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Milo Yiannopoulos’s tour postponed in New York and cancelled in Australia

Milo Yiannopoulos’s tour postponed in New York and cancelled in Australia

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Alt-right poster boy, Milo Yiannopoulos, is not having a good week.

Within a day of each other, his tour to Australia was cancelled and New York City’s mayor requested that his planned speech at New York University (NYU) be postponed. Facebook page also appears to have deactivated his official page.

Yiannopoulos rose to face as the controversial editor of the right-wing news website, Breitbart. Since losing his job there he has built a career on giving speeches and a radio program. Twitter banned the 34-year-old for his racist rants against Saturday Night Live star, Leslie Jones.

Mayor Bill de Blasio asked NYU to postpone Yiannopoulos’s speech because of the amount of nearby Halloween events.

‘New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today requested that NYU postpone and reschedule the classroom appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos for public safety reasons in light of the nearby Halloween parades and New York Police Department assessments of risk,’ NYU spokesman John Beckman said in a statement Tuesday.

‘Given the importance of close coordination between NYU’s Public Safety personnel and the NYPD (New York Police Department) to ensuring safety, the University agreed to the postponement.’

Violent protests and brawls between Yiannopoulos’ supporters and opponents outside of his appearances are common. A huge fight broke out at the recent NYC speech of the right-wing Proud Boys founder, Gavin McGinnis. The NYPD confirmed it planned to send a huge police detail to Yiannopoulos’ speech to prevent similar violence.

But Yiannopoulos took offence to the cancellation and labelled himself ‘the most censored man in America’.

‘The entire city of New York is terrified of one gay man stepping out of line and calling out the Left as the intolerant, censorious crybabies they are. And they just proved it_by censoring me again,’ he wrote on Instagram.

Australian tour

Yiannopoulos’ woes followed him Down Under. His speaking tour with another controversial speaker, Ann Coulter, was cancelled.

Ticket holders received an email saying their ‘how to save Australia’ had been cancelled due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’.

Rather than receiving a refund, ticket holders got tickets to see British conservative commentator Tommy Robinson and McInnes. But people were not happy with that offer.

‘Yesterday, I woke up to the news that my Australian tour with Ann had been cancelled and the promoter was “transferring” tickets to another series of events,’ Yiannopoulos wrote on social media.

‘This is illegal. If you’re a ticket holder and want a refund, they are obliged to give you one and I will make sure that happens.’

But Yiannopoulos promised to return to Australia one way or the other.

‘I’m working with lawyers now to make sure the promoters fulfill their obligations to you. And I will be touring in Australia in 2019 instead, with a more established promoter,’ he said.

‘I’m committed to you, Aussies, which is why I’m writing a book about your great country, which will be out before Christmas.’

His last Australian tour left a AU$50,000 ($US) police bill. 

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