Milo Yiannopoulos Claims Investors Gave Him $12M to Create a Tour of Racist YouTube Trolls

Milo Yiannopoulos Claims Investors Gave Him $12M to Create a Tour of Racist YouTube Trolls

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As the saying goes, with the close of every door comes the opening of a window. Unfortunately that seems to apply to the most vile of society as well as the pious. In a recent story by Vanity Fair, Tina Nguyen spoke with former Breitbart editor and professional hatemonger Milo Yiannopoulos about his much-anticipated return to the public eye. (Well, anticipated by Yiannopoulos himself and his raving packs of fellow alt-right trolls; rejected by the rest of us.) The guy who has been banned from Twitter for life was downright eager to announce that thanks to a secret $12 million investment, he’ll soon the launching the “Milo Yiannopoulos YouTube Tour For Budding Tween Racists.”

That $12 million wasn’t exactly — and most likely will never be — verified, of course. Yiannopoulos claims to be “protecting the identities” of his secret backers. And that isn’t surprising, since few people would want to be connected to the openly gay pundit’s hateful, sexist, racist leanings on paper. (Apparently it’s still not “cool” to be racist in America — who knew?)

Nguyen claims Yiannopoulos showed her a page of the $12 million contract with the investors’ names blacked out, but to be honest, when you’re dealing with someone who has made a career out of hyperbole, we’re hesitant to believe much of what he puts out into the ether. Nguyen also notes that “another person involved with the company, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity, was similarly secretive: ‘Milo has the best instincts about these things,’ he said.”

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It seems few are willing to admit a working relationship with Yiannopoulos’s toxic brand, but at least the disgraced Breitbart editor has found a friend in Chadwick Moore. The former editor of The Advocate is known for his much-ridiculed, glowing profile of Yiannopoulos in Out back in September, the LGBT community’s reaction to which Moore has cited as a reason for his recent conversion to conservatism. Moore’s apparent 180 from his former political ideology was at least in part due to being offended that no one liked him anymore. “Personal friends of mine … were coming at me,” he whined in a piece he penned for the New York Post. “A dozen or so people unfriended me. … I felt alienated and frightened.”

(Also frightened: Ghostbusters and SNL star Leslie Jones following Yiannopoulos’s well-publicized campaign against her, after which the actress voluntarily left social media.)

Moore recently announced on Twitter that he’d begin “working for [Yiannopoulos] next month as Senior Writer.” He also referred to Yiannopoulos — the man who referred to Jones as “barely literate” and a “black dude” — as “lovely, generous [and] caring.”

It’s all part of what is apparently called “Milo Inc.”

The goal is, naturally, to stoke more ugly conflict in our current political climate, which at this point has become Yiannopoulos’s calling card. Milo Inc. will be yet another right-wing media company, competing with Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze, Alex Jones’s Infowars and his former employer Breitbart. In Yiannopoulos’s own words, the company will be dedicated to “making the lives of journalists, professors, politicians, feminists, Black Lives Matter activists and other professional victims a living hell.”

The company will be based in Miami with 30 people on staff, specializing in events featuring alt-right talent. Yep, the new name of the game is touring, and Yiannopoulos laughably compares himself to Madonna in that respect, telling Vanity Fair, “I’m doing the same thing [as the world-famous pop star], but instead of signing up with Live Nation, I’m building one. I’m building it for libertarian and conservative comedians, writers, stand-up comics, intellectuals, you name it.”

Milo Inc.’s first attempt at creating an empire will take place in Berkeley, where he was invited to speak back in February before the school canceled the engagement due to safety concerns. More than 1,000 protestors gathered at the school, holding signs that read “No safe space for racists” and “This is war.”

“The thing about me is that I have access to a talent pipeline that no one else even knows about,” Milo tells Vanity Fair. “All the funniest, smartest, most interesting young YouTubers and all the rest of them who hate feminism, who hate political correctness. This generation that’s coming up — it’s about 13, 14, 15 — now have very different politics than most other generations. They love us. They love me, and I’m going to be actively hunting around for the next Milo.”

Oh, goodie. We can’t wait.

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