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Milo Yiannopoulos bringing his speaking tour to Australia





  • Controversial activist Milo Yiannopolous will bring his speaking tour to Australia
  • The ex-Brietbart journalist is outspoken against gay rights and Black Lives Matter
  • Yiannopolous, 32, has been banned from Twitter and regularly faces big protests

By Josh Hanrahan For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 19:29 EDT, 30 September 2017 | Updated: 00:04 EDT, 1 October 2017

He's the 'internet supervillain' who speaks out against gay rights, calls Donald Trump his 'daddy', wants to get rid of the burka and is accused of condoning paedophilia.

But despite being banned from Twitter over his views, controversial alt-right activist Milo Yiannopolous seems to have struck a chord with Australians.

Outside of the United States the former Breitbart journalist's biggest supporter base is believed to be in Australia - which explains why he's soon set to head Down Under.

Just days after appearing at UC Berkeley, the free speech battleground of the United States, Yiannopolous has announced he's spreading his controversial 'Troll Academy Tour' to Australia.

Milo Yiannopolous is an opponent of gay rights, calls Donald Trump his 'daddy', wants to get rid of the burka and is accused of condoning paedophilia
Milo Yiannopolous is an opponent of gay rights, calls Donald Trump his 'daddy', wants to get rid of the burka and is accused of condoning paedophilia

Milo Yiannopolous is an opponent of gay rights, calls Donald Trump his 'daddy', wants to get rid of the burka and is accused of condoning paedophilia

The 32-year-old former Breitbart journalist is bringing his speaking tour to Australia, a country where he has a huge supporter base
The 32-year-old former Breitbart journalist is bringing his speaking tour to Australia, a country where he has a huge supporter base

The 32-year-old former Breitbart journalist is bringing his speaking tour to Australia, a country where he has a huge supporter base

'I can't wait to bring my Troll Academy Tour to Australia and to meet all my Australian fans and make some new friends,' he said. 

'I'm big down under — which just shows Australians have great taste.'

An excited Yiannopolous took to Facebook to share Daily Mail Australia's article on his tour, saying: 'Get ready b****es'. 

But despite his plans to make 'friends', if previous public appearances are anything to go by that will not be straightforward.

From opposing gay rights - despite being openly homosexual - transgender issues and also the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, Yiannopolous' views are often divisive.

Holding up a 'Feminism is Cancer' sign at UC Berkeley last week, he appeared for 30 minutes before an entourage of security whisked him away sensing trouble ahead.

Earlier this year he stood down as Tech Editor at Brietbart after audio surfaced of his comments about sexual relationships between teenage boys and older men.

'There are certainly people who are capable of giving consent at a younger age. I certainly consider myself to be one of them, people who were sexually active younger... (this) particularly happens in the gay world,' Yiannopolous said.

An excited Yiannopolous took to Facebook to share Daily Mail Australia's article on his tour, saying: 'Get ready b****es' (pictured)
An excited Yiannopolous took to Facebook to share Daily Mail Australia's article on his tour, saying: 'Get ready b****es' (pictured)

An excited Yiannopolous took to Facebook to share Daily Mail Australia's article on his tour, saying: 'Get ready b****es' (pictured)

Australia has found itself in the midst of huge controversy in recent weeks with much debate over the same-sex marriage postal vote
Australia has found itself in the midst of huge controversy in recent weeks with much debate over the same-sex marriage postal vote

Australia has found itself in the midst of huge controversy in recent weeks with much debate over the same-sex marriage postal vote

While he's likely to face a hostile response from protesters in Australia, the organisers of his tour, Penthouse magazine, have defended the decision to back Yiannopolous.

Having made a return in recent years to the political-based alternative journalism on which it began, the magazine's publisher Damien Costas told Daily Mail Australia the speaking tour was important for free speech.

'Australia's the only country where we've got it right in terms of free speech... and who better to speak than Milo?' Mr Costas said.

'He doesn't like extremism of any sort whether it's Islamic extremism or extreme feminism, whatever. No ideology should be beyond scrutiny and no idea above debate.'

Yiannopolous will appear in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast from December 1. For more details of the tour visit www.milolive.com.au

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Milo Yiannopoulos bringing his speaking tour to Australia
Larry Whyte

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