Milo Yiannopoulos, one of the most sought-after interviewees at the Republican National Convention, stormed the media this week, responding to Twitter’s decision to suspend him from their social media platform.
On Wednesday, he delivered a speech during an book signing at the Cleveland Barnes and Noble with Ann Coulter, vowing to fight for the right of free speech online.
“Twitter is now nakedly using it’s platform for political partisanship, interfering in this election and gerrymandering the free speech rights of conservatives and libertarians. And this is unacceptable and I intend to make their lives hell!” he said as a crowd of his fans cheered wildly. “I’m perfectly happy to be your martyr here.”
Employing his unique blend of style, humor, and provocation, Yiannopoulos made his way through a swarm of television, online, magazine, and radio interviews.
Starting with CNBC’s Power Lunch, Yiannopoulos warned that Twitter was making a grave error by singling him out for punishment.
“If Twitter does change the rules to clamp down on the most fun people, interesting people, on its platform, people are going to leave,” he said.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump landed in Cleveland just as Yiannopoulos wrapped up his interview, allowing him to inform the anchors that he called the Trump plane “Daddy Force One.”
Milo continued to dazzle the internet during a Facebook interview with the Hollywood Reporter’s Paul Bond teasing his upcoming parade through a Muslim ghetto in Sweden and a possible reality show and a film. The interview generated over 86,000 views and nearly 3,000 comments.
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Using all of the Facebook emoticons provided for the interview, he demonstrated exactly how he was feeling since he was banned from Twitter.
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After leaving the Facebook booth, he conducted a lengthy interview with the Viacom owned Logo.tv featuring content specifically for LGBT people, stunning them with his views on gays and homosexuality.
A reporter from NY Mag followed Yiannopoulos during his madcap flurry of interviews, pausing to ask questions about his journey during a smoke break.
Throughout the day, he did dozens of interviews with radio hosts in Los Angeles, Boston, New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
On Breitbart News Live, Yiannopoulos threw around wads of “Clinton Cash” to promote the new graphic novel based on Peter Schweizer’s best selling book and debuted the Breitbart News “Twitter Shame Cam.”
Walking to the Twitter booth at the RNC, Yiannopoulos demanded answers for why he was suspended and chastised them for their stupidity.
Afterwards, he thrilled delegates by debuting a fashion review on media row.
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