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WTF: Milo Yiannopoulos Inks Book Deal With Simon & Schuster

The "alt-right" icon was banned from Twitter after launching a widespread attack on actress Leslie Jones.

30/12/2016 4:19 AM AEDT | Updated 30/12/2016 6:21 AM AEDT
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Ex-Twitter bully Milo Yiannopoulos may have been taken offline, but now he’ll be in print. 

The “alt-right” editor at Breitbart News just signed a $250,000 book deal with Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, as per an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter

Threshold Editions told The Huffington Post in an email that the book will be called Dangerous and is set to be released on March 14, 2017. The imprint summarized the book by stating:

DANGEROUS will be a book on free speech by the outspoken and controversial gay British writer and editor at Breitbart News who describes himself as “the most fabulous supervillain on the internet.”   

“They said banning me from Twitter would finish me off. Just as I predicted, the opposite has happened,” Yiannopoulos told THR. “Did it hurt Madonna being banned from MTV in the 1990s? Did all that negative press hurt Donald Trump’s chances of winning the election?”

Are you irritated yet? Because if you are, you’re not alone. Twitter has been in an uproar since the news broke. The irony of this, of course, is that Yiannopoulos was banned from Twitter after orchestrating a widespread, pernicious attack against “Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones.

Here are some of the choice enraged tweets:

For what it’s worth, the Threshold imprint’s tagline is “Celebrating 10 Years of Being Right!” They’ve published works from the likes of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Karl Rove, and President-elect Donald Trump.

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Of the partnership with the imprint, Yiannopoulos told THR that he “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,” he added, “but instead they offered me a wheelbarrow full of money.”

The 33-year-old has been responsible for incendiary headlines on Breitbart like “Science Proves It: Fat-Shaming Works” and “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy.”

Well, 2017, you’re already looking terrible in our book.

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