Milo Yiannopoulos: Ultimate Troll

Milo Yiannopoulos: Ultimate Troll

Due to Some Harmful Uncovered Interview Footage, The Breitbart Editor’s Reputation Could Be Irreparably Damaged


Here’s a quick bit of background for those fortunate enough to have never heard of Milo Yiannopoulos: he’s an ultra right-wing conservative commentator and currently the senior editor for Breitbart News who holds many staunch, often wildly contradictory opinions. He identifies as a gay man while often condemning the homosexual lifestyle, abhors transgender people, considers authoritarianism a trait of the “regressive left” and constantly bucks political correctness in the interest of mining deeper, more radical truths. Needless to say, he has faced a number of controversies over the years.

Just in the past six months, he was banned from Twitter for his slanderous and unspeakably racist attacks on Leslie Jones (pretty much because he didn’t like the all-women Ghostbusters), has avidly supported Donald Trump (who he refers to as “Daddy”) and been mobbed by protesters at virtually every speaking event he’s been booked for. As for that last point, I’m sure that would have been the case as well for his slated appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in a few days. No need to picket the dude now, though, because he’s been disinvited due to the reemergence of an interview on the Drunken Peasants podcast where he endorses paedophilia.

Oh, shit, did I bury the lede there? My bad: yeah, dude seems to genuinely support men having sexual intercourse with young boys. If you can be arsed listening to a guy who looks and sounds like Draco Malfoy’s inbred cousin, then here’s the clip in particular or, if you’re really morbidly curious, here’s an additional interview with Joe Rogan where Milo speaks fondly of child abuse.

If not, here’s the key part of the interview with the Drunken Peasants where he, y’know, big-ups child abuse:

In the homosexual world, particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men — the sort of ‘coming of age’ relationship — those relationships in which those older men help those young boys discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable, sort of rock, where they can’t speak to their parents.*

Ok, so, here’s the thing: no. No, you tacky fucking arse-hatted bleached cock freckle, just no. There are so many times over the years when you have said truly ridiculous, ugly shit, directed at Muslims, women and transgender people, but this might just be the most heinous because, of all those groups, children are obviously the most vulnerable. They’re the one most likely to trust people in authority and the most susceptible to have that trust abused for the vile gain of others. There is no world in which what you said could be spun or interpreted to mean anything other than, “Hey, sometimes paedophilia is actually a good thing. Crazy, right?” You disgust me.

But then, I suppose, you already know that. (Wonkette)

Now, as mentioned in the heading of this piece, Milo is perhaps the world’s most visible troll, in his opinions as well as his sunken-eyed, cave-dwelling sea urchin appearance. He does and says shit like this on the regular in the interest of provoking leftists to make them seem emotionally motivated and over-reactive, so as to undercut their intellectual credibility on political and social matters. In cases where what he says is less inflammatory and disgusting, it’s also a way of galvanising his core supporters, who either hold the same beliefs as him or wade into the crossfire to point out the hypocrisy of liberal outrage. Case in point, after hearing of Milo’s disinvitation from CPAC, his acolytes on Twitter are posting inane questions comparing the rampant coverage of his paedophilia comments to the apparent under-reporting on the child sex ring in Rotherham a few years ago (whiiiiiich… is utter bullshit).

Essentially, Milo’s entire approach to his career has been predicated on these kinds of wildly harmful statements. Here are the four ways he tends to defend this shit:

  1. “Lol, jokes!”
  2. “It’s called being provocative.”
  3. “Liberals are soooo sensitive.”
  4. “Freedom of speech, suck it.”

To which I respond:

  1. You are a joke.”
  2. “It’s called being a fuckwit.”
  3. “Yes, liberals don’t like their children being abused. Is this a partisan issue, now?”
  4. “Clearly not, ’cause you are now not free to speak at CPAC. Suck it.”

In this particular instance, he has taken to Facebook to offer a half-cocked apology, though the words “sorry” or “apologise” don’t actually appear at all, soooo…

All that said, it seems that this might actually be the last straw or, in this case, the steel girder that finally flattened the camel against the pavement. In just the last few hours, reports have come to light that publishing house Simon & Schuster have nixed a deal to publish Yiannopoulos’ upcoming book, Dangerous, and there are now mounting rumors that Milo may be fired from his job at Breitbart over his statements. This certainly goes some way to restoring hope that there is a line of basic decency that you can’t throw your shit at without at least some ensuing consequences. I mean, yes, as far as it goes a firing would be a good start, even though I’d rather he were fired in the literal sense of the word; that is to say, will someone please set Milo Yiannopoulos on fire? Seriously, I know the cardinal rule is don’t feed the trolls, but no one’s ever tried engulfing them in flames, so far as I know. I’m up for it.

I mean, I’ve got nothing planned today anyway. (NBC)


*Edit: An earlier draft of this article misattributed this quote to the embedded Joe Rogan interview. We apologise for the error.

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