Alt-right figure lands $250K book deal
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Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, who was permanently banned from Twitter last summer, has landed a $250,000 book deal.

"They said banning me from Twitter would finish me off. Just as I predicted, the opposite has happened,” Yiannopoulos told The Hollywood Reporter.

Yiannopoulos, an editor at Breitbart and self-described "supervillain of the internet," was widely criticized for using his large Twitter following to troll and incite people against different groups of people. Yiannopoulos has praised internet trolls, writing once for Breitbart that they'll "save the world." 


The book, which will be published by Simon & Schuster's Threshold Editions imprint, will in part detail his July ban from the social media site.

Yiannopoulos's ban came after he directed attacks at "Saturday Night Live" and "Ghostbusters" actress Leslie Jones, including posting fraudulent tweets he claimed came from Jones and calling her a "black dude." More recently, Yiannopoulos has been criticized for mocking a trans University of Wisconsin student in a speech in Milwaukee.

Yiannopoulos's book, which Amazon lists as 320 pages long, is entitled "Dangerous," according to Simon & Schuster's website, and is scheduled for a March release. The book's title appears to be a play on Yiannopoulos's "Dangerous F----t" campus speaking tour.  

"I met with top execs at Simon & Schuster earlier in the year and spent half an hour trying to shock them with lewd jokes and outrageous opinions. I thought they were going to have me escorted from the building — but instead they offered me a wheelbarrow full of money," Yiannopoulos said.

"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 and this book is the moment Milo goes mainstream. Social justice warriors should be scared — very scared."