Politicon Caves to Leftist Temper Tantrums, Pulls Milo Yiannopoulos From Their Lineup
Milo Yiannopoulos has been pulled from the lineup of Politicon due to an internet temper tantrum from the left.
The annual convention claims to be non-partisan and brings together some of the biggest names from all over the political spectrum for a weekend of discussions and debates in Los Angeles.
However, it appears that at least one liberal was so bothered by Yiannopoulos being booked on the same event as her that she pulled out. The petulant protester was Cameron Esposito, who appears to be some sort of “stand-up comic.” She tweeted that she did not know the lineup when she confirmed, but would no longer be appearing now that she does.
I did not know the line-up when I confirmed, but knowing what I know now, I won’t be appearing at Politicon.
Someone invite me to do something else that wknd. Xo, Cam
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) August 23, 2018
CNN’s Symone D. Sanders also publicly complained about Yiannopoulos being on the event, libeling him and repeatedly claiming that he is a “white supremacist.”
Y’all @Politicon is so ridiculously trash for inviting Milo Yiannopoulos this year. Like why do we need to hear from a white supremacist? And please stay out of my mentions with the “white supremacists are people too.” I can’t today. Last year… pic.twitter.com/WtDnSW5vVH
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) August 22, 2018
Yiannopoulos, a New York Times bestselling author, is married to a black man.
The backlash came immediately after the controversial conservative announced that Politicon would be one of his few appearances on stage in America in 2018.
“This speech will be one of his few appearances on stage in America in 2018 and one of the only opportunities Americans will get to see Yiannopoulos live this year. Despite his huge international audience, Yiannopoulos appears rarely in the United States. He is loathed by the domestic terrorists of Antifa and establishment Republicans alike and detested by anyone with a blue check mark on Twitter from either side of the aisle. Yiannopoulos is second only to President Trump as one of the most reviled figures of the social justice movement,” Yiannopoulos’ website Dangerous said of the event.
Politicon did not even have the professionalism to speak to Yiannopoulos before going to the press. He reportedly learned that he was no longer booked for the event when the Daily Beast published an article about him getting the boot.
According to Dangerous, Yiannopoulos is currently working on another book and a documentary film.