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Milo Yiannopoulos Launches Crowdfunding Campaign, Immediately Gets Shut Down

For $500 Milo will ring you on your birthday.

Alt-right wanker Milo Yiannopoulos has had a bit of a rough time lately. He’s been fired, dropped by his publisher, heckled out of bars and reportedly racked up more than $2 million in debt. So naturally, he did what all pathetic pseudo-celebrities do when they can’t accept their 15 minutes of fame are over: he tried begging for money on the internet. And hilariously, he managed to fuck that up too.

Yiannopoulos launched a Patreon page on Wednesday with plans to “come roaring back in 2019 with the fabulous comedy and insightful, serious commentary that made me famous in the first place.” Proceeds would have (supposedly) gone towards the creation of a “weekly late-night TV talk show to take back the culture, as well as future books, columns and college talks”.

That’s right folks, a TV show. And not just any TV show. “The greatest TV show in history”. Take that The Wire!

Unfortunately for Yiannopoulos, the good folks at Patreon apparently don’t take too kindly to dick pimples like him. And so, less than 24 hours after he started his campaign, it’s officially been shut down.

It’s a real tragedy for Milo fans, whose donations would have earned them everything from discounts on Milo merchandise to giant signed posters to a personal call from Milo on their birthday.

For the rest of us, however, it’s just extremely funny.