- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 29, 2016

Breitbart News provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos wants to thank Twitter and “social justice warriors” for a Simon & Schuster deal he signed for $250,000.

The face of the so-called “alt-right” movement told The Hollywood Reporter Thursday that a recent meeting with Simon & Schuster executives translated into a contract worth a “wheelbarrow full of money,” a deal he partly attributed to a lifetime Twitter ban he received over the summer by CEO Jack Dorsey, along with vocal “social justice” critics.

“They said banning me from Twitter would finish me off. Just as I predicted, the opposite has happened,” Mr. Yiannopoulos told THR. “Every line of attack the forces of political correctness try on me fails pathetically. I’m more powerful, more influential, and more fabulous than ever before and this book is the moment Milo goes mainstream. Social justice warriors should be scared — very scared.”

Mr. Yiannopoulous, currently on his cross-country “Dangerous F–t Tour,” banned by Twitter in July after arguing with “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones. His critics claimed that he should be held responsible for racist messages she received from random accounts during the altercation.

“Did it hurt Madonna being banned from MTV in the 1990s?” asked on Thursday. “Did all that negative press hurt Donald Trump’s chances of winning the election?”

News of the upcoming publication of “Dangerous” prompted Chicago Review of Books to tweet, “We will not cover a single @simonschuster book in 2017.”

Mr. Yiannopoulous last made national headlines when the U.K. Department for Education’s Counter-Extremism Unit pressured his childhood high school, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Canterbury, to cancel a planned speech by the conservative pundit.

“Who even knew the DoE had a counter-extremism unit?” he wrote Nov. 21. “And that it wasn’t set up to combat terrorism but rather to punish gays with the wrong opinions? Perhaps if I’d called the speech ‘MUSLIMS ARE AWESOME!’ they’d have left us alone. Disgusted.”

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