Get ready to bear witness to Milo Yiannopoulos’s return to the world of internet drama, alongside internet “journalists” Jesse Singal and Katie Herzog. Today, we delve into the shadowy and malicious role Yiannopoulos allegedly played in the legendary dinner between former president Trump, the rapper formerly known as Kanye, and the white nationalist zoomer influencer currently known as Nick Fuentes.
Also discussed: the online outcry over a Balenciaga photoshoot that spilled over into the mainstream media, spurred on by YouTuber-cum-Twitter-influencer Shoe0nHead (June Lapine) and the bipartisan outcry that ensued… and why it’s all quite silly.
Et tu, Milo?
UPDATE: Balenciaga has since dropped the suit
George Takei’s Mastodon
The BalenCIAga Conspiracy
Shoe’s Tweet that kicked this off
The pictures in question
The document in question: Scalia’s opinion from United States vs. Williams
Note the dates on the chart and teddy bear (bottom-left)
Note the Borremans book on the desk
The closest I can get you to Borremans’ Fire From the Sun without hotlinking an image (obviously NSFW)
This diploma either reads “John Phillip Fischer” or “L is real 2401”
Fischer’s sex crime conviction
Oli London’s tweet, accusing Balenciaga’s owner of profiting from CP
The sculpture in question, controversially being auctioned by the company that is owned by the company that also owns Balenciaga (NSFW)
Fox’s indictment of Balenciaga
Slate: “Oh, Dear: Fox News Kind of Has a Point About Those Balenciaga Ads”
NBC: “TikTok users protest Balenciaga's holiday campaign by destroying bags and shoes”
The Calvin Klein ad from the 90’s
Allegedly, it angered even President Clinton!
I Miss The Old Kanye
Recap: Kanye goes “Death Con 3” on the Jews
The ADL on Fuentes
Axios: “Trump talks with white nationalist Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago dinner”
WATCH: GOP leaders condemn Trump-Fuentes dinner
He said, Ye said: Ben Shapiro, Kanye West clash over Trump dinner with Holocaust denier
Fuentes announces he’s taking a break from his stream to join Ye’s campaign
The Guardian: “Milo Yiannopoulos claims he set up Fuentes dinner ‘to make Trump’s life miserable’”
TheWrap: “Milo Yiannopoulos’ Rise and Fall, From GamerGate to Pedophilia Comments”
Milo once owned Dangerous.com!
Jesse in NY Mag: “How Breitbart Is Milking the Milo Yiannopoulos Campus-Outrage Outrage Cycle”
Jesse on his newsletter: “No-Platforming Didn’t Wreck Milo — *Milo* Wrecked Milo”
Milo wants to murder Jews
Milo, rocking the most heterosexual haircut I’ve ever seen
Kanye storms out of TimCast interview
Rolling Stone’s coverage of the event
Politico: “Virulently antisemitic comments by Kanye West spark new GOP criticism”
The mental health argument
UnHerd: “Don’t Punish Kanye West”
Kanye got substantially more votes per dollar than even Biden!
BAP is not happy with any of the figures involved (WARNING: Slurs. A lot of them)
All involved with the dinner say Trump was impressed with Fuentes
Contrariwise, none were with Trump’s 2024 announcement speech
A heavily detailed TimCast piece on the whole affair
The Guardian: “Donald Trump ‘shied away from criticising Nick Fuentes’”
Guess who got that article corrected?
Patriots.win describes Fuentes as “a short hispanic homunculi that consorts with homosexuals”
The alt-right describes Milo as a “paid Zionist operative”