Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos thinks Karma got ‘Ghostbusters’ star Leslie Jones after he was ousted from Twitter for “inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others.”
After hackers vandalised Jones’ personal website by posting nude images sourced from her iCloud account as well as photographs of her passport and driver’s license, Milo Yiannopoulos seemed to have express how happy he is.
Yiannopoulos moved to Snapchat after he was banned from Twitter after he targeted Jones and his followers threw racist remarks at her. After the news of Jones’ website hack broke Yiannopoulos wrote, “Sh-t just heard about Leslie Jones. Had no idea!!! Ignore that karma thing lol.”
He also posted photos on Instagram, one of which came with a tagline that read “Karma is a b***h.” In another picture he posed with a hand cover his mouth. The Breitbart editor also posted a remark which many interpreted as targeting Jones.
“People keep sending pics of this black dude they found online but I’m like nahhh,” he wrote as quoted by The Wrap.
However, according to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, Yiannopoulos said that he has nothing to do with the hack, although it mentioned him. He added that he is distressed by what happened to the ‘Ghostbusters’ star.
Yiannopoulos has however said Twitter’s decision to ban him was “cowardly.”
“Twitter has confirmed itself as a safe space for Muslim terrorists and Black Lives Matter extremists, but a no-go zone for conservatives,” he said. “Twitter is holding me responsible for the actions of fans and trolls using the special pretzel logic of the left. Where are the Twitter police when Justin Bieber‘s fans cut themselves on his behalf?”
He added, “Like all acts of the totalitarian regressive left, this will blow up in their faces, netting me more adoring fans. We’re winning the culture war, and Twitter just shot themselves in the foot.”
He is also a Donald Trump figure and a leading figure in the “alt-right movement” which involves right-wing supporters spreading their messages through internet memes, The Wrap reported.
His clash began with Twitter long before the Leslie Jones incident, in 2015 when he was first suspended by Twitter and lost the blue checkmark verification badge beside his name, the Heavy.com reported.