Breitbart tech editor (more commonly referred to as a horrendous troll) Milo Yiannopoulos made waves back in July when he was banned from Twitter for rallying people to make racist remarks towards comedienne and Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones.
Now, the alt-right poster boy is the subject of Twitter attention yet again, after signing a book deal with Simon & Schuster (rumored to be worth $250,000).
Yiannapoulos enjoys referring to himself as "the most fabulous supervillain on the internet." His book Dangerous comes out March 14.
The publishing house received predictable backlash for signing the provocateur, so they released the following statement via Twitter.
The statement reads:
We do not and never have condoned discrimination or hate speech in any form. At Simon & Schuster we have always published books by a wide range of authors with greatly varying, and frequently controversial opinions, and appealing to many different audiences of readers. While we are cognizant that many may disagree vehemently with the books we publish we note that the opinions expressed therein belong to our authors, and do not reflect either a corporate viewpoint or the views of our employees.
Leslie Jones, however, had some feelings about this disclaimer.
Plenty of people agreed with Jones' sentiment.
However, for every supportive comment, there was a critical tweet to follow.
The actress took to her own Twitter account to vent her (understandable) frustrations.
I literally want to put hands to a jaw right now. So tired of stupid people!! And I can't say shit cause if I do I'm the "bitch"!!— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) January 2, 2017
At least Jones managed to keep some perspective throughout the whole thing, turning to TV for comfort.
Self-care is the goal in 2017, right?