Milo Yiannapoulos Loves Jesus, Hates Mammon, Is Stealing Gospel Songs Now
When last we checked in with Milo Yiannopoulos around here, he was broke as shit and owed lots of money to lots of people and at least $20,000 to Cartier. He is, as far as we know, still broke as shit -- but now the great lover of capitalism and the free market is singing gospel songs about how he does not need silver and gold, just so long as he has Jesus.
Unfortunately, he did not record this song in his famous "STOP BEING POOR" t-shirt.
According to the info on the video, the song will be officially released on Valentine's Day, so you can listen to it with your lover, or whatever.
Let's have a listen, shall we?
Milo Yiannopoulos - Silver & Gold youtu.be
If you are anything like me, your first thought upon listening to this was "Oh there is no way that Milo Yiannopoulis got that many black people to sing back-up for him." And if you did think that, you would not be wrong! Because the entire backing track was straight up lifted from the version of the song recorded by Kirk Franklin, the gospel singer who originally sang it.
It is the equivalent of me asking a friend to tape me during karaoke night at the bar and then creating a YouTube video announcing my soon-to-be-released single, "What's Up." Except he paid to do karaoke in a studio, with the money he no longer cares about now that he has Jesus.
As it turns out, he probably has about as much permission from Franklin to have stolen that backing track as I would have from 4 Non Blondes. Franklin, it seems, is not all that fond of Milo's Daddy, Donald Trump, and has criticized pastors for standing with him in the past:
"To every pastor that stood next to Donald Trump last week, I hope you now see why we're losing respect as Christians in the world…While you were so busy wanting 'camera time,' you didn't 'take time' to examine his character, Banning Muslims does not reflect our country, Or our Christ. [...] I'm done."
That doesn't really sound, to me, like a dude who is going to be super into Milo Yiannopoulis. Just a guess!
In case you are not interested in subjecting yourself to this horror, allow me to point out some highlights.
This scene, in particular, is a very strong choice for a song in which one is using black people's voices (presumably!) without their consent:
Also, the many times in which Milo sang "JESUS" while showing this one lady's butt from some Islamophobic dance he commissioned.
Also -- the CMS we use here at Wonkette allows us to see how YouTube videos are tagged for search purposes, so that we may add them to our own search tags. Some interesting choices there! #HUMILITY #BROKEHO, indeed.
Has Milo truly repented of his formerly shallow ways in favor of embracing Jesus and his simple ways? Not if it means not calling for all TSA agents to be fired for supposedly destroying his $1000 shirts.
He is, however, apparently considering not being gay anymore, for Jesus, so there is that.
And he's still saying gross shit about women, in case you were concerned:
"We had bra burning in the sixties and seventies," said Yiannopoulos. "I want to see protesting women burning their briefcases and marching in support of motherhood and the family."
Damn, he's trying.
That's enough of that! As much as I'm sure you'd love me to go on about how gross and pathetic Milo is for another five paragraphs, THIS IS NOW YOUR OPEN THREAD! Enjoy!
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