Milo Yiannopoulos To Earn “Wheelbarrow Full Of Money” For Simon & Schuster Autobiography

91s1qv2w16l

Simon & Schuster will publish an autobiography titled Dangerous by controversial alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The deal is reported to pay Yiannopoulos a $250,000 advance for the book, after a meeting with Simon & Schuster executives went shockingly well for him, despite outright attempts to shock them with his viewpoints, which often trade on racism, sexism, and transphobia.

“I met with top execs at Simon & Schuster earlier in the year and spent half an hour trying to shock them with lewd jokes and outrageous opinions. I thought they were going to have me escorted from the building — but instead they offered me a wheelbarrow full of money,” Yiannopoulos said of the deal, before boasting of victory over his detractors. “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.”

The deal for Yiannopoulos, whose “accomplishments” include but are not limited to being banned from Twitter earlier this year for encouraging a racist harassment campaign against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones, starting a college scholarship program only for white men, and just this month harassing a transgender student during a speaking event at her school, has been met with protest and criticism on social media, including from young adult author Juno Dawson:

And Simon & Schuster author Danielle Henderson:

https://twitter.com/knottyyarn/status/814533731532861440

https://twitter.com/knottyyarn/status/814543095329095680

https://twitter.com/knottyyarn/status/814544055434706945

And some comics pros as well:

https://twitter.com/katiewest/status/814528431400615936

https://twitter.com/katiewest/status/814528825128353796

The book will be published by Simon & Schuster’s Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint whose missions is to “provide a forum for the creative people, bedrock principles, and innovative ideas of contemporary conservatism,” and which has published books by Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Donald Trump. With Beck defecting from Trump earlier this year, and Limbaugh old news, the position of star pundit at Threshold Editions is ripe for the taking. Yiannopoulos himself is the tech editor at Brietbart, the alt-right news organization that spawned Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Simon & Schuster could be banking on this synergy to make a lot of money in the Trump era, the allure of which doesn’t just outweigh any concerns the publisher might have about the harmfulness of its message; rather, capitalizing on that message would appear to be an essential part of its strategy.

Dangerous will be released on March 14.

Article updated to include tweets from Danielle Henderson.

About Jude Terror

A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.