Let me start this off by saying that Milo Yiannopoulos is trash. You might be asking “who the hell is this Milo dude?” He is garbage in human form. He is a retch and walking, talking upchuck. In fact, here’s a portrait:
Milo is a vile, racist, sexist, transphobic, DECENCYphobic dudebro who writes for Breitbart. And he makes more than enough anti-gay statements, even though he’s gay himself. Uncle Ruckus face ass. Self-hate is a summagoat. He is Darth Chad (word to Very Smart Brothas). He is so awful that he’s been banned from Twitter (the land where trolls go to get air). One of his crimes? Leading the charge and inciting the drudge of the internet to torment Leslie Jones when the remake of Ghostbusters came out. He’s just a terrible human being and he deserves nothing good.
But because he’s a white man, all he gets is flourish. The dude gets all types of press, gets paid hella money to speak, and even got a book deal for $250,000 from Simon & Schuster. That very book deal made Roxane Gay pull her book from her S&S imprint, having been a target of one of Milo’s harassment. He’s been getting rewarded for being a vile piece of shit for a long time. Soooooo: white history in a sentence.
Today, audio of a podcast that he recorded came out. There, he talked about how sexual relationships between young boys and older men might provide them with love and safety and security. Basically, HIGH FIVE PEDOPHILIA. And then all hell broke loose for Milo. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) took back their invitation for him to keynote their conference. ANDDDDDD Simon & Schuster dropped his book, rescinding his deal.
That parasite got his beloved book deal snatched! YAY. It’s just a shame that it took pedophilia for Milo to lose his deal. Like… bruh. This dude BEEN on boolsheet. Only NOW is he outta line? NOW is when he’s done too much? NOW is when people can no longer stand with him? Pedophilia should not be the only line folks need to cross before they start losing at life and losing their livelihood. There’s a lot in between “good person” and “sexual desire in an adult for a child” that should warrant someone being punished in society. Maybe there is, but if you’re a white man, you have more leeway.
The message that Milo has received up to this point is that the more he antagonizes anyone who is not exactly like him, the more he wins. There’s countless people who support his message and cheer him on, and those people are completely hopeless and cannot be helped. I don’t expect anything from them, for they have proven themselves to be citizens of the Land of Abandoned People. But what grinds my gears are those who are elevating him in a pretense of supporting free speech, even when it’s hate speech.
Bill Maher is at the end of backlash right now for having Milo on his show this past week, giving him space to spew his hateful rhetoric. All in the name of having open debate. People keep giving demagogues platforms in the name of “free speech” when the United States government is the only one bound by the Constitution. The road to hell is paved by people who want to “give folks a chance” to be heard, in spite of how dangerous and damaging their words will be.
And then Simon & Schuster giving him that quarter of a million dollars to publish his memoir (which was aptly called “Dangerous”). Yes, they took the deal away but there isn’t any applause for them from me. Milo should have never been given the deal to begin with, and when people balked, they defended it. They stood by him and literally supported verbal venom. Milo is not entitled to free speech by a publisher, and he should certainly not be rewarded for his hate speech. S&S doesn’t get props here. They get the “Girl, I guess” side-eye.
Roxane Gay commented on this on her Tumblr, making the very good point that:
“Simon & Schuster realized it would cost them more money to do business with Milo than he could earn for them. They did not finally “do the right thing” and now we know where their threshold, pun intended, lies. They were fine with his racist and xenophobic and sexist ideologies. They were fine with his transphobia, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. They were fine with how he encourages his followers to harass women and people of color and transgender people online.”
Again, it took THIS for this dude to start seeing coins being taken away. Hey racist, islamophobic, sexist pigs! All your hate can flourish. Just make sure you keep the child sex talk thing to a minimum, k?? And not just that. Sure, talk about little girls. JUST NOT THE BOYS. STAY AWAY FROM TALKING ABOUT THE BOYS.
That’s the line that cannot be crossed. Got it. When the man who is now the President of the United States won AFTER he was caught on tape talking about how he wants to grab a woman’s nethers, of course all of this is okay. My goodness. Y’all give white men a long rope, don’t you? It’s actually impressive how much they can do but still prosper in spite of it.
Milo Yiannopoulous is trash and I hope he goes down in a blaze of glory. I wish him a lifetime of dry mouth and dandruff (and other petty prayers). Starting now.
White male patriarchy and their false sense of supremacy is going to be the death of us all.