Writing about Milo Yiannopoulos on this site is kind of like writing about Joe Rogan five years ago: There’s like 5,000 people on the Internet with a Milo Yiannopoulos Google alert waiting for him to be mentioned so that they can defend him in the comments section, where needed. A criticism we often get from those people is that we don’t know anything about Milo Yiannopoulos, and if we did, we’d know that it would be impossible for Yiannopoulos to be a bigot because he’s a gay man who dates black and Muslim men.
Go fuck yourselves.
Yiannopoulos was on Real Time with Bill Maher last night and he was every bit as awful as we’d expected. Bill Maher sat down for a 10 minute interview with him, and quite frankly, Maher embarrassed himself by not only trying to find common ground with Yiannopoulos but normalizing his bullshit, pitching softballs and not only allowing Yiannopoulos to characterize his hate as “comedy,” but validating the characterization.
Mostly, though, I came away with the impression that Yiannopoulos is a try hard. His agenda is a narcissistic one, and while he claims it’s all about “free speech,” it’s only about himself. He is a proud troll, and the man has absolutely nothing worth saying. He is an attention-starved child.
Here’s his interview. It’s really not worth the time. Yiannopoulos is a man of absolutely no substance, and whatever message he thinks he’s sending is obscured by his self-aggrandizement and immaturity. He’s a vainglorious, self-absorbed twit.
The only redeeming thing about the episode was actually the aftershow, where Yiannopoulos joined the rest of the panel, which is when someone — namely Larry Wilmore (and a former spy, Malcolm Nance) — actually called Yiannopoulos on his bullshit. Admittedly, telling Yiannopoulos to go fuck himself (twice) was exactly what Yiannopoulos wanted, but it was still immensely satisfying, mostly because it exposed what a small, petty message-less man Yiannopoulos really is. He is a Champion of no one or nothing other than himself.
It’s worth watching in its entirety, but if you’re in a hurry, jump to the 4 minute mark.