Back in July, Twitter banned Milo Yiannopoulos from his most explosive platform after he "rallied and directed" hundreds of racist trolls against Leslie Jones.

Over the holidays, publishing house Simon & Schuster—through their imprint Threshold Editions—offered Milo Yiannopoulos another platform when they signed him to a book deal reportedly worth $250,000.

Here's one of Yiannopoulos' tamer statements, a caption to an Instagram portrait that reads, simply, "Newsflash: feminism is still Cancer [sic]."

Newsflash: Feminism is still Cancer

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Quite the senior quote.

After the obvious backlash against the publisher for signing the Breitbart tech editor, Simon & Schuster defended themselves with the following statement:

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.


"Yea but you still help them spread their hate to even more people," responded Jones, before going further and expressing frustration at how people perceive her for trying to fight back.

Perhaps to prove her point, she then pivoted to all the good TV on that night.