Milo Yiannopolous is a British commentator. His is the archetypcal meeja ho and he delights in ruffling feathers. He became known a few years ago for his you tube videos and strident criticism of Islam. He does not seem to make the distinction between Muslims and Islam.
Milo – he prefers to be known mononymically – appears to be a contrarian. He is an outspoken admirer of Donald Trump. This suggests that Milo may well see a kindred spirit in Trump. He is a fellow attention addict, narcissist and shameless liar. Never trust a man who cannot even tell the truth about his name. This gentleman’s surname is actually Hanrahan but he goes by his mother’s maiden name. Milo grew up in England but his father’s surname indicate Irish stock and he is Greek on his mother’s side.
This man dropped out of Manchester University and Cambridge. He is a non conformist and perhaps suffers from a sense of inadequacy in failing to achieve a degree. Is he driven to prove his intellect in other ways? Perhaps he wished to defend rebarbative positions in order to show how clever he is.
It seems that attention seeking perversity sustains the Milo phenomenon. He says that gays should get back into the closet. This is despite being an out homosexual himself. Some have even accused him of inventing his gayness as a means to fend of charges of reactionary attitudes. Moreover, his sexuality provides him with an excuse to excoriate Islam.
Milo certainly takes pride in his appearance. He seems to favour expensive skin products. He constantly dyes his hair. Does this reveal a deeper truth? Is he fixated with image and making a splash?
Milo sometimes makes sense. He skewers third wave feminism. He also exposes the nonsense of the notion of rape culture pervading Western countries. In fairness to Milo he is not racist and says that no one should be mistreated on the grounds of their ethnicity.
Soon enough Milo will disappear. He has made a name for himself in expressing deeply unfashionable views. I suspect he will not be able to make a career out of this much longer. One day the boy may have to grow up and get a job.