Milo Yiannopolous, the self-hating gay man and provocateur who has made a living being a troll and insulting LGBT people has shown that he is rapidly losing his following, according to Vice.
Using the social media app Telegram, Yiannopoulos shared his grievances with his followers about how in the advent of his deplatforming, he also lost a great deal of support from his base and can no longer make a decent living doing what he’s doing. As you may know, he was banned from Twitter in 2016, which cost him around 400,000 followers, for spreading racist abuse to actress Leslie Jones, resigned from his position at Breitbart the following year after the backlash of him saying that relationships between younger boys and men can be beneficial, and just this May was banned from Facebook.
He complained to his remaining followers that he “spent years growing and developing and investing in my fan base” and it was taken “away in a flash” and that while he appreciates talking to his followers, it doesn’t “put food on the table.” He neglected to discuss why he is in this precarious situation but I suppose that wouldn’t be very auspicious if he’s trying to regrow his fan base.
He also said “I can’t find anyone who’s managing to grow a really big channel here,” and that there’s no future in Telegram if he only gets about 2,000 views on his posts. He complained also that he blames large tech companies for his downfall and pro-Trump user’s inability to retaliate. Yiannopoulus also insulted his fans by saying that the American base “sucks” and that they “deserve to lose their country.” An interesting way to regain followers, don’t you think?
I usually don’t write about Yiannopoulos because I find him annoying and he doesn’t really occupy my thoughts often, but it seems that he really got himself in trouble. Maybe he’ll learn from his mistakes but I seriously doubt that.