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Interviewer Can’t Stop Laughing When Charles Johnson Talks About Porn

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger

Milo Yiannopolis, a British born self-published poet and weekly columnist for Breitbart News, interviewed Twitter outlaw Charles C. Johnson by video for a full hour and five minutes.

Maybe he deserves a prize for that.

Johnson, editor-in-chief of GotNews, has been permanently banned from Twitter for threatening to take an alleged “civil rights activist” out for $500. The phrase “take out” being the offending phrase. Johnson is fighting his banishment with the help of a lawyer and may ultimately sue Twitter.

But most importantly, Milo got Johnson to open up about porn. The interview was published Wednesday.

In the widest ranging discussion imaginable, Milo began grousing that Twitter is treating its users like children, blocking things from him without informing him.

“Now [they’re] talking about banning porn,” he told Johnson. “We’re not just talking about the New York Times, we’re talking about the Jezebels, the BuzzFeeds. These people are on the fringe of mainstream debate, but every time they complain, Twitter seems to comes up with a new hair brained scheme that ends in disaster. They’re now talking about banning porn. Do you have views on how this is all going to end up for them?” [And by “them” he means Twitter.]

Johnson began, “I don’t really know what pornography actually is.”

The camera panned to Milo, who was uncontrollably cracking up. “Don’t make me laugh,” he says through a pristine British accent. (Watch this part below at 51:28.)

Johnson, who admits to being on the Autism scale and not always picking up on social cues, barreled through Milo’s laughing. “I kind of agree with Camile Paglia,” he said. “Porn is basically forcing someone to see what they wouldn’t enjoy seeing, but a lot of people enjoy seeing porn, so it’s kind of like, it’s kind of complicated.”

Porn is not in his hemisphere. “I am not a big porn fan,” he said. “I was married at 24. I very much love my wife. It’s sort of not my thing.”

There’s a caveat. “But I want to live in a society where pornographers have rights, like, and they actually exist as human beings,” he said. “My kind of view on porn generally is I’d like to have it for non-commercial uses so that no one is forced into porn. But I think the internet is doing that already by basically driving down the costs.”

Milo swiftly cuts him off and moves Johnson on to Twitter’s double standards and people who want to murder George Zimmerman.

Probably a good call.