You can’t tell from Twitter, but rightwing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is in New York today.
He wanted to go out for a drink, and ended up picking the wrong bar—one where members of the New York chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America had just finished a meeting.
“Nazi scum get out!” they chanted in unison at Yiannopoulos, until he left.
— Annie Shields (@anastasiakeeley) April 22, 2018
NYC-DSA CLC comrades just shouted Milo Yiannopoulos out of a Manhattan bar 😙👌 pic.twitter.com/CjWR77DAh9
— Tim 🌱 (@TimTakesTime) April 22, 2018
Yiannopoulos denies being a Nazi and Nazi website The Daily Stormer led an organized boycott of Breitbart for employing him because he is gay and of Jewish descent.
Yiannopoulos—who is banned from Twitter but not Facebook—posted a statement about the incident saying he was “shoved and screamed at” and that “it’s now impossible for me to safely go out for lunch in most major cities in America because I supported Trump at the last election and don’t like feminism.”
“They were screaming at the top of their lungs about ‘Nazis’ and ‘KKK’. Initially I was going to stay put obviously but they blocked me from my table and my bag and yelled at me to leave and it was about to escalate into something ugly,” he wrote. “It rattled me a little bit (just slightly!), perhaps because I have something to lose in life now. My first thought was John and not getting myself hurt or killed. I don’t know how I’d explain to my black husband that I got hurt for being a ‘white supremacist’. I didn’t have security with me so I had to just get out of there. I won’t name the place we were at because the staff were really understanding and cool about it.”
I was just shoved and screamed at by a big group in a pub in Manhattan and forced out of the place. One of them was a…
An interview with Yiannopoulos is below.