Milo Yiannopoulos is headlong in a downward spiral after video surfaced of him defending pedophilia and actively protecting Hollywood sex offenders. His quarter-million-dollar book deal with Simon & Schuster has been 86ed, his speaking engagement at the Conservative Political Action Conference was ixnayed, and he was left with no choice but to resign as a senior editor at Breitbart. He made a series of lame, half-assed, insincere attempts to apologize, undercut in particular by this remark:
“Pedophilia is not a sexual attraction to somebody 13-years-old who is sexually mature. Pedophilia is attraction to children who have not reached puberty.”
Inevitably, the cyber-Schadenfreude began.
Me seeing Milo Yiannopolous career and life ending: pic.twitter.com/p1Hh8aakMJ
— :p (@Spaghettto) February 21, 2017
In the end it looks like Milo Yiannopolous has done more damage to his own career than any protesters managed to do!
— Dan Bull 🍐 (@itsDanBull) February 21, 2017
Why #miloyiannopoulos go to the mechanic?
His car needed a new catamitic converter.
— James Conrad (@RealJamesConrad) February 22, 2017
Of course, some people rushed to his defense, with the most prominent as of this writing being Ann Coulter, who took the opportunity to demonstrate her shameless racism by claiming that pederasty is only acceptable to “libs” if “refugees and illegal [immigrants]” do it.
Well, Milo learned HIS lesson. Pederasty acceptable only for refugees and illegals. Then libs will support you.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 21, 2017
Immediately, the Twitter crowd turned on her.
@AnnCoulter, wait are you saying you support pederasty?
— Colonel Lingus (@colonel_lingus) February 21, 2017
@AnnCoulter when will you have enough attention to stop saying ignorant things like this? It's so pathetic.
— cx cope (@cxcope) February 21, 2017
@AnnCoulter are you sick or what?!? Seriously???
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 21, 2017
@AnnCoulter Well that may be one of the most hateful, vial tweets I've ever read. Do you know the definition of the term refugee?
— Mark Schick (@synikol6) February 21, 2017
Of course, what Ann Coulter doesn’t take into account is that a lot of refugees themselves are victims of child sexual abuse and in a lot of cases, their immigration is driven by the escape from exactly that. Though Ann Coulter’s remark is insensitive, even for her, the fact that she would defend somebody who is tolerant enough of child abuse to decide that there ought to be wiggle room in the age of sexual consent — and even willing to protect molesters by admitting he saw something and refusing to say who did it — it hardly is surprising. Her attempt at voter fraud during the town election in Palm Beach, Florida, along with hiring her ex-boyfriend, FBI Special Agent Jim Fitzgerald, to back off the local sheriff’s deputies and game the system so that the statute of limitations on her case would be exhausted indicates she is not above clinically antisocial behavior.
But hey, if she wants to go down in flames with Mr. Swishan Fetchit (Milo), don’t let anybody stop her.