- Oct 27, 2017
Jesus Christ.Apparently he wasted no time at all calling out someone in resetera: https://www.resetera.com/threads/phantom-thief-vs-david-jaffe.85350/
Good.Here's some reading material for people not familiar with Milo (like David Jaffe):
https://mic.com/articles/188697/milo-yiannopoulos-shutters-his-privilege-charity-for-white-men#.ZL6l1nZKhIn early October 2017, BuzzFeed News published leaked email chains from Yiannopoulos' tenure at Breitbart. According to the report, Yiannopoulos and his ghostwriter Allum Bokhari regularly solicited ideas for stories and comments from people associated with the alt-right and neo-Nazi movements. Among the figures Yiannopoulos contacted were Curtis Yarvin, a central figure of the neoreactionary movement; Devin Saucier, the editor of the white supremacist magazine American Renaissance; Andrew Auernheimer, the administrator of neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer; and Baked Alaska, a commentator known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi tweets. Yiannopoulos also was in contact and received suggestions and texts from individuals in "traditionally liberal professions" such as entertainment and media. Mitchell Sunderland from Vice News emailed Yiannopoulos a link to an article by Lindy West of The New York Times, and requested: "Please mock this fat feminist." The report also included a video of Yiannopoulos singing "America the Beautiful" at a karaoke bar, where a crowd of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, including Saucier and Richard B. Spencer, cheered him with the Nazi sieg heil salute.
At first, Yiannopoulos claimed to have raised between $100,000 to $250,000. On Thursday, after allegedly giving away just $25,000, Yiannopoulos confirmed to NBC News that the grant fund is no more. The former website of the Privilege Grant no longer exists, and Yiannopoulos made no further announcements about what will happen to the leftover money, i.e. if he has it, or if it ever even existed.
He wasn't deplatformed because of his many instances of transphobia. Nor was he deplatformed because of his hiring of nazis to write for him under his byline. He wasn't deplatformed because of his shitty alt-right views.Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News Amid Pedophilia Controversy
Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative media personality under fire for comments he made that appeared to condone sex with minors, has resigned from Breitbart News, the platform that has helped boost his popularity on the far right.
“I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately. This decision is mine alone.”
At a press conference, Yiannopoulos, 32, said that he used a “poor choice of words” in a 2016 interview.
In the video, a 2016 episode of podcast “The Drunken Peasants,” Yiannopoulos discussed his own experience with sexual assault as a teenager. He argued in the clip that relationships between “younger boys and older men” could be beneficial.
Many in the industry don't, but they don't publicly say anything because of more threads being made where people will complain that they aren't liked.
Yeah, sorry about that. I think the Phantom Thief thread went up while I was making my post.
That can't be a real quote. Can't even be a real paraphrase. No one's that stupid.
Wanting to give a platform to alt-right fascists is grounds for being a bad person.
That's a pretty big slippery slope there
This was my problem with the reaction. Jaffe is really liberal and he said one stupid thing (and unfortunately is trying to defend his stance) and it triggered ResetEra. But that's the world we live in these days unfortunately.
"My opinion is trash, so I am going to muddy the ethical waters so I don't have to defend it!"
This is the unironic version of the fite me meme.Apparently he wasted no time at all calling out someone in resetera: https://www.resetera.com/threads/phantom-thief-vs-david-jaffe.85350/
I wish I were making it up. That’s where I stopped the video.
Nothing is more terrible than holding people accountable for what they say.
I was not aware devs hated the old forum so much. Got screencaps? and why would they hate it?Many in the industry don't, but they don't publicly say anything because of more threads being made where people will complain that they aren't liked.
You only have to look back about 13 months when the old forum died, and many devs openly celebrated its demise (and not because the owner was scummy, but because the forum and discussions themselves were toxic).