Posted by on December 6, 2018 8:53 am
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Cue the Schadenfreude!

The far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos has suffered a setback in his attempts to relaunch his career after being banned by the crowdfunding site Patreon.

Yiannopoulos, recently revealed to be more than A$2m (£1.1m) in debt, according to Australian court documents, had been hoping to recruit people to regularly contribute funds to a planned comeback.

He wrote on his Patreon page: “I’ve had a miserable year or two, banned and de-platformed and censored and blacklisted … and now I need your help. I want to get back on my feet and come roaring back in 2019.

“I am one of the most censored and most lied-about people in the world. Even my fans sometimes believe things about me that aren’t true, because journalists lie more about me than perhaps anyone else in America.”

Um, really?

“Most censored”?

Still butthurt over Twitter permanently banning your loathsome presence after you repeatedly broke their posting rules?

You sure as hell get a lot of coverage, including sizable stories in and The New York Times. And let’s not forget your infamous “crash and burn” performance on Real Time with Bill Maher.

Patreon evidently got plenty of negative feedback about Milo, including complaints on Twitter:

To our amazement, Patreon — which had been accused in teh past of not policing their site quicky enough — acted swiftly to deplatform Milo.

The downfall of Milo is delicious. The flaming Trumpster fire lasted just one day on the crowdfunding platform Patreon before getting banned.

No-platforming works. The Mercers want their money back from Milo, he’s utterly broke at more than a million dollars in debt, and now he’s shunned from internet platforms where he hoped to fundraise for himself.

Milo seems oblivious to the fact that his bigotry and ties to American Nazis is well-documented.

Leaked emails have linked Yiannopoulos to white supremacists, and a 2016 video showed him singing karaoke in a bar while audience members, including white nationalist Richard Spencer, gave Nazi salutes.

We have a little advice for Milo: broke, shunned, and racist is not way to go through life.

While your misfiring antics are consistently popcorn-worthy, you have become the poster child for “needs an intervention.”