- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay, conservative activist whose politically incorrect opinions got him banned from Twitter for life, says he’s in discussions to star in his own reality TV show and even a movie.
Yiannopoulos, who is also a comedian and an editor with right-leaning Breitbart News, revealed his plans during a Facebook Live interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“I have a couple of deals on the table I’m thinking about,” Yiannopoulos said. “We are currently considering a reality show, we are currently considering a feature-length movie.”
The right-wing firebrand wouldn’t reveal details of either project, but said that there will be video cameras aboard his bus during his “Dangerous Faggot” tour, where he preaches conservatism on college campuses. His next tour kicks off in September and will take him to 26 campuses.
Yiannopoulos was arguably the most buzz-generating person at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, courtesy of multiple stories about him linked at the Drudge Report, a must-read website for delegates and VIPs gathered in Cleveland to nominate Donald Trump the GOP candidate for president.
He was already making waves this week in a very public feud with Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones, claiming the film was unnecessarily feminist and bashed men. Both went back and forth until Jones announced she would quit the social media platform after fans of Yiannopoulos attacked her, and Twitter kicked him off.
Twitter, though, wasn’t specific about what the activist’s transgressions were, saying simply that “no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse or harassment of others.” Yiannopoulos said during THR’s Facebook Live interview that his banishment was politically motivated, and that he, too, receives harassing and even threatening tweets, but Twitter doesn’t seem to care because its executives disagree with his conservative message.
“We all get this stuff, but only some people play it for currency, use it as a weapon,” he said. “I want to crack jokes about people. That is my right.”
Asked if he thought Twitter might have a change of heart, he said: “I’m certainly not going to beg them. If they come to their senses and realize they made a mistake and invite me to come back, I may deign to return.”
The other incident that put Yiannopoulos in the news was a party he hosted at the convention on Tuesday night for gay conservatives.
When The Daily Show with Trevor Noah showed up with cameras, a Breitbart editor turned his camera on them, causing a conflict between the two.”The Daily Show likes to slice and dice,” Yiannopoulos said, adding that he presumed their agenda was to suggest that “gay conservatives are broken, self-loathing weirdos.”
“What we did was turn the camera on them,” he said. “All’s we wanted to do was look at what The Daily Show ends up broadcasting and look at what actually happened and let people judge for themselves.”
Watch his Facebook Live video with THR below.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day