Alt-Right Advocate Known for Racist Trolling Marries a Black Man

Milo Yiannopoulos, who was banned from Twitter following his incitement of racist tweets against Leslie Jones, announced his marriage on Instagram.

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For years, Milo Yiannopoulos has notoriously used social media to promote an alt-right agenda by bashing Muslims, Black Lives Matter activists and feminists, and perpetuating racist trolling against Blacks, including comedian Leslie Jones. The self-proclaimed conservative “gay exceptionalist” even used the Internet to bash gay rights.

But it seems Yiannopoulos, a former Breitbart News employee who hosted a “Gays for Trump” party in 2016, may not practice everything he preaches. He announced in Instagram posts that he wed his boyfriend — who is Black — on Saturday.

In one photo his groom, only identified as “John,” has his back facing the camera showcasing the words “Blind for Love” on the back of his suit jacket. Another photo shows the couple pouring champagne into a tower of glasses.

Yiannopoulos’ penchant for racist trolling got him permanently suspended from Twitter in July 2016. He began insulting “Saturday Night Live” comedian Leslie Jones and then provoked his followers (he had more than 300,000) to troll her as well.

At first Jones blocked the tweets, but then she began retweeting them to show the interactions. Yiannopoulos’ followers compared Jones to Harambe, the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo, and made a slew of other derogatory comments.

Yiannopoulos was temporarily banned from Twitter several times prior for violating the company’s terms of service through offensive tweets, which often fanned political tensions.

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Yiannopoulos and his groom chose to marry in Hawaii, where same-gender marriage was legalized in 2013. Two years later, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-gender marriage nationwide.

In 2015, a week before the Court’s ruling, he wrote a Breitbart column titled, “Gay Rights Have Made Us Dumber, It’s Time To Get Back in the Closet.”

“Forcing gays back into the closet solves the problem of what happens to children when they have two dads or two moms,” he wrote.

“The good news is that gay rights are in the minority, globally speaking. China, India and most of all Russia, proudly celebrate the importance of the nuclear family.”

In July 2016, during the presidential campaign, Yiannopoulos participated in a “Gays for Trump” party in Cleveland and posted a video of the event on his YouTube page.

“It’s no secret that Donald Trump is the most LGBT-friendly presidential candidate the GOP has ever fielded, and one of the most gay friendly presidential hopefuls of all time,” Yiannopoulos, who has referred to himself as the “glittering leading light of the conservative gay movement,” wrote in a column last year.

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In February, Simon & Schuster canceled the publication of Yiannopoulos’ book “Dangerous” after podcasts surfaced in which he made questionable comments about pedophilia. He then resigned from Breitbart.

“Milo Yiannopoulos’ bold voice has sparked much-needed debate on important cultural topics confronting universities, the LGBTQ community, the press, and the tech industry,” Breitbart said in a statement following his resignation.

That same month, college students at the University of California at Berkeley did not want to hear Yiannopoulos’ political rhetoric. Violent protests took place in opposition of his planned campus speech. The university cancelled his scheduled appearance.

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34 comments


  • Could it be that he is not racist but just doesn’t feel there should be protected categories?

    • Seriously? How can a comparison of a Black woman to a gorilla be considered non-racist?

    • Michael J. "Orange Mike" Lowrey

      No, Peter Kyle. The guy compares black people to gorillas and otherwise gleefully spreads hateful stereotypes and racist lies all over his work.

    • Peter Kyle tries again and again.

      Must be exhausting coming up with excuses day after day.

      I wish whites would free themselves. Their lives would be so much happier.

      Oh, when I say “whites” I’m talking about people like Kyle in all their many flavors and levels of overt and covert racism and bigotry.

      Even the nice ones.

      I used to tolerate their right to believe, think, and say whatever they wanted. Free country. Free speech and all of that. Then one day I realized it was like willingly exposing myself to radiation. I just couldn’t anymore.

      I think I was getting ready to watch Geraldo Riveria interview some white supremists (how long ago was his show?), I couldn’t. Enough. I can’t abide this thinking anymore.

      Life is so, so short. All that hate. All those young men, some boys, really. All that wasted energy.

      We all get old and die. Going to be hating Mexicans at 80? My sister’s worked in nursing homes. She’s been called a nigger more times, than… Here you are crapping in your pants and black and Hispanic people are cleaning the sh!t off you and this is all you have? Clinging to whiteness? One foot in the grave? I’ll never understand it.

      Today, I asked a young white male who was fruitlessly trying to justify trump and his special self, suppose blacks, Hispanics, gays, Muslims, non-Christians, Jews, Asians all disappeared? What would the Republican platform be? Who’d be the target? Who’d sow,? Who’d reap? He not allowed to mention Democrats. Just answer those questions.

      Let’s see if he responds. Let’s see if he thinks.

      • The bottom line is that the real agenda has nothing to do with Black or white, it’s all about green.

        People from Goldman Sachs and the ceo of exxonmoble didn’t know trump before this election, he was a broken down thrice bankrupt former casino operator and current flogger of cheap wine, tough steaks and a bogus university. Trump didn’t know any retired Marine Corps generals, he’s a draft dodger. Wilbur Ross wouldn’t wipe his butt with one of trump’s silly long ties. But trump beat the republican field by being a superior grifter and by having a lot of help from the people who were willing to lend him money after he burned the banks – Russians.

