The controversial British journalist recently spoke at the University of Oregon as part of his “Dangerous Faggot Tour.”
When a few of my political colleagues told me that they had booked Breitbart.com writer Milo Yiannopoulos for a speaking gig in Eugene, I didn’t know what to expect. Originally exposed to Milo via his infamous Twitter account, I knew the affair was bound to be lively. With as many protestors as Yiannopoulos events tend to garner (and being in such a liberal city), I expected a little chaos. What I didn’t anticipate was how “The Dangerous Faggot Tour” would entertainingly balance comedy and intelligence.
Watching the hour long Q and A style session between Milo and the Young Americans for Liberty Oregon chapter host (below) was not only engaging, entertaining and hilarious, but equally thought-provoking. Yiannopoulos is purposefully outspoken, his rhetoric far from the “hate speech” leftist skeptics make it out to be. Milo is simply speaking common sense. It might be his own personal opinion and observers are welcome to disagree, but Yiannopoulos’ perspective demands to be heard. And heard it is, where Milo’s flourishing twitter account has over 220,000 followers and counting — even though the popular social media service revoked his verification status earlier this year.
Milo Yiannopoulos really knows how to put on a show, whether it’s online or at his nationwide campus tour-stops. Hundreds of eager fans showed up to hear him speak and there were ironically no discernible protestors. It was an informative affair. Feel free to experience and interpret it for yourself, below.
Part 1 of Milo Yiannopoulos Live At University of Oregon:
Part 2 of Milo Yiannopoulos Live At University of Oregon:
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At one point, things did get “dangerous,” but that was only because Milo (rightfully) called me out for using Snapchat (below) during his talk.
After Milo’s visit, the Oregonian newspaper attempted to falsely cite what was said during the show. The publication shared a tweet from a Daily Emerald reporter which quoted Yiannopoulos as saying “people are not racist anymore, people are not sexist anymore,” but that sentiment was never truly uttered. Recorded footage proves that. The Oregonian eventually updated the article to reflect the truth, without apology, but the attempt itself still spotlights a typical leftist tactic Milo touches on during his appearances. Nothing about “The Dangerous Faggot Tour” was in-fact dangerous, unless you’re weak-minded liberal. The event itself and the discussion that surrounds it is culturally necessary and deserves our attention.