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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:00 PM

Milo Yiannopoulos lasted a single day on Patreon before getting banned

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Source: The Verge

Former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos attempted to fund a “magnificent 2019 comeback” on the crowdfunding platform Patreon, only to be banned after one day. Yiannopoulos’ Patreon campaign, whose banner image is seen above, garnered around 250 patrons pledging an unknown amount of money before being kicked off the service.

“Milo Yiannopoulos was removed from Patreon as we don’t allow association with or supporting hate groups on Patreon,” the company said in a tweet. Leaked emails have linked Yiannopoulos to white supremacists, and a 2016 video showed him singing karaoke in a bar while audience members, including white nationalist Richard Spencer, gave Nazi salutes.

“I’ve had a miserable year or two, banned and de-platformed and censored and blacklisted,” Yiannopoulos wrote in his Patreon profile. He asked patrons to help fund a weekly late-night TV talk show, and to help him “pay essential staff and service providers.” The Guardian reported earlier this week that Yiannopoulos was $2 million in debt, a number Yiannopoulos later claimed was actually “at least” $4 million in a flippant Instagram post.

In return, patrons would get rewards like “free Milo ringtones,” a signed poster of Yiannopoulos, and an “elite-tier Milo coffee mug.” Backers who pledged at least $500 per month got more personal perks like “Milo will call you on your birthday,” and for $750 per month, “Milo will fly to you and take you and a friend out for dinner once a year.”

Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/5/18127994/milo-yiannopoulos-patreon-comeback-ban-hate-speech



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That's all I will say.

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Reply Milo Yiannopoulos lasted a single day on Patreon before getting banned (Original post)
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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:05 PM

1. He got 250 idiots to give him money....how sad.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:21 PM

2. But at least...

250 idiots have less money now.

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Response to snapsnap (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:26 PM

4. Great reply.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to snapsnap (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:29 PM

9. But now they're Economically Anxious.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:26 PM

3. ha ha ha

dickweed.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:33 PM

5. "I don't need you peasants, I have the Mercers - but for now, send me some money!!"

Earlier this year, Yiannopoulos said on Facebook — where he is not banned — that he had “been betrayed and abandoned by everyone who ever called themselves [his] friend, with a small handful of notable exceptions.” He also called his Facebook followers “entitled fucking babies” for criticizing his spending habits. “I’ll still be soliciting investment and donations from wealthy private supporters,” he assured readers in his Patreon profile — referring to supporters like the Mercer family, which distanced itself from him last year. “But I need you to help me get back to work.”

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Response to hatrack (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:53 AM

10. Actually, he owes the Mercers too.

I read they want their money now.

I wonder how many signed up for the $500 a month plan? hahahaha A month?

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:36 PM

6. Losing.

Fifteen minutes are up.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:05 PM

7. Maybe he can get a loan from his publicity seeking, HATE filled

pal Ann Coulter.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:20 PM

8. Sad...

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 04:08 AM

11. *gets out my Planck-scale violin*

#nopity

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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:25 AM

12. After a review by forum hosts...locking.

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