French lifestyle magazine ELLE has claimed that the publisher Simon & Schuster’s decision to offer MILO a $250,000 book deal is irresponsible as it will “endanger human lives.”
Joining in the mass left-wing media outrage over the book deal, ELLE columnist Sady Doyle made a range of extraordinary claims about Breitbart’s senior editor, such as the idea that “he openly despises people who play video games,” and that he has become “a key player in the rise of neo-Nazism.”
Here's me! On Milo's book deal, professional abusers, and the ethics of non-platforming: https://t.co/XjzitZXnaU
— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) January 3, 2017
However the most shocking part of Doyle’s article was her claim “there is good reason to believe that publishing it [the book] will endanger human lives.”
Doyle argued that the book will be weaponised by MILO in order to target certain individuals, whose lives will consequently “go up in flames.”
“The harassment that follows a brush with Milo isn’t light teasing; it’s violent assault,” she wrote.
Doyle also claimed that “Yiannopoulos’ tactics are becoming increasingly widespread, simply because terror and the fear of bodily harm is a very effective way to silence opposition,” adding that “on the Internet, the line between words and actions is terminally blurry.”