The alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos isn’t scheduled to speak at Clemson University until October, but outraged students are already planning to protest the event and are denouncing the group hosting him as a bunch of “fucking garbage ass people.”
“Can we please shut him down,” Clemson student Ian Anderson urged his classmates on Twitter, adding that “a professor is getting me in touch with UC Irvine.” Milo cause an uproar on the UC Irvine campus in June. Protestors attempted to disrupt the event, but Milo was not “shut down.” The group that invited him, the College Republicans, were sanctioned briefly as a result, but university officials ultimately relented. The group has invited Milo to speak at UC Irvine again in October.
Milo, who famously quipped that “feminism is cancer,” has been visiting numerous college campuses as part of his self-styled “Dangerous Faggot Tour”. His appearances have been met with widespread protests and disruptions by social justice warriors who want him silenced.
Ian Anderson, the Clemson student who wants Milo “shut down”, was reportedly a member of the “Clemson Five” protest group that staged a nine-day sit-in to demand, among other things, a campus-wide ban on “defamatory speech.” The student protestors were eventually arrested and cited for trespassing.
Milo was invited to speak at Clemson by the free speech advocacy group WeRoar, which is being denounced online as a bunch of “fucking privileged white males” promoting “hate speech.”
Milo was “permanently suspended” from Twitter in July following an aggressive spat with Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones, star of the controversial new Ghostbusters film. At one point Milo facetiously referred to Jones as “a black dude”. He is presently pursuing legal actions against Twitter with European authorities over his suspension.