Breitbart writer ‘thanks’ SJWs, Twitter for ‘fabulous’ book deal
Breitbart News provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos thanked Twitter and “social justice warriors” for a Simon & Schuster deal he signed for $250,000.
The face of the “alt-right” movement told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday that a recent meeting with Simon & Schuster executives translated into a contract worth a “wheelbarrow full of money,” a deal he partly attributed to a lifetime Twitter ban.
“They said banning me from Twitter would finish me off. Just as I predicted, the opposite has happened,” Mr. Yiannopoulos told THR. “Every line of attack the forces of political correctness try on me fails pathetically. I’m more powerful, more influential, and more fabulous than ever before.”
Mr. Yiannopoulous, currently on his cross-country “Dangerous F— t Tour,” was banned by Twitter in July after arguing with “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones. His critics claimed that he should be held responsible for racist messages she received from other accounts.
“Did it hurt Madonna being banned from MTV in the 1990s?” he said Thursday. “Did all that negative press hurt Donald Trump’s chances?”