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Bill Ma­her’s de­ci­sion to book con­ser­vat ive provo­ca­teur Milo Yiannopou­los on his HBO show drew quick con­dem­na­tion from an­other guest. Jeremy Sc­ahill, a jour­nal­ist who has ap­peared fre­quently on

Real Time with Bill Ma­her, posted on Twit­ter that he won’t ap­pear as a pan­elist to­day be­cause of Yiannopou­los and what he rep­re­sents. “He has am­ple venues to spew his hate­ful di­a­tribes. There is no value in ‘de­bat­ing’ him,” Sc­ahill tweeted. Ap­pear­ing on Ma­her’s show will give Yiannopou­los a ma­jor plat­form for “his racist, anti-im­mi­grant cam­paign,” wrote Sc­ahill, co-found­ing ed­i­tor of The In­ter­cept news web­site. Sc­ahill said he re­spects Ma­her’s show as an arena for de­bate and dis­cus­sion but called Yiannopou­los “many bridges too far.” HBO con­firmed that Sc­ahill had can­celed. “If Mr. Yiannopou­los is in­deed the mon­ster Sc­ahill claims — and he might be — noth­ing could serve the lib­eral cause bet­ter than hav­ing him ex­posed on Fri­day night,” Ma­her said in a state­ment re­leased late Wed­nes­day. Yiannopou­los writes for Bre­it­bart News, con­sid­ered by many a plat­form for the so-called alt-right move­ment, an off­shoot of con­ser­vatism that pro­motes white na­tion­al­ism and pop­ulism. In an email Wed­nes­day, Yiannopou­los wrote that “pub­lic sham­ing and grand­stand­ing don’t work any more. … Thanks for prov­ing my point for me, Jeremy Sc­ahill! You can look for­ward to pulling out of a lot more shows in the next few decades.” Yiannopou­los is sched­uled as to­day’s open­ing in­ter­view guest for Real Time. Oth­ers set for the show’s panel dis­cus­sion are Larry Wil­more and for­mer Ge­or­gia Rep. Jack Kingston and, for a mid­show in­ter­view, Leah Rem­ini.

White model Kar­lie Kloss is apol­o­giz­ing for ap­pear­ing in a fash­ion spread in Vogue mag­a­zine’s di­ver­sity is­sue styled as a geisha, call­ing it cul­tur­ally in­sen­si­tive. Kloss, who has Dan­ish and Ger­man roots, was pho­tographed by Mikael Jans­son in a black wig and wears a ki­mono in one shot and poses be­side a sumo wrestler in an­other. In its in­tro­duc­tion, Vogue writes that the spread is “pay­ing homage to geisha cul­ture.” But on Wed­nes­day, Kloss took to Twit­ter to apol­o­gize for “par­tic­i­pat­ing in a shoot that was not cul­tur­ally sen­si­tive. My goal is, and al­ways will be, to em­power and in­spire women. I will en­sure my fu­ture shoots and projects re­flect that mis­sion.” Vogue, pub­lished by Conde Nast, did not re­spond to re­quests for com­ment. The mag­a­zine’s March is­sue al­ready has gen­er­ated some so­cial me­dia back­lash. In­tended to cel­e­brate women’s di­ver­sity, the cover fea­tures seven mod­els of dif­fer­ent eth­nic back­grounds, draw­ing fire from some crit­ics who said it isn’t as in­clu­sive as it could be.

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