Milo Yiannopoulos, Straight Pride Grand Marshal, Is Totally Broke

He's paying the price for being a hateful right-wing troll.

Gay Trump supporter and notorious alt-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos is finally dealing with the ramifications of spreading hateful rhetoric: He claims he’s totally broke.

As NewNowNext previously reported, Yiannopoulos has been booted off a number of major social media platforms since 2016—including Facebook, Twitter, and Patreon, which banned him in under 24 hours—for promoting hate speech.

He’s been in a staggering amount of debt (think some $2 million) since at least December 2018, when he proudly sported a “Broke Hoe” t-shirt in a now-deleted Instagram post.

Those de-platforming measures appear to have further isolated Yiannopoulos, too. He now claims he’s struggling to make contact with his followers, resorting to messaging apps like Telegram—apparently a favorite among disgraced and de-platformed right-wingers—to communicate with his “gold star” followers, Vice News reports.

Alas, his meager Telegram following, down hundreds of thousands of people from his Instagram heyday, isn’t turning much of a profit—and Yiannopoulos says he’s struggling to make ends meet.

“I can’t find anyone who’s managing to grow a really big channel here,” the former Breitbart writer ranted in a recent Telegram post. “Everyone is hitting a wall. There’s no future to Telegram for social media refugees if this is the best it gets.”

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“I spent years growing and developing and investing in my fan base, and they just took it away in a flash,” added Yiannopoulos, whose recent gigs include an appearance as the grand marshal in Boston’s now-infamous “straight pride” parade on August 31.

“It’s nice to have a little private chat with my gold star homies but I can’t make a career out of a handful of people like that. I can’t put food on the table this way.”

It seems like years of promoting hateful ideologies, defending Trump’s grossly anti-LGBTQ administration, being banned from entering countries, and generally acting like a total asshole have finally caught up with him.

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