Milo Yiannopoulos might be banned from Twitter, but if people think that’ll teach him some kind of lesson, the firebrand says you’ve got another thing coming.
The Breitbart tech editor had his social media account permanently deleted after actress Leslie Jones came under attack by racist, sexist commentators. Yiannopolous penned a critical review of Ghostbusters (with particularly harsh words for Jones), and the two eventually were locked in an online duel where Jones left Twitter shortly afterwards.
Yiannopoulos sat down with CNN Money’s Alison Kosik, where he again pointed out that online platforms are determined to censor conservative voices. Yiannopoulos defended his mean tweets about the film’s actresses, and insisted that he can’t be held responsible for any of the “disgusting” things others say just because he’s “popular.”
When asked about a column he once wrote calling for Internet giants to take action against deliberately rude commenters, Yiannopoulos said his feelings have “evolved” since then because “trolls are the only ones telling the truth.” Yiannopoulos refused to apologize for his followers, and said what Twitter really needs is “new ways of making sure people who don’t want to hear from each other don’t hear from each other.”
“So long as there are people who think that offense-taking… is equivalent to some kind of injury, I am still necessary,” Yiannopoulos said. “I will continue to be as offensive as possible.”
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