Milo is not new to controversy. He had his @nero Twitter account permanently suspended after criticizing and targeting Saturday Night Live comedian Leslie Jones who starred in the reboot of Ghostbusters last summer. This suspension led to the Twitter hashtag #FreeMilo and the creation of the Twitter alternative, GAB. Moreover, Milo had started a scholarship solely for White Males. This action brought about criticism and accusations of racism on the part of Milo. Others suspected that since he is a homosexual, he may be using the scholarship to lure young men. However, he is apparently in a relationship with a Black male.
Protesters who trashed the area where Milo was expected to speak voiced their concern that what Milo preaches is hate. Milo has made comments against feminists and his fellow LGBT community which have angered many. He is considered part of the "alt-right" movement which is accused of fostering racism and White Nationalism. However, last week, Milo had this to say:
The irony in all of this is that the University of California in Berkeley was the birthplace of the free speech college movement. In the 1960's, students protested demanding free exercise of speech on college campuses. It seems that those liberals who rioted on campus are not aware of this. If they are, they are being extremely hypocritical for denying free speech to right-wingers. President Trump took to Twitter to condemn the riots and threatened the removal of funding to the University which gets $350 million dollars. Milo is set to release a book this year on his political views. He had published one with a different name on poetry.
If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017
Here are some photos of Milo and reactions on Twitter:
WATCH: Leftist rioters attack Trump supporters. Democratic Party and UC Berkeley staff allowing this to happen. LAW AND ORDER! pic.twitter.com/GOZXsz28CH— The Trump Train (@The_Trump_Train) February 2, 2017
BEHOLD Fascists Version Of Free Speech At That Bastian Of Tolerance #UCBerkeley #MiloAtBerkely #BerkelyRiots Milo Be Flattered They FEAR YOU pic.twitter.com/5VUebMnxTO— Our President🇺🇸 (@LeahR77) February 2, 2017
So Milo, a gay white immigrant male, who dates black men is being called racist because he's Conservative? The dumb have overtaken the Left.— Black Women 4 Trump (@TallahForTrump) February 2, 2017
WATCH: how Ronald Reagan dealt with violent Liberal protesters at UCBerkeley. It's awesome. pic.twitter.com/A4Dpvy7Zij— The Vice President (@MikePenceVP) February 2, 2017
#BREAKING: UC Berkeley planned event by @Breitbart editor #MiloYiannopoulos is canceled after protest turns violent pic.twitter.com/KsTPQ2yfNG— Kris Cruz (@rc_kris) February 2, 2017