If there’s anyone who truly doesn’t care for Milo Yiannopoulos, it’s comedian Leslie Jones.
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The self-described right-wing provocateur targeted the comedian — and encouraged his supporters to do the same — online with continuous incidents of racial harassment. The campaign against her didn’t end until Twitter suspended Yiannopoulos’ account.
Over the weekend, a questionable video surfaced of Yiannopoulos seemingly excusing pederasty:
🚨 Breaking: We obtained the #CPAC2017 Milo Yiannopoulos introductory video.
This is a must watch!
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 19, 2017
The viral video quickly sparked outrage as Yiannopoulos had initially been invited the keynote the American Conservative Union’s (ACU) annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Without mentioning him by name, Jones made the following tweet:
You guys are giving him to much energy. I was done the day I blocked him & got his ass banned. Been done and moved on. He has no space here!
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) February 21, 2017
“You guys are giving him to much energy,” she wrote. “I was done the day I blocked him & got his ass banned. Been done and moved on. He has no space here!”
Following vocal outrage over the video, ACU chairman Matt Schlapp announced on Monday that the offer to keynote CPAC was officially rescinded:
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 20, 2017