Much to our delight, Milo Yiannopolous is not having a great week. In just under 48 hours, his invitation to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was revoked, Simon & Shuster yanked his book from publication, and he “chose” to resign from his role as an editor at Breitbart News.
Of course, considering that his entire personal brand is based on being racist, sexist, misogynist, anti-trans, and just generally a horrible person, it’s hard to feel sorry for him. Case in point: during his press conference to announce his resignation from Breitbart on Tuesday, Milo couldn’t help popping off a ridiculously mean-spirited insult at a person he’s never met before, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Chelsea Lately personality Ross Matthews. Reportedly (because of course all we have to go on is his word), he claimed that parents send him letters praising him for bucking gay stereotypes, so that their gay kids learn that they don’t have to grow up to be “like Ross Mathews.” Yeah, boo wanting to be a nice and fun person whose smile lights up a room!
Mathews didn’t have to respond to Milo’s comments, of course. But because he’s a beautiful person with a soul full of sunshine, he chose to take the opportunity to get on Facebook and prove just how much better he is than “whatever that guy is,” by speaking directly to those gay kids who might grow up to be like Ross whether their parents like it or not.
“I want every kid out there who is different to know that that’s good, and that this guy, and people like him who are gonna say being one way is better than being another way, is just wrong,” Mathews said. “So be you. And be you especially when people challenge you about being you.”
And as for Milo, or Meelo, or whoever? “Bless his heart.”
Oof. I sure hope What’s-his-face has a flashlight or something, because the shade Ross just dished out has surely eclipsed him in darkness.
Editor’s Note: We used a Youtube embed because Facebook’s was misbehaving. We advise you not to read the Youtube comments.