Milo Yiannopou­los faces day of reck­on­ing

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By D’ANNE WITKOWSKI

Re­mem­ber when Si­mon & Schus­ter was go­ing to pub­lish a book by Milo Yiannopou­los and peo­ple were all, “But he’s a racist/misog­y­nist/anti-trans hate mon­ger!” And Si­mon & Schus­ter was like, “Yeah, but dol­lars.” But then a record­ing of Yiannopou­los say­ing nice things about pe­dophilia sur­faced and Si­mon & Schus­ter was all of a sud­den like, “No, cuz morals.”

Ei­ther he was jok­ing, or he used poor phras­ing or the re­marks were ma­nip­u­lated by se­lec­tive edit­ing. But it re­ally doesn’t mat­ter why Yiannopou­los said, among other things, that a pri­est who abused him as a boy is the rea­son he gives good oral sex to­day. What mat­ters is that Yiannopou­los has thrown fuel on the “gays are pe­dophiles” fire that op­po­nents of gay rights drag out at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity. Be­cause sex with kids is bad and peo­ple who hurt kids are the worst, there­fore gays are mon­sters.

Mon­sters are, of course, not hu­man, and de­hu­man­iz­ing an en­tire group of peo­ple is a great way to jus­tify sys­tem­atic op­pres­sion and ha­tred of said group.

We’ve never had more anti­gay folks in the fed­eral gov­ern­ment. Let’s not for­get that Steve Ban­non is who hired Yiannopou­los at Bre­it­bart. And that Ban­non is Trump’s right-hand man. So when Yiannopou­los says that Trump is the most pro­gay pres­i­dent ever, don’t fuck­ing kid your­self.

So con­ser­va­tives can clutch their pearls all they want over what they suddenly find so shock­ing about Yiannopou­los and his views, but he isn’t say­ing any­thing they haven’t been say­ing for ages. Which is ex­actly why he has been em­braced by hate­mon­gers ev­ery­where. Fi­nally, a gay man who says the same hate­ful shit about gay peo­ple that they do! Never mind that the vast ma­jor­ity of gays aren’t like Yiannopou­los and think he’s a garbage bag filled with in­ter­nal or­gans. Yiannopou­los, for con­ser­va­tives, is the True Gay. All the rest must just be fake gay news.

Milo Yiannopou­los

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