Exiled far-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos was banned from attending a furry convention in the Chicago area after bragging that he bought tickets online, RightWingWatch reports.
Yiannopoulos posted screenshots of his registration for the Midwest FurFest, a convention to “celebrate the furry fandom,” on his Telegram channel (he has been banned from Facebook and Twitter).
After receiving complaints, the FurFest told RightWingWatch that it has banned Milo from attending.
“Hate is not welcome at Midwest FurFest. We are dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free convention experience for all, regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, or personal beliefs,” organizers told the outlet. “Midwest FurFest can confirm that Mr. Yiannopoulos has registered for the event this year. While the convention generally does not comment on anyone’s registration status, Mr. Yiannopoulos has already stated as much publicly.”
“The board of Midwest Furry Fandom, consistent with our posted code of conduct, has rescinded Mr. Yiannopoulos’s registration. He is not welcome to attend this or any future Midwest FurFest event,” they said.
Milo threatened to show up anyway.
Yiannopoulos banned from social media, Australia:
Yiannopoulos has already been banned from nearly every social media platform and earlier this year was barred from entering Australia on “character grounds.”
Yiannopoulos, who was fired as an editor at Breitbart News, also lost funding from the Mercer Family, the billionaires that bankrolled him, Breitbart, Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz.
At Bretibart, Milo was busted working with neo-Nazis to help push their ideas into the mainstream. He lost his job and also his book deal after a video of him defending pedophilia circulated online.
Milo says he is deeply in debt:
The Guardian reported in December that Milo was $2 million in debt.
Earlier this month, Milo complained on Telegram that he was broke and had no way to reach wide audiences.
“I spent years growing and developing and investing in my fan base, and they just took it away in a flash,” he wrote. “It’s nice to have a little private chat with my gold star homies but I can’t make a career out of a handful of people like that. I can’t put food on the table this way.”
“I can’t find anyone who’s managing to grow a really big channel here,” he said. “Everyone is hitting a wall. There’s no future to Telegram for social media refugees if this is the best it gets.”
“I’m clinging on for dear life. And I’ll never give up,” he continued. “But holy fucking hell the base in America SUCKS. Frankly they deserve to lose their country and if by some miracle we manage to save it, it’ll be no thanks whatsoever to voters, readers, subscribers and ENTIRELY thanks to the few brave souls battling on the front lines, beyond all reason and hope.”
“It’s years too late,” he added. “The time to act was when I got booted off Twitter. Nobody did.”