Well up with this new tech, aren’t these snowflakes?

For Simon & Schuster, it can also be immensely profitable. During Yiannopoulos’s tenure at Breitbart – where he’s told gay people to “get back in the closet” and women to “log off” the internet – he has amassed more than 1 million followers on Facebook. Threshold Editions, the Simon & Schuster imprint dedicated to “innovative ideas of contemporary conservatism”, has a hit on its hands.

Can you have followers on Facebook? I thought you were limited to 5,000 friends?

1 million followers on Twitter, possibly, before they cancel your account.

40 comments on “Well up with this new tech, aren’t these snowflakes?

  1. I’ve never bothered with guy and haven’t followed the news about him much. So the reference to Twitter cancelling his account jumped out at me. Has that happened? Have the SJWs managed to have him banned from a platform because they didn’t like what he says?

  2. You can have followers on Facebook if you have a page rather than a profile. Milo has both: a profile with 5000 friends and a page with many more followers.

    @Ironman: yes they have. Twitter had been searching for excuses to ban him for ages with many temporary bans. This permanent one happened when some people who follow him made racist comments to the black woman in the new Ghostbusters. Twitter claimed Milo had incited his followers to do so. He hadn’t: I was following his tweets regularly at the time and he did nothing of the sort. The women herself made some incredibly racist remarks about white people too but that was deemed absolutely fine by twitter.

  3. @Mal Reyolds: compare and contrast the way the #BLM kidnap and torture of a white retarded teen is being covered by the media, with no mention of the ‘hate crime’ tag…

  4. The brazen nature of the left’s deceit is always annoying. They openly lie about everything but their personal attack lies are the most galling.Perhaps it is time we adopted the same tactics

  5. Mr Ecks – “Perhaps it is time we adopted the same tactics”

    Charlie Hebdo won’t criticise Muslims any more and no one much was brave enough to print the Muhammed cartoons.

  6. SMFS: Part of the reason for that is that self-defence against certain of those likely to attack you now draws counter-attack from bluebottle trash in service of state tyranny. We can defend ourselves successfully against the street-pajama crowd but too many fools are not yet willing to raise hands against the costumed thugs who are the home-visiting backup boys for the Jammies.. If they keep trying to make victims of us all that will change.

  7. The left have no idea how to handle Milo, and it drives them nuts. They’ve tried calling him homophobic, but he is flamboyantly gay. They’ve tried calling him a white supremacist and racist towards blacks, but he mentions his overwhelming preferences for black boyfriends every chance he gets. Like him or not, he’s doing everyone a great service by attacking the SJWs in this manner.

  8. @Tim N

    Absolutely right.

    He even likes non-third wave feminist women (obviously not in the same way as black men).

    As far as lefties go, he is beyond their comprehension, their experience and, fortunately, their control. Everything they do merely exacerbates the ‘terrible’ situation from their point of view and they don’t know why.

    It is also great fun for the rest of us non-lefties.

  9. Well said, Ecks.

    I dread ever having to confront a burglar or mugger – mainly because I fear what the filth would do to me for defending myself.

  10. TimN

    “They’ve tried calling him homophobic, but he is flamboyantly gay. They’ve tried calling him a white supremacist and racist towards blacks, but he mentions his overwhelming preferences for black boyfriends every chance he gets. ”

    But, as I have discovered. in SJW land, you can be both gay and homophobic, and you can also like black dick and be a racist.

    Because slavery, or something….

  11. Tim N / bilbaoboy,

    Can’t they call him sexist? Besides, there’s an increasingly loud noise from the other members of the “coalition of the fringes” saying that gay men aren’t oppressed any more in [current year].

  12. “Andrew M

    there’s an increasingly loud noise from the other members of the “coalition of the fringes” saying that gay men aren’t oppressed any more in [current year].”

    Matthew Paris made a similar point. He couldn’t see why “LGBT” should be seen as a coalition as each group faced wildly different issues.

  13. @JuliaM:
    ” compare and contrast the way the #BLM kidnap and torture of a white retarded teen is being covered by the media, with no mention of the ‘hate crime’ tag…”

    I wondered what you were talking about, but found the story on Steve Sailors site:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/us/chicago-racially-charged-attack-video.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

    Naturally the NYT try to spin it to put the blame on Trump rather than the black people who actually carried out the attack:

    “In a Twitter post this week, Mr. Trump cited Chicago’s 762 murders last year and suggested that the city should seek federal help if local efforts to control the violence continued to be ineffective. Superintendent Johnson declined to speculate on whether the president-elect’s Twitter message and the videotaped beating were connected.”

  14. Last week, the literary world gasped

    Monocles were dropped into cocktails. Pearl necklaces were clutched. Small dogs cowered in handbags.

    when one of the largest publishers in the United States, Simon & Schuster, rewarded America’s most infamous internet troll, Milo Yiannopoulos, with a $250,000 book deal.

    Bollocks and pish!

    1) Milo is British. Get your own Dangerous Faggot, he’s ours.

    2) President Elect Daddy J. Trump is America’s most famous internet troll.

