Milo Yiannopoulos’s so-called “miserable year or two” just got even more miserable. The former Breitbart editor and alt-right troll, currently facing a reported multi-million dollar debt, has been banned from Patreon.
In fact, the fundraising site nixed his “comeback” campaign after just one day, The Verge reports.
“I’ve had a miserable year or two, banned and de-platformed and censored and blacklisted … and now I need your help,” Yiannopoulos wrote on the now-deleted fundraising page. “I want to get back on my feet and come roaring back in 2019 with the fabulous comedy and insightful, serious commentary that made me famous in the first place.”
He said he wanted to create a weekly late-night talk show to “take back the culture” and claimed he is “one of the most censored and most lied-about people in the world.” He also referenced the aforementioned debt, saying he is a “broke ass hoe.”
“After two years of relentless, dishonest attacks on me by the press, I got roughed up and lost my way,” he concluded. “It’s time to get back on the horse. Will you help me?”
The answer is a resounding no. “Milo Yiannopoulos was removed from Patreon as we don’t allow association with or supporting hate groups on Patreon,” the company tweeted on December 5.
Hi there, thanks for the tweet. Milo Yiannopoulos was removed from Patreon as we don't allow association with or supporting hate groups on Patreon. For more info, please see our Community Guidelines. https://t.co/L7737I1ENi
— Patreon (@Patreon) December 5, 2018
On Instagram, Yiannopoulos posted a screenshot of an email from Patreon, in which the company cited his past association with the Proud Boys, a far-right organization deemed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. “Your past association with the Proud Boys, though recently disavowed, is a breach of our guidelines,” the email read.
The email also mentioned the amount that had been raised so far, but Yiannopoulos redacted it in the screenshot, perhaps indicating the total was embarrassingly low.
In case you missed previous episodes of the Milo Yiannopoulos trainwreck, the British firebrand was linked to white supremacists through leaked emails, banned from Twitter for inciting online harassment of Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones, and reportedly pressured to resign from Breitbart after seemingly supporting statutory rape.
Meanwhile, no word on whether Yiannopoulos’s Patreon supporters will receive their “free Milo ringtones” and “elite-tier Milo coffee mug” rewards.