Milo Yiannopoulos's Editor Just Ripped Him a New One in the Notes of His New Manuscript | 22 Words

Milo Yiannopoulos’s Editor Just Ripped Him a New One in the Notes of His New Manuscript

By Namina Forna

Neo nazi trollmaster Milo Yiannopoulis has come a long way from his days of social media domination. Once upon a time, he was the golden boy of the alt right, favored for his poison pen, sarcastic tongue, and uncanny ability to claim multiple minority statues while actively advocating for the hate of said minorities.

In his heyday, Yiannopoulos could command armies to harass SNL actress Leslie Jones, and was known to hold forth extensively on such scintillating subject matter as "Why Black Lives Don't Matter." In late 2017, however, Yiannopoulos' hateful house of cards came tumbling down when it emerged that the white supremacist firebrand had made comments seeming to endorse pedophilia.

In the aftermath, all but his most loyal legions fled, he lost his invitation to speak at conservative conference CPAC, as well as a $250,000 book deal with Simon and Schuster.

But where did Yiannopoulos come from?

The answer, as with most things on the internet, starts with Gamergate.

 

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