Asking.Asking a publisher to editorialise their work by placing an editorial statement on it works against this basic democratic freedom.
Not forcing. Not even pushing for laws against the content. Not influencing unduly or in a deceptive manner. Not privately pushing people.
Merely asking the publisher for this is against democratic freedom?
No, I'm fairly sure acting like this and going in this extreme is significantly more dangerous to democratic freedoms, if one asking another to change their work - or in this case, provide commentary on and change their actions - is thought to be against democracy. Because in some way, that's acting like criticism of a work is dangerous to democracy. And where will the lines on that thought end?
You want to talk about a spacious argument? About suffocating freedom of expression? Acting like this is significantly more likely to do so, because it's giving people permission to whine and to naughty word on and to do worse against people criticising something they like, cause it's against 'freedom'.