To Petition For Redress Of Milo Grievances

Myer Sankary wants you to sign a petition. Because something wrong is happening and it must be stopped. The wrong person is speaking.

One of the largest book publishers in the country, Simon & Schuster, just rewarded a white supremacist spokesperson with a massive book deal.

Milo Yiannopoulos – a Breitbart publisher and spokesperson for white supremacy – has made a name for himself as a mouthpiece for hate speech. Yiannopoulos was banned from Twitter last year after leading a campaign of racial, anti-Black and sexual harassment against actress Leslie Jones. The harassment driven by Yiannopoulos was so severe that Jones had to temporarily quit Twitter. Now he’s getting $250,000 from Simon & Schuster to promote his hateful ideas.

Demand Simon & Schuster cancel the white supremacist book deal!

If you hate Milo and what he has to say, you can always not buy his book. If no one buys his book, then Simon & Schuster will get the message that they pissed away a quarter mil on a bad dude who says and does bad things that other people won’t buy.

But that’s not good enough, because there is a good chance, hell, almost a guarantee, that Milo’s book will be huge and Simon and Schuster will do extremely well on their bet. And that cannot be tolerated. Demand that your grievance be heard. Silence Milo.

To Carolyn Reidy, CEO of Simon& Schuster

We demand that Simon & Schuster cease providing a platform for white supremacy by immediately canceling your book deal with Milo Yiannopoulos. Handing a purveyor of hate speech and white supremacy a $250,000 megaphone is a clear statement that your company is willing to enable and profit from calls to harm people of color.

This is not normal. White supremacists should not be getting six-figure deals to promote their hate under the guise of mainstream platforms. Black communities know all too well how perpetuating stereotypes and hateful rhetoric can empower a racist and violent agenda.

The rise of hate crimes and harassment targeting Blacks folks, people of color, Muslims, immigrants, the L.G.B.T. community, and women will only continue if companies like Simon & Schuster continue to normalize and provide a mainstream platform for white supremacy.

We the undersigned demand that Simon & Schuster cancel its book deal with Milo Yiannopoulos.

If you don’t hate people who hate, how can you stop hate? And anyone who normalizes people you hate should be hated as well. Or, if you message of “tolerance” resonates, you wouldn’t care what someone like Milo writes as your message will prevail on its merits. But that could be risky.

And what better way to change the world than to start a petition, so you can have your voice heard without ever getting off the couch.

H/T Stephanie West Allen

29 comments on “To Petition For Redress Of Milo Grievances

  1. Agammamon

    Racist *and* ‘anti’-Black’?

    Also, has this guy considered that maybe Yannanananopolous might just be anti-Leslie Jones?

    But hey, petition!

    1. SHG Post author

      Let’s be real. Milo is a glib, self-aggrandizing pig who inflames for the sake of inflaming. It doesn’t make him wrong, and not being an SJW doesn’t make him a white supremacist. Except to SJWs, to whom everyone else is a racist, sexist, whatever.

      1. PVanderwaart

        Let’s be real. Myer is a [I really have no idea what, but it doesn’t matter because I’m just going for parallel construction here]. It doesn’t make him wrong.

        1. SHG Post author

          Is the intent to engage in a secondary boycott a good thing? If he finds Milo’s ideas repugnant (which is certainly a fair thing to do), then he should attack his ideas. He could even call for people not to buy/read this horrible person’s horrible words. But Milo breaths air, so why not petition air not to fill Milo’s reprehensible lungs?

          On the next level, is virtue signalling from your couch an effective means of addressing your grievances? He apparently thinks so, and on the bright side, won’t miss a meal.

          1. B. McLeod

            Of course, if there were any kind of sentient agency allocating the air, some fanatic would have tried the “air petition” thing already. They have to start with the most effective forms of “silencing” first, and only if none of them work does anybody actually have to try to meet and overcome the non-silenced ideas in debate. Debate is the last resort, because they might not win a debate.

    2. B. McLeod

      Well, if he picks on women for being ugly, that’s almost as bad, right? That’s a whole second petition (just change a few words), and you can get the whole “fire Brent Musburger” crowd on board too.

      1. SHG Post author

        I can’t figure out what words are allowed, since they change daily. I happen to like the word “folks” and use it all the time. Does that make me a bad person? Don’t answer.

  2. Scott Jacobs

    Please, no one tell these people that the only reason I know Milo has a book coming out is because they were bitching about it.

    And in the knowing is the temptation to buy it, if only to see how horrible it will be.

  3. JAF

    Milo is vulgar, he is brazen and definitely flamboyant. But what scares Myer and his crowd is that he is leveraging their own tactics against them. And don’t get me started on these online petitions, they’re not worth the paper they’re printed on (oh….Mayne not aplicable).

    1. SHG Post author

      The spiral pissing match keeps going around, like nuclear escalation, and they’re outraged that the other sides does what they do because they other side is WRONG!!!, which is why it’s not hypocritical at all.

    2. Mike

      Alinsky rule #4… Make the other side live up to their own rules. The problem is that the left doesn’t have a set rule book. They make ’em up as they go along.

      1. SHG Post author

        Stop with the left thing, Mike. Neither side has any rules. Both extremes sound exactly alike and are just as crazy.

  4. WheezeThePeople™

    It’s official. The wheeze of the people has progressed to full-on consumption *cough* *cough* of the people. And we all know where consumption leads: death of the people. We get what we deserve, I suppose . . . There oughta be a petition or something to save us from our fate, but in the meantime I’m gonna sit around coughing up and spiting phlegm-filled loogies at the people, for shits and giggles . . .

  5. norahc

    Seems like a golden opportunity for a goose meet the gander play. Pick an upcoming book by a SJW preferred author, and start a petition to the publisher claiming the book incites hate speech because it targets a specific group of our society, and calls them hurtful names.

    Of course, the vast majority of people would probably miss out on the irony of that plan.


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