milo yiannopoulos has been racist for years, do we only draw the line at pedophilia?

February 21, 2017

After years and years of spewing bigoted vitriolic hate speech under the guise of intellectual conservatism, Milo Yiannopoulos has finally said something to strike white America’s nerve. In the days before his speaking engagement at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the virulent Breitbart editor and outspoken defender of the alt-right, poked the bear in a video in which he condones sexual relations with boys as young as 13 and laughs off the seriousness of pedophilia by Roman Catholic priests. It seems that pedophilia is the tipping point for white folks, not the sexism, racism, xenophobia, or Islamophobia that Milo has to accompany his brand. The right had long defended Milo’s antics to antagonize the left as “opponents of free speech,” but this is more than anyone should or could tolerate. Now that he’s lost his book deal and speaking gigs are dropping like flies, I wonder if he’ll reassess his hate speech or if conservatives will stop letting racists and sexists speak for them in public? Wishful thinking, I suppose. Read more about Milo’s fall from grace via NYTimes and let us know what you’re thinking on social media.