Milo Yiannopoulos, the gay gadfly of the alt right, has just signed a $250,000 advance with Simon and Schuster for his upcoming memoir.
Yiannopolois bragged about the deal on Facebook, prompting calls for a boycott of the 92-year-old publisher.
“In response to this disgusting validation of hate, we will not cover a single Simon & Schuster book in 2017,” The Chicago Review of Books said in a statement.
— Naomi Seulowitz (@NaomiSeu) December 30, 2016
Dangerous, released on the company’s Threshold imprint, “will be a book on free speech by the outspoken and controversial gay British writer and editor at Breitbart News who describes himself as ‘the most fabulous super-villain on the internet.’”
In addition to his work for Breitbart, Yiannopoulos has fanned the flames of hatred on the Internet—spawning Gamergate and getting himself banned from Twitter for inciting harassment against actress Leslie Jones.
In January, he co-founded the Yiannopoulos Privilege Grant, “a scholarship exclusively available to white men who wish to pursue their post-secondary education on equal footing with their female, queer and ethnic minority classmates.”
On a stop this month on his “Dangerous Faggot” college tour, he repeatedly insulted a transgender student from the stage.
Yiannopoulos says he met with execs from Simon & Schuster earlier this year and spent half the time “trying to shock them” with outrageous jokes and opinions.
“I thought they were going to have me escorted from the building – but instead they offered me a wheelbarrow full of money.” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
“Every line of attack the forces of political correctness try on me fails pathetically. I’m more powerful, more influential, and more fabulous than ever before,” he declared. “This book is the moment Milo goes mainstream.”
Dangerous will be out on March 14, 2017.