Milo Yiannapolous’ “book” has been canceled by Simon and Schuster just days short of its publication date. It’s the first of many shoes to drop for the despised hate speaker and professional troll:
Simon & Schuster is canceling the publication of 'Dangerous' by Milo Yiannopoulos "After careful consideration." Full story coming soon.
— Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) February 20, 2017
Even Brietbart is feeling heavy pressure to let Milo go:
Misogynist and white supremacist darling Milo Yiannopolous was announced as a keynote speaker at conservative gathering CPAC just three days ago. Since that announcement, the British provocateur Yiannopolous appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher – where he admitted to possibly having a disordered personality in a web segment, then yesterday conservative news outlet The Blaze released a Joe Rogan interview where Milo was openly advocating for pedophile rights.
Less than 72 hours later, Republican conservatives decided that advocating for pedophilia was a line that even the “political correctness” right-wing wouldn’t cross. A Fox News contributor reported the news that Milo Yiannopolous has been disinvited from CPAC.
The misguided Yiannopolous thought his statements don’t support pedophiles, but anyone with two eyes and two ears can decide what Milo really means by just reading this concise statement from the video:
In the homosexual world, particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men — the sort of ‘coming of age’ relationship — those relationships in which those older men help those young boys discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable, sort of rock, where they can’t speak to their parents.
Milo Yiannopolous lives to offend people, threaten, bully and advocate harassment online behind the label of being a sex abuse victim, but victimhood grants nobody a license to be abusive to others themselves. That is, however, how victims often perpetuate cycles of violence in their own lives, dredging forth the sins of their abusers to become an impetus for their own sins.
The entire incident shows Milo for who he really is: a 33-year-old man-child with a self-admitted mild personality disorder, who has debilitating untreated emotional issues stemming from sexual abuse, which lead him to seek attention by making anti-social and provocatively offensive remarks, while possessing a teenager’s rapid resort to obscenity and a deeply troubled relationship with the truth.
Here are the remarks that got Milo into so much trouble:
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 19, 2017
Here’s an extended version of Milo’s offensive remarks excusing statutory rape and pedophilia.
Grant Stern is an Editor-At-Large for OccupyDemocrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, and a senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition