Hurricane Irma caused serious damage over the weekend, killing 37 people in the Caribbean and at least six people in Florida. Millions of others have experienced a loss of power, flooding, and severe structural damage to their homes. Among those Floridians affected by the storm was Milo Yiannopoulos, a right-wing blogger and former Breitbart editor.
On Sunday afternoon, Yiannopoulos shared a photo of the damage caused by Irma in the West Brickell, Miami area on Facebook and declared to his followers:
‘MY HOUSE IS GONE.’
Yiannopoulos’ post came a few days after he joked about the devastation Hurricane Irma caused in the Caribbean.
In one Facebook post, he celebrated the fact that the home of British billionaire Richard Branson, who is a close friend of President Barack Obama, was “devastated” by the storm.
‘In more positive Irma news, Richard Branson’s Necker Island has been devastated.’
In another, he commented on the destruction Haiti experienced as a result of the storm and managed to also work in a jab at former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
‘Irma is about to finish what Hillary started: leaving Haiti in ruins.’
Yiannopoulos was referring to allegations that, in 2010, when Clinton was serving as Secretary of State, her family’s foundation pocketed money that was supposed to go to relief efforts in Haiti following a massive earthquake.
Yiannopoulos came under fire earlier this year after a video surfaced of him making comments that many interpreted as being in defense of pedophilia. Yiannopoulos tried to brush the video off, saying that his “British sarcasm” coupled with “deceptive editing” resulted in a misunderstanding. However, his excuses were not sufficient.
Yiannopoulos lost a book deal with the publishing company Simon & Schuster and was uninvited from speaking at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. He also stepped down from his position at Breitbart around the same time, saying that he didn’t want his “poor choice of words to detract from [his] colleagues’ important reporting.”
One would think that, after losing a speaking a gig, a book deal, and a job over a “poor choice of words,” Yiannopoulos would be more careful about what he says in his social media posts. Based on the Facebook posts shown above, that clearly is not the case.
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