"Don't give him the time of day." That is a very popular comment when Milo Yiannopoulos is mentioned. Well it looks like Florida Institutions of Higher Education is trying to do that … sort of. Back in June, the University of Central Florida canceled at the last minute an appearance by Milo. Briebart posted this in response to the UCF cancelation.
It is no longer safe for a gay man to give a talk on an American university campus.
That’s the message we’re left with today, after campus police at the University Of Central Florida, Orlando, cancelled a scheduled event with Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos following threats of violence on social media.
Brett Meade, Deputy Chief of Police at UCF said he made an executive decision to postpone the event due to lack of resources to assure Milo’s security.
They have 70 officers deployed for tonight’s vigil at the university and “cannot guarantee focus” on anything but that event. – briebart.com
What a headline, huh? "It is no longer safe for a gay man to give a talk on an American university campus." I've never read much from the Briebart page, but by this one post alone, it shows that Milo belongs there. Thanks for the laugh and the sensationalism, Briebs.
Now, another institution in Florida had to once again cancel an appearance by Milo because of safety concerns.
Florida Atlantic University indefinitely postponed an event featuring controversial Breitbart tech reporter Milo Yiannopoulos after a “threats of violence,” according to university officials.
Yiannopoulos was scheduled to deliver a lecture he called “How Feminism Hurts Women” at the university today,]September 29] Breitbart writes.
“The threats were related to Mr. Yiannopoulos’s visit to FAU’s Boca Raton campus and are not considered general threats to the university,” wrote Lisa Metcalf, university spokeswoman, in an email. The investigation is ongoing and no other details were provided.
The event, coordinated by a student group called Liberty Caucus, was not funded by the university, Metcalf said. – PalmBeachPost.com
Briebart added that these threats found to be credible by the F.B.I. and were against Milo as well as FAU students. The online publication also added "Yesterday, the anti-semitic and white supremacist website The Daily Stormer called yesterday for a “holy crusade” against the “kike” Milo, encouraging its readers to attend and disrupt MILO events."
If states are banning travel to others that are discriminating against LGBT individuals, if major sports organizations are moving events from states due to ignorant laws, why aren't colleges and universities banning well known hate mongers like Milo?
Is it so important to hear the voice of hatred?
Is it so important to hear from someone that may represent a small fraction of society that we all know is in the wrong?
If these are state institutions, shouldn't we hear from the state about Milo's planned appearances?
We don't like to result to violence or the threat of it, but if it does stop someone like this, is it okay?
Is it okay to cover Milo because of occurrences like this or should we never mention him again?