Trump has some of the most skin-crawlingly self-important people following him, and perhaps none of them are more self-important than this clown.
While sitting across from ABC reporter Terry Moran on Thursday, Breitbart’s tech editor, Milo Yiannopoulos, attempted to defend himself as a “virtuous troll.”
“You’re an idiot.”
I had to look this guy up before I started this story; I’d heard his name before but only in the context of MRA losers. He’s also utterly reviled in the gay community for his support of Trump, his anti-feminism stance, and just being a nasty, disgusting piece of work all around, so you know we’re dealing with certified Grade A material here.
He wound up banned from Twitter after leading a harassment campaign against comedian Leslie Jones, as well — who, you’ll remember, raised the hackles of every MRA with her appearance in the new Ghostbusters remake.
Since then, Yiannopoulos has been pretending he’s a “virtuous troll” — an act that works really well with people who want to hear it, but outside of that bubble, it doesn’t fly. And it didn’t fly with Terry Moran of ABC, either, when Moran called him on his crap.
“If Leslie Jones were right here, would you say, ‘You look like a dude’?” Moran asked.
He agreed. “Yeah, probably.”
Moran pressed: “You would say that to her.”
Yiannopoulos echoed that he probably would, leading Moran to fire back:
“Then you’re an idiot.”
True words were never spoken.
He then tried to argue that while he found the racist and sexist abuse hurled at Jones “disgusting,” Yiannopoulos didn’t like the idea of calling his rabid Twitter followers off, asking:
“Does Justin Bieber have an obligation to his fans? I’m sorry for being popular. But I am not responsible for what 350,000 people on the Internet say. I’m responsible for what I say.”
Funny he should compare himself to someone as annoying, infuriating, and ultimately, as inconsequential as Justin Bieber. Honestly, though, I feel that’s an undeserved slight against Bieber — Bieber, after all, has actual talent.
Later in the interview, Yiannopoulos took heat for his sexist stances from Moran, too, when Moran pointedly asked “what grade are you” while serving up some much need real world to the tech editor:
“You’re going to go after somebody’s body to denigrate their ideas? What grade are you in? Are you a 13-year-old boy? Because somebody doesn’t have a weight that you think is proper? That’s revolting.”
Yiannopoulos attempted to defend himself with a strawman:
“I’ll tell you what’s revolting. What’s revolting is the body positivity movement. What’s revolting is this idea now that you can tell women that they’ll be healthy at any size.”
First, that’s an issue between women and their doctor. Second, I don’t know of anyone who’s telling anybody that “they’ll be healthy at any size.” Third, the only thing revolting was the stances that Yiannopoulos was taking. I find that more disgusting than I do anyone’s body size.
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