from his 1996 novel is making a resurgence because of it.

Writer Chuck Palahniuk speaks onstage at Strand Book Store on August 30, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

‘Fight Club’ Author Chuck Palahniuk speaks at a Book Store in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

“There is a kind of new Victorianism. Every generation gets offended by different things but my friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are very easily offended,” the author told the Evening Standard Tuesday.

As far as those getting offended when it comes to politics, Palahniuk thinks it’s more of a problem for liberals.

“The modern Left is always reacting to things,” he said. “Once they get their show on the road culturally they will stop being so offended.”

Trump supporters recently began referring to overly sensitive liberals as “snowflakes,” and Palahniuk confirmed that the slighting term “does come from Fight Club.”

“There is a line, ‘You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake,” the author quoted from his book.

(L-R) Honorees Brad Pitt and Edward Norton accept the Discretionary Guy Movie Hall of Fame for "Fight Club" onstage at Spike TV's 2009 "Guys Choice Awards" held at the Sony Studios on May 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

‘Fight Club’ stars Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Palahniuk introduced the term in his novel that was later dramatized in the 1999 psycho-thriller film adaptation starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.

Ford Springer

Entertainment Reporter


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