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Patrons shouted ‘Nazi scum, get out!’
The former Breitbart editor wrote on Facebook on Sunday that he was “shoved and screamed at” by a “big group” while visiting a Manhattan pub. The group proceeded to yell “Nazis” and “KKK” at him, he said in the post, leading him to eventually leave the bar after the group “blocked me from my table and my bag and yelled at me to leave.”
“It’s now impossible for me to, safely go out for lunch in most major cities in America because I supported Trump at the last election and don’t like feminism,” wrote Yiannopoulos, who has said and done countless racist and misogynistic things throughout his career.
lmao @ Milo's pathetic Facebook whining
"It’s now impossible for me to safely go out for lunch in most major cities in America" pic.twitter.com/FG6V0wprHp
— Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) April 22, 2018
As it turned out, Yiannopoulos just so happened to stumble into the same pub where the New York City Democratic Socialists of America’s Citywide Leadership Committee was meeting, who promptly chanted “Nazi scum get out” at him. A co-chair for the party’s chapter in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, Annie Shields, later confirmed that the committee “paid for his beers so he could go asap.”
He left, we paid for his beers so he could go asap, dumped them out, bought extra rounds, tipped the bartenders and sang solidarity forever with the whole bar
— Annie Shields (@anastasiakeeley) April 22, 2018
Twitter was quickly smitten with the DSA chapter, praising its leaders for standing their ground and upsetting Yiannopoulos.
is sad pic.twitter.com/V9dx8IAlVn
— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) April 22, 2018
— PopRelics (@PopRelics) April 22, 2018
Moral of the Story: Don't be a Nazi.
— (((David Lytle))) (@davitydave) April 22, 2018
On one hand, I think it's utterly hilarious that Milo got yelled out of a bar, but on the other hand I also find it utterly hilarious as well
— Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka (@somethingawful) April 23, 2018
I want to buy a beer for every single person who shunned Milo out of this bar. https://t.co/8HucIGIns5
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) April 22, 2018
MILO: my ideas are dangerous and revolutionary, and meant to destroy the status quo set by the liberal elite who i also want to disappear. anyone who disagrees with me is a snowflake.
ALSO MILO: why can't i eat lunch in manhattan without being yelled at
— what I meant was, “no… problem” (@hannahgais) April 22, 2018
But it’s particularly troubling that Yiannopoulos used his Black husband as a shield to defend himself, saying in his post that he didn’t “know how I’d explain to my Black husband that I got hurt for being a ‘white supremacist.'”
White supremacy is about a lot more than whether one is willing to date Black men, and Yiannopoulos is notorious for fostering the American white nationalist movement through xenophobic and anti-Black rhetoric. Using his Black partner to defend himself as a “gotcha” response is racist in its own right.
I don't think milo's husband will have nearly as much difficulty processing this information as milo surmises pic.twitter.com/JoOM4npw4H
— lvl45 CHAOS POTUS who thinks 'the pee won't leak' (@thetomzone) April 22, 2018
a little curious about the extent of the sitcom plot antics Yiannopoulos and his retinue use to keep His Black Husband, Who Is Black from figuring out what Milo’s day job is
— manga Columbo (@jimpjorps) April 23, 2018
He's constantly using his "having a black husband" as a means to cover his being a fascist. Anyone else notice that?
— Adrienne Lerer (@adriennelerer) April 22, 2018
lol now I see why he hired ghost writers.
Also, how was his first concern that he'd have to explain to his black husband that he got hurt for being a white supremacist? lol
— Tatjana Vejnovic (@Digital_Vix3n) April 23, 2018
Milo getting yelled out of a bar is exactly how we should treat people with abhorrent ideologies. They are not entitled to civility or a debate; they should absolutely be pushed to the margins.
— Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) April 22, 2018
Yiannopoulos, who is banned from Twitter, is already back on the internet, though. This time promoting an article on Facebook by fellow far-right writer Ian Miles Cheong, who once feared anti-fascist activists would take a Twitter joke seriously and behead white people.
Disclosure: Milo Yiannopoulos was the founder of the Kernel, a publication the Daily Dot acquired in 2014.
Ana Valens is a reporter specializing in online queer communities, marginalized identities, and adult content creation. She is Daily Dot's Trans/Sex columnist. Her work has appeared at Waypoint, Truthout, Bitch Media, Kill Screen, Rolling Stone's Glixel, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.