The Worst Gay Man In America Just Got Himself Banned From Twitter Forever

Like his "Daddy," Donald Trump, gay gadfly Milo Yiannopoulos uses hate and fear to boost his personal profile.

Gay Republican and Breitbart contributor Milo Yiannopoulos got himself permanently banned from Twitter yesterday, after he and his followers deluged Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones with racist and misogynist messages.

“People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter,” a spokesman for the platform said. “But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others.”

Of course Yiannopoulos’ troll army has already started circulating #FreeMilo.

“With the cowardly suspension of my account, Twitter has confirmed itself as a safe space for Muslim terrorists and Black Lives Matter extremists, but a no-go zone for conservatives,” he declared, insisting he didn’t incite his followers to attack Jones directly.

“This is the beginning of the end for Twitter,” the 32-year-old Brit told The New York Times.

“Some people are going to find this perfectly acceptable. Anyone who believes in free speech or is a conservative certainly will not.”

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Apparently he’s confused First Amendment rights with a company’s right to dictate terms and conditions.

It’s hardly Yiannopoulos’ first controversy. in fact he’s been blocked on Twitter before—most recently in June for attacking Islam after the Pulse nightclub shooting.

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He’s the kind of media gadfly fueled by scorn and outrage—a minstrel for homophobic conservatives to both embrace and ridicule, because embodies their worst stereotypes about gay men.

There’s really no “bad press” that can’t be spun into clickbait (or more followers) by the self-proclaimed “most fabulous super villain on the internet.” No wonder he’s buddies with Ann Coulter and refers to Donald Trump as “Daddy.” (Ugh.)

In 2014, he stoked attacks on female video-game programmers and reporters, claiming gaming culture had been beset by “an army of sociopathic feminist programmers and campaigners.” During “Gamergate” female game developers and writers were targeted with malicious attacks and threats of violence and murder.

In a podcast interview last year, Yiannopoulos declared European civilization was vastly superior to any other because “Ultimately, our sense of right and wrong comes from the Bible.”
He added that “If I could choose, I wouldn’t be a homosexual,” while still claiming “people with a very high IQ are more likely to be homosexual”

In January, he launched 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.” (He rejects accusations that he’s a white supremacist, though, stating “if that’s the case, I must be the first black-dick-sucking white supremacist in history.”)

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And just last night, he hosted “Gays For Trump” party at the GOP convention, which looks about as creepy as it probably was.

Ironically, in 2012, Yiannopoulos called for Internet trolls to be censored and banned from social media.

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“If people cannot be trusted to treat one another with respect, dignity and consideration, perhaps they deserve to have their online freedoms curtailed,” he advised.

Pot. Kettle. Black.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.