Milo Yiannopoulos is the sort of interloper by whom Americans have long been enamored: Part P. T. Barnum, wrangling the latest circus of novelties; part Sebastian Flyte, flaunting his heathenism in the face of bourgeois mores; and part Frank Abagnale, dashing from con to con. He has never given the impression that he cares for much that could properly be described as conservative. But he cares a great deal about himself, and after his ignominious departure from the U.K. (hounded by accusations that he stiffed contributors to his online tech magazine), he figured out that becoming Ann Coulter’s understudy was a serviceable career move. As he candidly reported at the Republican National Convention, a lifetime ban from Twitter following charges that he used the site to harass Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones had made him “the star of the convention.” “Thanks, Twitter,” he told The Blaze. “You just made me a lot more famous.”
Yiannopoulos is one of that new, unfortunate species: the right-wing Internet celebrity.
Source: Milo Yiannopoulos Critics Play into His Hands | National Review – 1/4/2017.