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Menacing Milo Yiannopoulos Says Bill Maher’s Audience Should Be Afraid, Not Him


Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Breitbart News‘s Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos, whose recent “Dangerous Faggot Tour” at UC Berkeley ended in balls of fire and angry protests in the streets, will brave a liberal audience this Friday when he appears on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Damages at the university reportedly totaled $100,000.

Yiannopoulos will be Maher’s one-on-one interview at the top of the show.

The panel will include former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), a former adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, comedian and liberal activist Larry Wilmore, whose Comedy Central show was dumped last year after he bombed at the White House Correspondents’ Dinnerand journalist Jeremy Scahill, founding editor of The Intercept. The star in the side seat will be Leah Remini.

Asked how he feels about appearing before a largely liberal crowd that is sure to jeer him when he steps foot on stage, Yiannopoulos told The Mirror, “It’s not me who should be afraid. It’s them.”

But will he wear his bulletproof vest?

“I travel with impenetrable layers of armor everywhere I go,” he said by text. “They’re called facts, reason, logic and a sense of humor.”

And bodyguards?

“And bodyguards, of course,” he replied. “Hot ones.”

Yiannopoulos reasoned, “It’s important to be surrounded by beautiful people who will take a bullet for you. I never leave the house without my Navy SEALs.”

He’s excited for his West Coast appearance.

“LA is always fun,” he said.

Yiannopoulos was swiftly thrown off Twitter for life last year after he made fun of SNL comedian Leslie Jones. He said he didn’t like her in Ghostbusters and said she looked like a man.

On last weekend’s SNL, Jones indeed looked like a man as she tried out for the role of President Trump, completely with thick blond eyebrows. In the skit, she begged SNL creator and producer Lorne Michaels to let her play Trump.

He refused.