Pre-order sales of Breitbart Senior Editor MILO’s upcoming book Dangerous increased by 12,740% following the violent left-wing and “anti-fascist” riot that occurred at UC Berkeley on Wednesday in protest of a scheduled speech by MILO on campus.
The book is now back at the top of Amazon’s rankings, holding the #1 best seller spot for books.
“Sales of Milo’s book have increased 12,740% overnight sending it rocketing from 642nd to 5th ranked best-seller on Amazon,” reported financial blog ZeroHedge. “Pretty impressive considering the book is not even released until March 14th 2017.”
Far-left “anti-fascist” rioters assaulted numerous attendees, started fires, smashed up shops and ATMs, and attacked people’s cars during the riot on Wednesday night in protest of MILO’s UC Berkeley show, forcing the event to be cancelled.
Several celebrities and news outlets expressed support for the riot, including Hollywood director Judd Apatow, who deleted his tweet shortly after, and Fusion, who smeared MILO as a “Nazi,” before praising rioters.
On Thursday, MILO’s tour bus was tracked down by “anti-fascists” and vandalized, forcing both him and his team to evacuate the premises after his location was leaked online.
Since the announcement of Dangerous, numerous celebrities and media figures have taken to Twitter, attacking publisher Simon and Schuster for giving MILO a book deal.
ELLE Magazine claimed MILO’s book could “endanger human lives,” while the Chicago Review of Books threatened to blacklist any books published by the company in 2017.
“Publishing Milo Yiannopoulos is wrong… My magazine is fighting back,” declared Chicago Review of Books editor-in-chief Adam Morgan in a Guardian article, where he also claimed that MILO’s book would inspire terrorism.
Despite complaints, several free speech and literature organizations have defended the book, which quickly rose through Amazon’s charts, becoming the number one bestselling book on the site just one day after being announced.