Milo Yiannopoulos, favourite celebrity of that one weird, angry person you are inexplicably Facebook friends with, has had a visa application rejected by the Australian government, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has said.
In a Facebook post, Hanson said that she had repeatedly contacted immigration minister David Coleman to argue on behalf of Yiannopoulos entering the country, but that he was now ignoring her (lol): “I first wrote to Minister Coleman a month ago and he assured me he would respond but it seems like the Government is too afraid to take a stand because now he is dodging me.“
Hanson went on to say that she believes that the government — which operates an offshore prison camp in which it indefinitely detains asylum seekers and refugees — is operating as an arm of ‘Antifa’.
Yiannopoulos, who is apparently substantially in debt, had an Australian tour cancelled at the last minute last year after disagreements with the promoters, and reportedly still owes $50,000 to Victoria Police from his 2017 tour.
The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald are reporting that he was rejected based on “character grounds“, and that he still has an opportunity to appeal the decision.
In a fun twist, Yiannopoulos, the man that Pauline Hanson is fighting to get into the country, has proudly posted a video to his YouTube channel where he berated one of Hanson’s own candidates, which he titled ‘MILO Leaves Australian Muslim Activist In Sobbing Heap‘. Pretty cool.