        I wonder who in the hell is Paul Manafort, I google Manafort and Russia.

        Then I google trump Russia and real estate.

        I see foot dragging on Puerto Rico, I google Goldman Sachs and Puerto Rico.

    • Peter Kyle- As a racist white male semblance of humanity, you’re a PROTECTED CLASS (as in low class, class clown). While I think Leslie Jones is NOT funny and has no talent [also Melissa McCarthy and the whole SNL crew], comparing her to a gorilla is racist.

      Gorillas have blue eyes and are hair like white men. Maybe Milo’s Black slave has real jungle fever and likes the gorilla or ape-like characteristics he sees in Milo. He’s mostalgic about the gorillas his African ancestors lived around in Africa.

  • So, basically, he’s a troll. Stirring up folks just for the hell of it. Sad, pathetic little man who needs to get a real life.

  • Charity Dell

    1. Maybe he discovered that “Once you go Black…”.
    2. So maybe he was really attracted to Leslie Jones
    after all, but couldn’t admit it…
    3. But then again, this could all change next week!
    TROLL LOVE….AIN’T IT PRECIOUS? :-)

  • In re: “…led by Attorney General Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions III…”

    Please make that ‘Jefferson’ (as in Jefferson Davis) to highlight that Sessions is the THIRD generation in his family named in honor of TWO Confederate figures. (P.G.T. Beauregard being the other of the two, of course.)

  • Well, on Maher’s show he admitted, in his special crass, crude way, he likes black you know what.

    His boyfriend apparently is blind. Or maybe he convinced himself his boyfriend is a fraud and just figured out what Trump, Limbaugh, Coulter, Hannity, Breitbart, fake news creators, Ronald Reagan, the idiot at Info Wars, Fox “news”, the entire Republican party, et al, racism pays and bigly.

    Maybe being called racial epithets or the people who look like you, is an aphrodisiac.

    Covfefe!!!

  • Like the white plantation SLAVE MASTERS, Washington, Jefferson and others, this proves that you can be a RACIST and sleep black every night! Interracial marriages NEVER IMPROVED RACE RELATIONS anywhere.

    White racists are so schizophrenic, in order to get Black, brown, red or yellow sex, they will do anything. Blacks like this real ni@@er (and Don Lemon) who would want any white person, especially a racist like Milo, suffer from the worst INFERIORITY COMPLEX.

    Any truly proud, sophisticated and educated Black person wouldn’t sleep with or marry any of their white oppressers. Only blacks with the lowest morality CHOOSE to become modern-day Uncle Toms, Aunt Jemimas or ni@@er slaves date or marry white people. This is disgusting on three counts.

    This authentic Black SOB is not BLIND TO LOVE, he’s a reprobate, an abomination and a disgrace to the male and Black race.

    • That is true. White people having sex with Black people is a staple of American culture and it has never done anything to aid or improve race relations – including mixed marriages. The children born of those unions are frequently angry at being called or considered Black which further muddies the waters and does not help race relations either. So – this is not a surprise if it is true. I would be more surprised if it turned out to be true.

      • Muirheadhere

        hahahahaha! are you stupid or just a troll? I have two beautiful, successful, intelligent, mixed-race children who could run circles around you intellectually. Help race relations? What are you even talking about? I can’t stop laughing! *falls on floor*

    • Haven’t yet seen that movie, Nik, and can’t help but wonder what in the Yiannopoulos relationship is gonna be like what, exactly, in “Get Out”. As ZJ mentions above, is it something about how only “modern-day Uncle Toms, Aunt Jemimas or ni@@er slaves date or marry white people”, and “truly proud, sophisticated and educated black (people)” wouldn’t ?

  • monique matthews

    Has anyone seen the movie “Get Out”? We that is my suggestion to the black man that that married him….opps, it might just be too late.

  • This is yet another publicity stunt. What happy couple posts an Instagram story with only one person’s face showing? Certainly not any couple where one party is as media savvy as Milo. What couple at an event attended by loved ones, as suggested by the multiple champagne glasses, must pour their own champagne into a fountain prior to the congratulatory toast?There were no other guests at this event. When you are feted by any so called friend, you do not have to crack open your own bubbly. Any gay guy worth the Lycra in his skinny jeans would have stepped in to do the honors for the couple.

  • Look at his Insta. Check out the two silhouettes against the sunset of these two alleged soulmates. Ask any body language expert about the distance between their bodies, the fact that the hands are not showing in the photograph. Ask about their facial expressions and the angle of their heads towards one another. I truly don’t believe Milo met this man before he hired him for the photo shoot. Poor guy . What a way to have to earn a living.

  • Muirheadhere

    so he’s merely a psycho? Interesting…

    I often feel the majority of trolls on the internet really have no stance per se, they simply want attention and enjoy watching people get angry. Stirring the pot from grandma’s basement. Then I wonder what this means for social media in general. Like are we arguing with bots and crazies now and this medium no longer has value?

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