The bromance is apparently over after Ye (AKA Kanye West) fired controversial right-wing chaos agent Milo Yiannopoulos from his 2024 presidential campaign.
The unofficial campaign manager reportedly rubbed the antisemitic musician’s inner circle the wrong way.
Yiannopoulos allegedly got into a power struggle with Ye’s new BFF — Holocaust denier, Nick Fuentes.
Yiannopoulos’ ouster comes after a litany of failed media appearances and infighting within the group.
In the span of a week, Ye abruptly left an interview with YouTuber Tim Pool after the right-wing instigator pushed back on the entertainer’s antisemitic diatribe on an episode of his show.
He then moved on to an appearance on conspiracy theorist Alex Jone’s InfoWars podcast – where Ye unapologetically praised Hitler and the Nazis.
The British-born troll, Milo, was noticeably absent during Ye’s interview with Jones. Instead, it would be Fuentes and Jan. 6th insurrectionist Ali Alexander who accompanied the disgraced star.
According to The Daily Beast, the failed influencer “was fired for attempting to make some power move against Fuentes.”
That is something that Milo Yiannopoulos denies.
“Ye and I have come to the mutual conclusion that I should step away from his political team,” he told TDB. ” I will continue to pray for Ye and all his endeavors.”
Far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been fired from Kanye West's informal 2024 presidential campaign. https://t.co/ySfjW3DoXw
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) December 4, 2022
But controversy is nothing new for the far-right agitator.
In February 2017, the former Breitbart editor was fired from the right-wing media outlet after comments he made about pedophilia, saying, “We get hung up on this child abuse stuff,” – going on to call the idea of consent “arbitrary and oppressive.”
“Younger boys and older men, the sort of coming of age relationship in which those older men have helped these young boys to discover who they are, and give them security and safety and provide them with love,” Yiannopoulos said at the time.
The live stream was exposed by the conservative media outlet Reagan Battalion.
🚨 Breaking: We obtained the #CPAC2017 Milo Yiannopoulos introductory video.
This is a must watch!
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 19, 2017
A canceled appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference and scrapped book deal with Simon & Schuster would immediately follow.
“First, Monday afternoon the American Conservative Union rescinded its invitation to the right-wing provocateur — noted for his political posts on the Internet — to speak at its annual Conservative Political Action Conference this upcoming weekend. Then, a few hours later, Simon & Schuster announced that it was canceling the publication of Yiannopoulos’ upcoming book, Dangerous,” NPR’s The Two Way wrote.
The same month that Yiannopoulos made his unceremonious Breitbart exit, an upcoming appearance at the University of California at Berkley was canceled amid protests from those opposed to his rhetoric.
In an open letter to the campus community, the Chancellor of UC Berkley, Nicholas Dirks, said of the struggling influencer,
“Mr. Yiannopoulos is a troll and provocateur who uses odious behavior in part to ‘entertain,’ but also to deflect any serious engagement with ideas,” Dirks wrote. “He has been widely and rightly condemned for engaging in hate speech directed at a wide range of groups and individuals, as well as for disparaging and ridiculing individual audience members, particularly members of the LGBTQ community.”
A little over a week after the disastrous meeting between Ye, Fuentes, and Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Yiannopoulous claimed the credit in an interview with NBC News, bragging to the mainstream media outlet that it was he who arranged for the equally antisemitic Fuentes to join his newfound bestie to “make Trump’s life miserable.”
“I wanted to send a message to Trump that he has systematically repeatedly neglected, ignored, abused the people who put him in office, Milo said. “And that kind of behavior comes back to bite you in the end.”
Something the former editor knows all too well, having bitten the hand that feeds him by overestimating his importance in “Ye’s World,” – and getting the boot.
Unfortunately, Yiannopoulos’ ouster has less to do with his pedophilic comments, than infighting among bigots.
Ye’s choice to dump the pedo, but keep the Nazi further confirms he’s a lost cause,
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