Milo Yiannopoulos No Longer With Ye's Presidential Campaign

Milo Yiannopoulos and Ye
Milo Yiannopoulos and Ye
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Far-right troll and “ex-gay” Milo Yiannopoulos has been ousted from Ye’s presidential campaign, The Daily Beast reports.

Yiannopoulos, however, contended the parting was mutual. “Ye and I have come to the mutual conclusion that I should step away from his political team,” Yiannopoulos told the site Sunday. “I will continue to pray for Ye and all his endeavors.”

Yiannopoulos had been a campaign manager of sorts in the rapper’s informal presidential campaign. He was the first to sign on, and then he brought in white supremacist Nick Fuentes and others.

However, tensions arose between Yiannopoulos and Fuentes after Yiannopoulos said he arranged to bring Fuentes to dine with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago. Yiannopoulos said he did so to “make Trump’s life miserable.” Fuentes disputed the account. Then there were rumors that Yiannopoulos tried to have Fuentes fired. Yiannopoulos denied this, while Fuentes did not respond to the Beast’s request for comment.

Yiannopoulos has gained attention for outrageous comments and actions for several years. He lost his job as a tech reporter for right-wing outlet Breitbart News in 2017 after giving an interview in which he appeared to endorse sex between men and boys. He also lost a book deal with Simon and Schuster.

While identifying as gay, he often denounced LGBTQ+ people, especially liberal ones and transgender people, and he egged racist Twitter users on against Black actress Leslie Jones, an action that got him banned from the site. He also attacked Muslims and feminists. But he could turn on fellow conservatives as well. In 2020, he said Donald Trump and his Supreme Court appointees had accomplished nothing for the conservative movement and called Trump a “selfish clown.”

In 2021, he announced he was no longer gay. He likened being gay to an addiction, said he had embraced Catholicism, and expressed a desire to rehabilitate the practice of conversion therapy. Then this year, he worked as a congressional intern for far-right Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.