Milo Yiannopoulos, the self-described most fabulous super villain on the internet, sat down with ABC’s Nightline to discuss how his ‘trolling’ is his way of “doing God’s work”.
In the first part of the two-part interview, Yiannopoulos discusses feminism and the ‘body positivity’ movement. Yiannopoulos explains the necessity for internet trolling and told Terry Moran he views himself as a virtuous troll who performs “God’s work.”
“Trolling is very important,” Yiannopoulos said to Moran. “I like to think of myself as a virtuous troll, you know? I’m doing God’s work.”
“This idea that celebrities are these fragile wallflowers. Give me a break. That the stars of Hollywood blockbusters are sitting at home crying into their iPhones,” he added.
Watch the first segment:
“I think America’s had enough of nice manners,” Yiannopoulos said in the interview above. “If my rudeness provokes conversation, if my rudeness provokes people into, first of all, into saying ‘Oh! What a monster!’ and blah blah blah and then 20% of the people talk about what I was actually saying, I will consider my career to be a terrific success.”
Yiannopoulos added that he is not responsible for the trolls that follow him but only for himself.
“Does Justin Bieber have an obligation to his fans? I’m sorry for being popular. But I am not responsible for what 350,000 people on the internet say. I’m responsible for what I say.”
Watch the rest of the ABC’s coverage (Milo begins speaking at 5:55):
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