Bite at the universe, and occasionally, the universe will, in fact, bite back.
So goes the most recent development in the saga of noted troll and ex-Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’s rough week. On Thursday he lost his biggest benefactor, conservative billionaire Robert Mercer. And now, not only is he out of a job, but — get this — his presence with his latest employer was so toxic that the guy who hired him is now apparently out on his ass as well.
A brief recap: Back in February, a video from a 2016 podcast surfaced in which Milo defended the idea of relationships between grown men and young boys. “You’re misunderstanding what pedophilia means,” he said on the podcast. “Pedophilia is not a sexual attraction to somebody 13 years old who is sexually mature. Pedophilia is attraction to children who have not reached puberty.” Read more…