Milo Yiannopoulos’s enablers deserve contempt – and must be confronted | Owen Jones

The poster boy of the alt-right has lost his book deal after speaking in defence of suggested sexual relationships between older men and younger boys, but his lucrative bigotry was left unchecked for far too longThey were fine with his bigotry, his in-your-face, two-fingers-up transphobia, Islamophobia and misogyny. It took his defence of relationships between “older men” and “younger boys” for their queasiness to set in. The case of Milo Yiannopoulos is indeed a parable of our time. But who do I mean by “they”? In this case, both his associates and his enablers. His associates are the ascendant racist and neo-fascist movements of our time. He was a means to repackage their hatred for a certain demographic: as edgy, trendy, cool. Performative fascism, if you like. That’s why they call themselves the “alt-right”, after all: allowing them to cloak themselves not as a renaissance of fascist movements that have produced only human carnage in their previous incarnations, but as a sexy in-group and subculture that all the new cool kids are part of. Related: Milo Yiannopoulos book deal cancelled following outrage over child abuse comments Related: Milo Yiannopoulos peddles hate. It’s not censorship to refuse to publish it | Sam Sedgman Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Leslie Jones accuses Simon & Schuster over Milo Yiannopoulos book deal

Ghostbusters star says publisher is helping figures including the ‘alt-right’ Breitbart News commentator to ‘spread hate’ Comedian Leslie Jones has spoken out against Simon & Schuster’s decision to publish a book by outspoken “alt-right” figure Milo Yiannopoulos, months after he was banned... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos withdraws S&S lawsuit

Milo Yiannopoulos has dropped his multi-million pound legal case against Simon & Schuster US. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos drops his lawsuit against Simon & Schuster

Right wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos has officially dropped his lawsuit against Simon & Schuster. Last July, he announced he was suing the book publisher for wrongfully terminating a contract for his book, Dangerous, after Yiannopoulos made comments that seemed to defend pedophilia. The suit... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos ends his lawsuit against Simon & Schuster

Milo Yiannopoulos, the right-wing provocateur and writer, has dropped his lawsuit against Simon & Schuster over the publisher’s cancelation of his book "Dangerous" last year. In a document filed with the New York State Supreme Court, Yiannopoulos withdrew his legal action against the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos drops lawsuit over his cancelled book

The rightwing provocateur, who recently attempted to represent himself in court, and his former publisher asked that the case be dismissed ‘without costs or fees to either party’Rightwing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is dropping a lawsuit against his former publisher Simon & Schuster, after... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos – digested read

‘So my $15m book deal got cancelled because a few snowflakes were upset over something I said about children. Well, diddums’This is the book people said couldn’t be published because I was so dangerous. Well, you don’t get to silence The World’s Most Dangerous Faggot that easily. Have I said... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Can Milo Yiannopoulos Win His Lawsuit Against S&S?

The 'Dangerous' author has filed a $10 million lawsuit against his former publisher, Simon & Schuster. Is it a publicity stunt? Or can he prevail? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos labels low sales figures of Dangerous memoir 'fake news'

Rightwinger said his book – self-published after he was dropped by Simon & Schuster – had sold 100,000 copies, but data shows fewer than 20,000 salesRightwing controversialist Milo Yiannopoulos has branded reported low sales of his new book “fake news” after official figures revealed the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos sues former publisher for $10m

Rightwing provocateur seeks damages from Simon & Schuster after it dropped memoir Dangerous over contentious remarks – but imprint says suit is ‘without merit’A $10m (£7.7m) lawsuit announced by far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been dismissed by his former publisher as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos Strikes Back

In a one-two punch, the former 'Breitbart' editor self-published his book, 'Dangerous,' on July 4 and held a protest and rally outside the Simon & Schuster offices on July 7, where he announced a $10 million lawsuit against the publisher for "breach of contract." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos to self-publish memoir and sue Simon & Schuster

The far rightwinger, dropped by the publisher following his comments on child abuse, vows to make lives of ‘professional victims a living hell’After his memoir Dangerous was very publicly dumped by his publisher, hard-right professional provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has announced he will instead... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-05-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers chased Katie Hopkins and Milo Yiannopoulos. But hate doesn’t sell | Chris McCrudden

Hot air and rightwing controversy fuel social media and fill column inches, but there’s no evidence they make people buy books. Quite the oppositePublishing has always been a controversial industry. Its history of banned books, lawsuits and angry letters wouldn’t look out of place in the most... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-03-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos's 'Dangerous': a Timeline

All our coverage of the controversy surrounding former Breitbart pundit Milo Yiannopoulos's book 'Dangerous,' which was slated for publication by Simon & Schuster, until it was cancelled after video surfaced in which the author appeared to condone pedophilia. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos book deal cancelled following outrage over child abuse comments

Simon & Schuster pulls forthcoming autobiography, titled Dangerous, for which it had reportedly paid a $250,000 advanceSimon & Schuster has cancelled the publication of Milo Yiannopoulos’ book, and his fellow Breitbart employees have reportedly threatened to quit if he is not fired.A... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Simon & Schuster Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos's Book

After enduring withering criticism since it was revealed in late December that it planned to publish a book by controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, Simon & Schuster said late Monday that it has canceled the release of 'Dangerous.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos publication pushed back three months

Controversial figure Milo Yiannopoulos' book deadline has been pushed back three months so he can discuss the "insanity of the last few weeks" in the title. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos delays memoir to add details of protests against it

Far-right British Breitbart controversialist says it would be absurd for his book not to cover ‘the insanity’ surrounding its publicationPublication of rightwing controversialist Milo Yiannopoulos’s memoir Dangerous has been delayed until June, so that he can include details of the controversy... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S moves to reassure authors after Milo Yiannopoulos controversy

Simon & Schuster’s US chief executive Carolyn Reidy has moved to reassure authors that the publisher will not “support, condone” or publish “hate speech” following the Milo Yiannopoulos controversy. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos publisher insists book won't feature hate speech

Simon & Schuster boss writes to authors alarmed by the rightwing author’s profile, assuring them that the firm will not tolerate abusive writingIn what is being seen as a damage limitation exercise, the publisher of rightwing controversialist Milo Yiannopoulos has written to authors to... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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