Professional troll Milo Yiannopoulos is great at ruffling feathers. Largely because he deliberately says offensive and outrageous things.
He's recently come under fire for planning to publicly out undocumented students at the University of Berkeley Campus, which wouldn't be the first time the controversial media incited a witch hunt against specific individuals.
A year ago, in an attempt to further his attack against political correctness, got himself banned from Twitter for lambasting Jones on the social media platform. As a result, throngs of his followers and supporters started flooding Jones' feed with racist memes and death threats.
So Jones was understandably upset when Milo was awarded a $250,000 book deal from Simon & Schuster
Jones, like many others, were upset that Milo was being rewarded by a book publisher for promoting "hate speech" and allying himself with the White Nationalist movement.
Many defend Milo as being someone who's a provocateur; the (former) Breitbart editor himself coined the term "Post Truth" politics. He also said that effective journalism in today's social climate must reel readers in with salacious, over-exaggerated, or flat-out false headlines (like when Breitbart said Climate Change isn't real). All things that were seemingly cool with publisher Simon & Schuster.
But Milo's recent comments that downplayed the seriousness of pedophila Catholic Priests engage in, and claiming that sex with 13-year-old boys isn't that big of a deal, got him in a lot of hot water.
So much hot water that the Conservative Political Action Conference dropped Milo as a speaker at an upcoming event. Not only that, but Simon & Schuster announced that Milo's $250k book deal was officially down the drain.
And the hits kept on coming for Milo, as he announced he just resigned from Breitbart news. Turns out being pro-Pedophilia isn't something that's generally accepted by pretty much anyone.
Many would think that Jones would gloat in Milo's demise, but instead, she just posted a blunt tweet about his whole downfall urging people to forget him.
People are understandably upset that Milo's previous comments on sex, gender, sexuality, race, and other complex issues did not disqualify him from such a lucrative and prestigious book deal. But Leslie's advice on taking the high road is definitely one to keep in mind, even in the face of justified anger.
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