Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch:
Right-wing persona non grata Milo Yiannopoulos announced that he has adopted a “fursona” as a snow leopard and that he purchased tickets to a furry convention; in response, organizers rescinded his event registration.
Yiannopoulos posted an email screenshot to one of the few platforms he has left—his Telegram messaging channel—on Saturday and claimed he registered for Midwest FurFest, a convention “to celebrate the furry fandom” hosted in the suburbs on Chicago this December.
This latest episode involving Yiannopoulos resembles a callback to his signature shtick—going out of his way to target people who belong to marginalized communities for harassment and hate. And as it has cost him nearly everything else in his career, it also cost him a ticket to Midwest FurFest.
Far-right extremists have targeted furry conventions in the past. Hit the link for much more.
UPDATE: I just got a statement in from Midwest FurFest:
“The board of Midwest Furry Fandom, consistent with our posted code of conduct, has rescinded Mr. Yiannopoulos’s registration. He is not welcome to attend this or any future Midwest FurFest event.” https://t.co/M5ynm0tcyP
— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) September 16, 2019
Rock bottom for Milo isn’t being booted from a Furry convention.
It’s being booted from a My Little Pony Convention.
It’s gonna happen. https://t.co/LKGciT4BZk
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) September 16, 2019
Milo’s getting rejected from a furry festival in the Midwest is a level of humiliation I did not know was possible … and it is delicious. https://t.co/VGAuEYvNOw
— Austin Gilkeson (@osutein) September 16, 2019
I’ll admit, I didn’t see the “Milo becomes a furry” narrative arc coming. https://t.co/mrYppUpSVX
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) September 16, 2019
Milo Yiannopolous was trying to attend a furry convention to cause some shit. The con rescinded his badge and banned him.
You could say he was… fursona non grata.
— Logan Rapp (@Loganchance) September 16, 2019
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) September 16, 2019
Furry Fandom when Milo Yinnapolous tries to come to MFF pic.twitter.com/UXIQDrOODn
— Decoy Wolff 🔜 Oni-Con 2019 (@DecoyWolff) September 16, 2019