Daily Caller drops Milo Yiannopoulos after first column
Right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos has been dropped from his op-ed deal with the Daily Caller after just one column, according to a post on his Facebook page.
Yiannopoulos wrote on his Facebook page Saturday afternoon that the Daily Caller had “caved to pressure and canceled my weekly column.”
“Sad news: The Daily Caller has caved to pressure and cancelled my weekly column after a day, claiming, falsely, they never planned to run weekly contributions from me,” Yiannopoulos wrote Saturday.
“Where will it end? So: no new MILO column for now. This sort of cowardice is why the Right in America loses and will keep losing the culture wars,” he added.
Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Ingersoll confirmed the move to CNN’s Oliver Darcy, who reported the news on Twitter.
Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Ingersoll confirms to me that the site has fired its opinion editor over this Milo fiasco.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) November 4, 2017
The Daily Caller published a column from Yiannopoulos on Friday that ripped Hollywood and actor Kevin Spacey for the explosive allegations that Spacey made sexual advances toward a teenage actor, as well as created a “toxic” work environment on the set of Netflix’s “House of Cards.”
In the piece, Yiannopoulos makes a number of explosive claims, including claiming without evidence that straight people in America are more likely to be fired for their sexuality than LGBT Americans.
“Once upon a time, a teacher might be fired for being gay. These days you’re more likely to be fired for being straight,” Yiannopoulos writes, before going on to mock female basketball players.
“Women’s basketball is 98 percent lesbian, per Stanford player Candice Wiggins, so LeNoir should be grateful for her excommunication,” Yiannopoulos writes about former professional basketball player Camille LeNoir. “The locker room stench must be ungodly enough on its own.”
Yiannopoulos lost the support of billionaire investor Robert Mercer after an explosive BuzzFeed investigation revealed a video of Yiannopoulos singing in a bar surrounded by Richard Spencer and other white nationalists. Many members of the crowd are seen making Nazi salutes.
“I’m disappointed, to put it mildly,” Yiannopoulos wrote Saturday. “Never mind book publishers — even right-wing media these days are spineless in the face of outrage mobs, Twitter protests and frothing establishment Republicans.”
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