Colleges have found numerous excuses to cancel Milo’s events but the most common is security concerns. Social justice warriors want to silence him and colleges are folding to the pressure.
Inside Higher Ed reports:
Inflammatory and Turned Away
Milo Yiannopoulos may be best known for publishing alt-right crusades against feminism and liberal ideologies on Breitbart News. Or maybe he’s better known for being banned from Twitter after provoking his followers into harassing comedian Leslie Jones. Perhaps his internet fame was sparked when he called himself, a conservative gay man, “the most fabulous supervillain on the internet.”
Lately, the technology editor for Breitbart has been drawing attention for something else: the controversies surrounding his college campus tour, which he dubbed the Dangerous Faggot Tour with his characteristic attempt to provoke. His inflammatory speeches led to protests over the past academic year, and this year he’s on something of a roll with his incendiary statements — and a number of colleges are calling off planned appearances.
Yiannopoulos has said that his tour explores the social justice movement, “ultimately with the view to figure out how to stop it.” And some who disagree with his views are among those concerned that he’s being blocked from some of his campus appearances.
Most recently, at his Tuesday talk at Clemson University, he encouraged audience members to celebrate “World Patriarchy Day” on his birthday, an idea that brought cheers from his fans in the crowd.
Today, Yiannopoulos will speak at George Washington University in an event sponsored by the college Republican group there. Instead of calling on the university to cancel the event, GW student Stefan Sultan wrote a column in the student newspaper stating that Yiannopoulos should abstain from hate speech during his visit.
Hat tip to Christina Hoff Sommers:
Several universities cancel appearances by Milo Yiannopoulos.Too controversial for today’s fragile college students. https://t.co/Azuz5fZ1cA
— Christina H. Sommers (@CHSommers) October 24, 2016
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