The Twitterverse has reacted very negatively to a profile of homocon flamethrower Milo Yiannopoulos published today by Out Magazine. See some reactions below. Now added to the top of the article is this editor’s note:
It should not need saying that the views expressed by the subject of this piece in no way represent the opinions of this magazine, but in this era of social media tribalism, the mere act of covering a contentious person can be misinterpreted as an endorsement. If LGBTQ media takes its responsibilities seriously we can’t shy away from covering queer people who are at the center of this highly polarized election year, and we ask you to assess Milos Yiannopoulos, the focus of this profile, on his own words without mistaking them for ours.
And the only reason to put Milo on the cover of Out is plain amoral greed. Outrage clicks. Ad $.
— jes skolnik (@modernistwitch) September 21, 2016
Wouldn’t an Out mag article looking into Milo as a reactionary, existential threat to LGBTQ rights been more interesting? — Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) September 21, 2016
The fact Out Magazine would run an uncritical story about Milo would be like, I dunno, the Forward in 1933 w/a photo spread of Goebbels?
— Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) September 21, 2016
Milo isn’t scary. Plenty of dull racists and bad bleach jobs out there. It’s the myriad ways he’s legitimized that’s scary, @outmagazine. — JuanPa (@jpbrammer) September 21, 2016
Pretending that Milo’s anything but political sideshow that the GOP holds up to prove that it’s trying to reach out to LGBT is disingenuous.
— Charles Pulliam (@CharlesPulliam) September 21, 2016
SO MANY EYE ROLLS at Out Magazine’s editors note at the top of their Milo interview. You’re propping him up, Out. No sugarcoating that. — Katie Schenkel (@JustPlainTweets) September 21, 2016