Milo Yiannopoulos lasted a single day on Patreon before getting banned - 2018-12-05
Former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos attempted to fund a "magnificent 2019 comeback" on the crowdfunding platform Patreon, only to be banned after one day. Yiannopoulos' Patreon campaign, whose banner image is seen above, garnered around 250 patrons pledging an unknown amount of money before being kicked off the service.
"Milo Yiannopoulos was removed from Patreon as we don't allow association with or supporting hate groups on Patreon," the company said in a tweet. Leaked emails have linked Yiannopoulos to white supremacists, and a 2016 video showed him singing karaoke in a bar while audience members, including white nationalist Richard Spencer, gave Nazi salutes.
And as Splinter pointed out, Yiannopoulos posted an email apparently from Patreon, which said he'd been banned for his past support of the far-right Proud Boys association. "Your past association with the Proud Boys, though recently disavowed, is a breach of our guidelines," it reads.