Why Was Milo Yiannopoulos a VIP at the MTV Video Music Awards?
Milo Yiannopoulos was a VIP at the MTV Video Music Awards last Sunday night. The alt-right douchebag Instagrammed video and countless photos of himself on the red carpet.
Mic first reported his appearance. They reached out to MTV by email, and a spokesperson said that the network “did not invite Yiannopoulos,” to the event, but said that the night itself had been about “unity, positivity and inclusion — squarely in line with our audience and MTV’s DNA.”
“Anything other than that is only noise,” the spokesperson added.
Asked over email whether or not he had received a personal invitation to the event, Yiannopoulos responded, “Fuck off.”
On Instagram, Milo Yiannopoulos wrote:
These award shows are as disingenuous as telling a one night stand you love them and increasingly no different from sitting through a very long sermon at an evangelical megachurch — but instead of celebrating a loving God, the crowd of self-flagellating celebrities and millennials cower before a different mythological evil known as “white supremacy.” This came ringing through last night when an actual pastor, a descendant of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, took to the stage to lecture everyone on “America’s original sin,” racism, calling on “all of us with privilege and power to confront racism and white supremacy head on.” (By “those with privilege,” he’s not talking about the 200 rappers in the audience with diamond-studded crosses around their necks. Just for the sake of clarity.) The Left is too ashamed to admit they’ve become everything they once claimed to hate — puritanical, mob-rule zealots. Shouldn’t they be embarrassed when they show up in the tens of thousands to shut down a few dozen people holding a right-wing event, like in Boston? And when they can’t find actual Nazis to fight they conjure up make-believe ones like statues, college administrators who don’t cave to their temper tantrums, and of course President Trump… who after 200 days of facing the resistance is still President and still sticking up for America’s interests — for instance, by pardoning Sheriff Joe.
Yiannopoulos probably scored the tickets from some friends in high places.
There’s no doubt that people with deep pockets are funding his controversial pursuits. In April, Tina Nguyen of Vanity Fair reported that Yiannopoulos told her that he received a “$12 million investment” from backers to launch his media brand.
Should be interesting to see what happens to Yiannopoulos and his Miami-based company at tax time.