While people “pwning” Milo Yiannopoulos is a regular occurance, every so often there’s a notably savage one. And this Kathy Griffin Milo Yiannopoulos comeback from today is definitely one of those. After he called Griffin a “broke-ass bitch” in a piece, she clapped back so hard he’ll have the bruise for a month.
In a piece for his website announcing Milo Yiannopoulos’ appearance at Politicon, he was quoted as saying, “I guess I should get back on the American speaking circuit, I’ll end up a broke-ass bitch like Kathy Griffin.” (He continued bloviating, but we decided to get to the point, lest your eyes roll back in your head so far you can’t read the rest of this article.)
Of course, shortly after it was announced that Yiannopoulos was attending Politicon, his invitation was rescinded. Symone Sanders, a black cultural critic expected to speak at Politicon shared an email where Milo called her a “dumb fucking c•nt.” (In an addition to that post, Yiannopoulos said he had been dropped due to “complaints on social media and the fact that one of the Parkland school shooting survivors pulled out in protest.” He doesn’t mention Sanders at all.)
Given that he was booted from Politicon, you’d think the fallout from that piece would be over. Not so — today, Kathy Griffin discovered the slam, and couldn’t let it go unchallenged. The Kathy Griffin Milo Yiannopoulos comeback was pretty fierce.
Dear Milo Yiannopoulos,
I'd tag you, but you were kicked off Twitter for harassing a famous black woman comic.
This morning, I woke up in my 13,000 sq foot Bel-Air mansion which I paid cash for. Unlike you, I'm not a flimsy superficial bitch…I saved my money.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 28, 2018
On Twitter, Kathy Griffin wrote:
Dear Milo Yiannopoulos,
I’d tag you, but you were kicked off Twitter for harassing a famous black woman comic.
This morning, I woke up in my 13,000 sq foot Bel-Air mansion which I paid cash for. Unlike you, I’m not a flimsy superficial bitch… I saved my money.
The reference to the “famous black woman comic” refers to Leslie Jones. In 2016, Yiannopoulos and his followers harassed Jones over the recent Ghostbusters reboot. Twitter banned him, though he’s tried to sneak back on the service at least once.
This past weekend Yiannopoulos attacked his Facebook followers for not supporting him. These days he’s been relegated to selling useless health supplements from the far-right conspiracy outlet InfoWars.
What do you think of the Kathy Griffin Milo Yiannopoulos comeback?
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