In news that will surely mortify the worst people in Australia, proselytising far-right weirdo Milo Yiannopoulos has announced that his upcoming tour of the country with ‘white genocide’ conspiracy theorist Ann Coulter has been cancelled.
In a Facebook post last night, Yiannopoulos said that he was surprised to discover the tour was cancelled, and that punters were not being refunded:
Yesterday, I woke up to the news that my Australian tour with Ann had been cancelled and the promoter was “transferring” tickets to another series of events. This is illegal. If you’re a ticket holder and want a refund, they are obliged to give you one and I will make sure that happens. (Of course, if you do want to attend the other tour—go ahead! Two great speakers.)
I’m working with lawyers now to make sure the promoters fulfill their obligations to you. And I will be touring in Australia in 2019 instead, with a more established promoter. I’m committed to you, Aussies, which is why I’m writing a book about your great country, which will be out before Christmas. I’ll keep you posted on any developments both on social media and via the email you register with—we managed to get the email addresses of all ticket-holders before the tour site went offline. Thanks for your patience. I’ll make sure no one is left out of pocket. And I’ll see you soon.
In an email obtained by Ten Daily, the promoter told ticketholders that, instead of refunds, they would be given tickets to a tour being done by alt-right figures Gavin McInnes and Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, better known by his pseudonym Tommy Robinson.
McInnes is the leader of a far-right ‘western chauvinist’ organisation called The Proud Boys, who have been frequently involved in violent clashes and who have been frequently encouraged to commit acts of violence by McInnes. This video might give you some idea of what we’re talking about:
I know this is an emotional time for all of us, but try not to let Milo and his followers getting dicked around ruin your day too much.Image: Getty Images / Michael Masters