Conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos is starting a touring endeavor entitled “Milo Inc.” to spread right-wing trolling around the nation.
Yiannopoulos will base his new enterprise in Miami, Fla. His team will consist of 30 members and is funded with $12 million from anonymous donors, according to Vanity Fair Friday.
“The business of Madonna became touring,” said Yiannopoulos over the phone to Vanity Fair, referencing a Live Nation deal with the celebrity. “I’m doing the same thing, but instead of signing up with Live Nation, I’m building one. I’m building it for libertarian and conservative comedians, writers, stand-up comics, intellectuals, you name it.”
Milo Inc’s first initiative will be Yiannopoulos’ “Free Speech Week” in Berkeley, Calif., the site of several clashes between antifascists and Trump supporters in 2017. (RELATED: Milo Unveils ‘Free Speech Week’ At Berkeley To Tackle Feminism, Islam, BLM)
Yiannopoulos asserted that he has access to a stream of millennial talent.
“All the funniest, smartest, most interesting young YouTubers and all the rest of them who hate feminism, who hate political correctness,” the provocateur told Vanity Fair. “This generation that’s coming up, it’s about 13, 14, 15, now have very different politics than most other generations. They love us. They love me, and I’m going to be actively hunting around for the next Milo.”
Yiannopoulos exited Breitbart and lost a CPAC speaking gig and book deal in February after video surfaced in which he appeared to defend pedophilia. The media entrepreneur subsequently apologized for the remarks and clarified he adamantly opposes pedophilia.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Yiannopoulos for comment, but received none in time for press.
(This reporter worked with Milo as an intern in 2015 and contributed to Breitbart from 2015 to 2016.)
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