A New York restaurant cancelled a would-be Saturday meetup hosted by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos after threats of a boycott by left-wing activists.
Jue Lan Club removed Milo’ “Coming Out Conservative” event from their schedule, which was to be attended by Yiannopoulos and 200 guests, according to Milo’s personal news site Milo.Yiannopoulos.net. The website also claims that another, undisclosed venue has been reserved.
“Across the country, gay conservatives have been warned that they are not welcomed at Pride this year,” said the invitation letter that Milo sent to guests. “Angry, bitter leftists have seized control over the celebration and made it a political statement against President Trump.”
“In honor of my new book DANGEROUS, I [Milo] am throwing a party for the outcasts, the rebels, the gay conservatives who speak, think, and live free of liberal demands,” the invitation said.
Yiannopoulos now plans to hold his event elsewhere.
“Unfortunately for Jue Lan, at some point, the same leftists that threatened to boycott them over Milo’s Coming Out Conservative event will decide that white guys running a Chinese restaurant is disgusting cultural appropriation and boycott them anyways,” the site said, alluding to the white-owned burrito shop which closed in May amid allegations of cultural appropriation.
Yiannopoulos told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Jue Lan’s cancellation of his event occurred the same week as the opening of a “1984” play on Broadway. (RELATED: Math And Naval ROTC Student Talks Winning Milo’s Privilege Grant)
“The sole reason for the cancellation was the concern for the safety of our customers and staff,” said Naiome Ram, owner and operator of Jue Lan, to TheDCNF. “Recent Milo events have resulted in violence and destruction of property and we want no part of that regardless of which side of the fence you are on any topic. Again as a restaurant owner, the safety of our customers and staff is priority one.”
(Editor’s Note: This reporter worked with Milo Yiannopoulos as an intern in 2015 and contributed to Breitbart from 2015 to 2016.)
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