Poor Milo Had A Book Deal. Now Poor Milo Ain't Got No Book Deal :(
Well, well, well, that was fast! Apparently all the nastiness and anti-trans sentiment and anti-woman speech and racism and white supremacy weren't enough for Milo "Look At Me, I'm Milo!" Yiannopoulos to face some consequences, but a couple of video tapes where he seems to be casually LOLing about some forms of pedophilia (which, as Dan Savage explains, is more accurately described as hebephilia) did the trick! First, Milo got disinvited from speaking at CPAC, and now, remember how he had a book deal? So he could regale us all with a magnum opus about all the black dicks he's ridden upon? He ain't got that no more:
Publisher Simon & Schuster announced Monday it cancelled Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’s book deal, the latest development in the growing backlash over resurfaced videos of the far-right provocateur criticizing age-of-consent laws.
A statement from the publishing house offered little explanation: “After careful consideration, Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint have cancelled publication of ‘Dangerous’ by Milo Yiannopoulos.”
Gosh, tough break. And he might get totally unfriended by Breitbart, Steve Bannon's website that's the sole reason anybody knows who he is. Oh, how the "mighty" have fallen.
Remember how Milo actually issued a reasonably well-thought-out response to all this, probably because he's scared for his career for the first time in his life? We hate to admit this, but we felt something akin to empathy for the man, because it's clear Milo is a victim who was sexually abused early in life, and he's never healed from it. It doesn't excuse any of his behavior or his choice to victimize other people from his professional platform. But it gives a bit of a clearer view into this very wounded man, who needs to be working through his pain in therapy and not on the public stage.
Because listen, Milo, you goddamned snowflake. You're not the only LGBT person out there who's been through trauma that colors your life choices and experiences to this day. If you hadn't spent the last few years making enemies and literally alienating every natural ally you might have, you might know that.
So we are vaguely "sorry" that this is happening, except for how we aren't, because number one, fuck you, and number two, actions have consequences, even when they are "free speech" actions, and number three, god you're a fucking twat.
Anyway, can we be done talking about Milo now, due to how we are bored? Thanks.
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