Milo Yiannopoulos (born Milo Hanrahan on 18 October 1984) is a British journalist, entrepreneur, public speaker, and senior editor for Breitbart News. Despite being openly homosexual, he holds many conservative views, describing himself as a libertarian.
Yiannopoulos founded The Kernel, an online tabloid magazine about technology, which he sold to Daily Dot Media in 2014. He rose to notability that year when he began to provide media coverage and commentary surrounding the GamerGate controversy. As a cultural libertarian and free speech fundamentalist, he is a vocal critic of fourth-wave feminism, Islam, social justice, political correctness, and other movements and ideologies considered by conservatives to be authoritarian or belonging to the progressive left. He was permanently banned from Twitter in July 2016 for what the company cited as "inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others". In reality, he harshly criticised the movie Ghostbusters (2016), particularly criticising lead actress Leslie Jones, an African-American woman. This prompted some of Yiannopulous' followers to verbally attack Jones, and Twitter and the mainstream media blamed him for such harsh attacks. Yiannopoulos gained huge public notoriety after he was scheduled to speak at the University of California-Berkeley in January 2017 about the myth of cultural appropriation, but had the event shut down by violent rioters who claimed to be fighting Yiannopoulos' allegedly "racist" views.
Resigns from Breitbart News
On February 21, 2017 Milo Yiannopoulos resigned from the news site Breitbart.com after a video surfaced in which he made remarks that appeared to condone sex between grown men and teenage boys.
Mike Cernovich, documentary filmmaker and author of Gorilla Mindset , in defence of Yiannopoulos said that malevolent actors of the Deep State were responsible for the claim that Yiannopoulos promoted child abuse as a means of cementing the loyalty of Generation Z. Yiannopoulos, he said, had become too much of a threat to these forces.
That night, Alex Jones on Infowars posted a video called, "Milo Is A Victim Of Sexual Abuse, Does Not Promote Pedophilia." Jones went on at length detailing that Yiannopoulos’ thinking was taken out of context meaning explaining his molestation as a young teen and that Stockholm Syndrome might have turned him gay and made him sympathetic to sex between consenting adults in the form of mature men and teenagers, despite the age difference.
Jones went on to say that Yiannopoulos is the victim of a "witch hunt" by the mainstream media and Hollywood pedophiles as well as the "Republican party", which is "trying to roll up the grassroots support of the nationalist and populist movement that is taken place."