“Supervillain” Milo Yiannopoulos Pockets “Wheelbarrow Full of Money” From Simon & Schuster
Publisher Under Fire
January 4th, 2017 – Milo Yiannopoulos has found a new home for his politically incorrect writings after Twitter banned him last summer. The Breitbart editor and self-proclaimed “most fabulous supervillain on the Internet” landed a $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster. The news elicited accusations, defenses and boastful pride from celebrities, publishers and the villain himself.
“Readers can expect a string of waspish one-liners and bitchy put-downs from America’s favorite mischievous gay conservative,” a press release from Yiannopoulos, which also mentioned the book deal is worth a “mid-six figure sum.”
I am in! In these times we can not let hatemongers get rich off of their cruelty. Shame on @simonschuster ! https://t.co/S6sACtKaoL
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 30, 2016
The guy has freedom of speech but to fund him & give him a platform tells me a LOT about @simonschuster YUCK AND BOO AND GROSS https://t.co/CNDUDOHzke — Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) December 29, 2016
.@simonschuster are you concerned $250k book deal you gave Milo Yiannopoulos will read as condoning the racist harassment @Lesdoggg endured?
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) December 29, 2016
@SimonBooks @threshold_books @simonschuster yea but you still help them spread their hate to even more people. — Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) January 2, 2017
Milo plays the left like a fiddle. Congrats on the book deal! I would not have heard about it if it wasn’t for the SJW’s making Milo trend.
— Timothy Elkin (@Timothy_Elkin) December 29, 2016
RE: Milo book deal. The free market rewards hard work & talent. Leftists can’t grasp this because they’re lazy, self-loathing leeches. — Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) December 29, 2016
Wait, so now we’re attacking publishing houses for publishing books by people we disagree with?
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) December 29, 2016
“Every line of attack the forces of political correctness try on me fails pathetically. I’m more powerful, more influential, and more fabulous than ever before,” he said. “This book is the moment Milo goes mainstream.”
“I met with top execs at Simon & Schuster earlier in the year and spent half an hour trying to shock them with lewd jokes and outrageous opinions. I thought they were going to have me escorted from the building — but instead they offered me a wheelbarrow full of money,” Yiannopoulos told The Hollywood Reporter.
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