Professional troll and gay Trump supporter Milo Yiannopoulos has faced another setback in his crumbling career, with the Australian government blocking his attempts enter the country.
The news came this week that his visa application had been rejected, according to The Sydney Morning Herald, due to character concerns. He has a month to appeal the Department of Home Affairs decision.
It’s likely the conservative provocateur and serial harasser saw it coming, with a letter from immigration officials noting Australia had the power to block someone from entering the country if there was a risk they would “incite discord in the Australian community or in a segment of that community.”
One of the subjects Yiannopoulos has focused on over the years is the subject of illegal immigration, in which he paints a picture of dangerous criminals pouring over the border into the United States.
He has also gone after transgender people, referring to them with hateful slurs, and in at least one case used a college visit to target a student. An expose by BuzzFeed News revealed his efforts to mainstream white supremacist ideas during his time with Breitbart, before he was forced out for making statements supportive of relationships between adult men and underage boys.
This is hardly the first time Yiannopoulos has been told he was not welcomed. He was kicked off Twitter for going after comedian Leslie Jones, as well as from PayPal, after sending $14.88 to a Jewish journalist, which employs two numbers significant to Nazis. More recently, he was booted from Patreon within 24 hours of signing up.
Yiannopoulos visited Australia in 2017, but cancelled a tour with Ann Coulter scheduled for December 2018.