    But Yiannapoulos is not a conservative intellectual leader with a political agenda. He’s a clickbait grifter who has made a name for himself spewing hate speech.

    “OMG, hate thpeech!”, screams the guy blacklisting a gay writer.

    As the editor-in-chief of a small literary review, I wanted Simon & Schuster to know that broadcasting his rhetoric would have real-world consequences.

    Those real-world consequences being ka-ching!

    So I made a decision that has nothing to do with political ideology

    Shamelesslies.txt

    and everything to do with human rights and decency: the Chicago Review of Books will not cover a single Simon & Schuster book in 2017.

    They’re punishing S&S by giving free publicity to Milo’s new book. Uh, take THAT, bigots!

    According to thousands of Twitter and Facebook users, our stance is equivalent to censorship, fascism and book-burning.

    It’s basically a passive-aggressive version of that, yes.

    By choosing not to review Simon & Schuster books for a year, they claim we’re contradicting both the first amendment and our own mission to cover “diverse voices”.

    They’re right.

    In response, they’ve photoshopped my head onto a Nazi soldier, posted my photo with the caption “WARNING! This man was just accused of molesting young children!” and expressed their hope that the next wave of Chicago shootings might “take out” some of our editors.

    Top kek.

    And of course, Simon & Schuster has every right to increase Yiannopoulos’s platform by publishing his book. However, free speech doesn’t protect anyone from repercussions in a free market.

    Guy who almost certainly believes Christian bakers and B&B owners should be jailed if they refuse to cater to lesbian weddings demands freedom to discriminate against people he doesn’t approve of.

    I agree. It’s unfair. Simon & Schuster will publish some wonderful books in 2017 through imprints I admire, such as 37 Ink, Salaam Reads and Touchstone.

    He admires their imprints aimed at the blaxploitation, wimmins, and people who want to run you over in lorries markets.

    rhetoric like his – which targets racial, religious and cultural minorities – invites discrimination. It arguably encourages people such as Omar Mateen and Dylann Roof to think of entire groups of people as less than human.

    Arguably it also encourages dragons, wraiths, and midgets who stab Donald Sutherland in the deserted palazzos of Venice. While we’re crying and lying, why not?

  15. editor-in-chief of a small literary review

    The Chicago Review is an eminent literary journal going back to at least 1946. The Chicago Review of Books, on the other hand is a small, unrelated and recently-established kitchen-table job.

    And this bloke has the hide to use the word “grifter”?

  16. David Moore – “in SJW land, you can be both gay and homophobic, and you can also like black dick and be a racist.”

    In fairness it is hard to see how a racially-based preference for Black penis is not a racial preference. I suppose it is a type of affirmative action, in its own way, but it is still kind of racial. Suppose someone said they liked Black women because they were more in touch with their primal instincts?

    Still people will forgive Eddie Murphy for insisting that he was only interested in Black women (before, of course, moving in with a White chick half his age) in a way they would not forgive a White man for openly preferring a White woman. Just try the 14 words and see how it goes.

  17. The Chicago Review is an eminent literary journal going back to at least 1946. The Chicago Review of Books, on the other hand is a small, unrelated and recently-established kitchen-table job.

    This reminds me of an Oliver Kamm snark at some outfit calling itself something like “The Oxford Policy Centre” which he said was (paraphrasing) “three people in an office which happens to be located in Oxford”.

  18. 5000 followers on Twitter? Yeah, I bet S&S are shitting themselves.

    That’s less than what yer average international scandium oligopolist has.

  19. It makes me wonder what would have happened if Hitler hadn’t carried out the Night of the Long Knives. If he had not chosen the German Army, but the SA instead.

    If the Nazi stormtroopers had minced their way down the Champs-Élysées and through the Arc de Triomphe, would the Left have had to applaud?

  20. SMFS – I was always faintly disgusted with Roger Moore for canoodling with the inexplicably famous Grace Jones in A View To A Kill.

    James Bond is meant to be a heterosexual male fantasy. Who fantasises about being ravished by Queen Kong? She looks like she owns a strapon. Also, she was a bitch to Parky, which is basically treason unless Rod Hull’s involved.

    I always suspected something was wrong with Moore due to his penchant for safari suits, which are mainly worn by Liebfraumilch-swilling suburban swingers and creepy single men with combovers who holiday in Thailand.

    Pierce Brosnan may be an annoyingly debonair Irish smoothie and Daniel Craig as exciting as the London Congestion Charge, but you’d never catch those chaps dressed as an international sex tourist and/or muff-deep in the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

    Generally I prefer white women but Alesha Dixon is a gorgeous little flower and I would be pleased to do sex to her as long as my wife didn’t find out. Lucky Alesha.

  21. “where he’s told gay people to “get back in the closet” ”

    I love the way they are trying to smear a very publicly and flamboyantly gay man as a homophobe here. They are relying on their readers being completely ignorant mouth breathers who need daily teaspoons of All the News That’s Fit to Print fed to them.

  22. Who fantasises about being ravished by Queen Kong?

    Well, now that you mention it…

    I always thought Grace Jones was pretty hot, in a she’d drain me then kill me but it’d be totally worth it sort of way.

