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Milo Yiannopoulos Got $12M to Start a Touring Company for Trolls

Milo Inc. sounds less like a right-wing media company and more like a Live Nation for vloggers who shout about globalism.
April 28, 2017, 8:40pm
Photo by Jason Bergman

A few secret investors reportedly gave former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos $12 million to start a new company to bring right-wing YouTubers on tour, Vanity Fair reports.

Milo Inc., which will be based out of Miami and employ around 30 people, is a media company meant to compete with the Blaze and Infowars. But from the sounds of it, the new venture will be less like like a conservative news outlet and more like Live Nation for trolls, or an American Idols Live tour if all of the singers were replaced with people yelling about globalism.


"I'm the proof of concept," Yiannopoulos told the magazine. "The thing about me is that I have access to a talent pipeline that no one else even knows about. All the funniest, smartest, most interesting young YouTubers and all the rest of them who hate feminism, who hate political correctness."

Yiannopoulos got his start as the instigator of Gamergate and kicked off the current culture war related to free speech on college campuses. He then lost his editing job at Breitbart, a six-figure book deal, and a speaking slot at CPAC after old footage resurfaced of him saying relationships between younger boys and older men can be "hugely positive experiences."

After that happened, it seemed like Yiannopoulos was done. But on April 21, he wrote a Facebook Post announcing a multi-day event called Milo's Free Speech Week planned for later this year in Berkeley, California. He also released a weird compilation video declaring that MILO IS COMING––although there was no real indication of what that meant. But now we now know he's apparently returning to ring-lead a group of racist teen vloggers.

"This generation that's coming up, it's about 13, 14, 15, now have very different politics than most other generations," he told Vanity Fair in an odd choice of words for someone who's career was recently derailed for seeming to condone child molestation. "They love us. They love me, and I'm going to be actively hunting around for the next Milo."

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