Don’t be fooled, Milo Yiannopolous loves identity politics

“I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim.”

This is how Milo Yiannopolous began his defense for remarks that apparently condoned child sexual abuse. He went on to say that his own experiences with abuse “led [him] to believe I could say anything I wanted to on this subject,” and that “when [he] mentioned the number 13, [he] was talking about the age [he] lost [his] own virginity.”

Let me get this straight. The same guy who famously said that, as a Breitbart editor, he wanted to “offend every reader,” the same guy who once told a woman, “Fuck your feelings!”  when she asked him whether his views invalidated the opinions of minorities, the same guy who said “fat acceptance” is “the most alarming and irresponsible idea to come out of leftist victimhood and grievance politics,” THAT GUY now wants our sensitivity?

This is classic Milo. It also happens to be classic identity politics. Continue reading “Don’t be fooled, Milo Yiannopolous loves identity politics”