Death Threat Prompts Milo Yiannopolous To Cancel Event
A death threat that the FBI deemed “credible” has prompted Milo Yiannopolous to cancel an event at Florida Atlantic University.
The Breitbart News tech editor was scheduled to speak Thursday in a talk called: “How Feminism Hurts Women.”
What could possibly go wrong with that?
Yiannopoulos was recently thrown off Twitter forever for what the medium believed was harassment of Leslie Jones, an SNL comedian who appeared in Ghostbusters. Milo didn’t enjoy the movie and said as much on Twitter but took it further than an ordinary movie review — he called her a man and “barely literate.”
What followed amounted to racial abuse by other followers.
A report in Breitbart News said student organizers received a death threat for Milo that might involve bringing firearms or bombs to the talk. “Threats were also made to FAU students,” the story relayed.
The FBI made the call that Milo and the university should nix the event.
Breitbart News‘s profile has risen significantly in recent weeks since Stephen Bannon left the site to be the chairman of Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign. The move has highlighted the alt-right tendencies of Trump supporters which dominate Breitbart News and Milo’s boisterous following.
Noteworthy: In its coverage, Breitbart puts MILO’s name in all caps.