    The funny thing is, my personal experience was that Grace Jones grossed out black women a whole lot more than white men.

  23. @Rob

    They are relying on their readers being completely ignorant mouth breathers who need daily teaspoons of All the News That’s Fit to Print fed to them.

    Indeed, and it’s a safe bet at the Graun. The readers that aren’t ignorant are just there for the LOLs and trolling anyway.

  24. TIS,
    What you say about safari suits is obviously true,

    But Roger Moore could get away with them, which is an extraordinary achievement, on a level with inventing penicillin.

    Don’t be jealous.

  25. TIS,

    Actually, Grace Jones slapped Russell Harty. I always liked her for being an oddball, and a mostly harmless one. And I liked her singing voice.

    The thing with Bond is that he didn’t always shag women for kicks. He sometimes shagged them to get them on his side. Pussy Galore is a lesbian and through Bond’s charm, he turns her, which also means that he turns her against Goldfinger as she wants more of whatever he’s offering.

    Bond is basically the only man on earth who shags women for another reason.

  26. The Inimitable Steve – “I was always faintly disgusted with Roger Moore for canoodling with the inexplicably famous Grace Jones in A View To A Kill.”

    I have to agree that Grace Jones was always inexplicably famous.

    “James Bond is meant to be a heterosexual male fantasy. Who fantasises about being ravished by Queen Kong?”

    Well, ravished, no. But I have to admit I used to like Ms Jones. Not a whole lot but I would not have said no. I am not quite sure why. She looks too much like a boy. I would prefer Janet Jackson back in her day. But there was something.

    She became famous because of the French. Who have always had a thing for Black women – but in a totally racist and sexist way. Look at representations of Josephine Baker for instance.

    “I always suspected something was wrong with Moore due to his penchant for safari suits, which are mainly worn by Liebfraumilch-swilling suburban swingers and creepy single men with combovers who holiday in Thailand.”

    What is wrong with combovers and holidays in Thailand? Not that it has anything to do with me. I am asking for a friend. Truly the Seventies were fun for me, but they were a time when fashion died. I think it will take a lot to forgive Roger Moore for his dress sense.

    “but you’d never catch those chaps dressed as an international sex tourist and/or muff-deep in the Creature from the Black Lagoon.”

    But Craig has to pretend to have a thing going on with the new Moneypenny. Naomie Harris is not as off putting as the one before her, but I am not sure she is going to age well. She has a manly look about her already.

    “Generally I prefer white women but Alesha Dixon is a gorgeous little flower and I would be pleased to do sex to her as long as my wife didn’t find out. Lucky Alesha.”

    Behind you all the way dude. Well not literally. In emotional and entirely arms-length sort of bro way. All I can say is Gabrielle Union.

  27. Bloke in Wiltshire – “And I liked her singing voice.”

    Although she doesn’t actually have much of a singing voice. Usually the one thing you can rely on with African origin women is that they can sing. It is, presumably, a childhood spent on gospel. The singers in America with the largest range tend to be Black or Black-ish. Whitney Houston just could not help showing off. Mariah Carey presumably didn’t get a lot of gospel and isn’t very Black but she is very proud of her range. Grace Jones? Somewhat limited. Slave to the Rhythm and Pull Up To The Bumper are very nearly spoken.

    “The thing with Bond is that he didn’t always shag women for kicks. He sometimes shagged them to get them on his side. Pussy Galore is a lesbian and through Bond’s charm, he turns her, which also means that he turns her against Goldfinger as she wants more of whatever he’s offering.”

    I have seen Ms Galore. He may have had another motive to shag her, but no one would deny the obvious one. He wasn’t taking one for the team even if he was taking one from their team. I am surprised it hasn’t been banned as a hate crime yet.

    “Bond is basically the only man on earth who shags women for another reason.”

    Well I have been trying to sleep my way to the top. Which could explain the state of my career.

  28. BlokeInBrum – “For those who like this sort of thing”

    I can’t believe there is a website for Gay men to talk about Roger Moore’s clothing.

    How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
    That has such people in’t.

    “As for Milo, anyone think he might make a great Bond villain for the hipster/snowflake generation?”

    A bit more Austin Powers than James Bond I think. Besides, Roger Moore did go the Homosexual Bad Guy route and given the reaction I don’t think they would be allowed to do it again.

  29. Milo and various right-wing sites got people to vote for him in that award. Anyone could vote. So it most likely wasn’t the usual gay readers of the site voting for him.

  30. SMFS,

    “Although she doesn’t actually have much of a singing voice. Usually the one thing you can rely on with African origin women is that they can sing. It is, presumably, a childhood spent on gospel. The singers in America with the largest range tend to be Black or Black-ish. Whitney Houston just could not help showing off. Mariah Carey presumably didn’t get a lot of gospel and isn’t very Black but she is very proud of her range. Grace Jones? Somewhat limited. Slave to the Rhythm and Pull Up To The Bumper are very nearly spoken.”

    I guess so, but it just has a certain attitude I like. It’s like – I like what Mark E Smith does, but I don’t exactly call it singing.

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