“Whichever individual or group is responsible is trying to influence the outcome of an election.”
“His overnight comments weren’t that different from how he has always behaved. There was already enough evidence to ban him which is why the department had already recommended he be banned,” said Labor MP Tony Burke.
“Let’s be clear about what has happened,” Senator Penny Wong said of the backflip. “Some right wing commentators have got angry about it so the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party decided to change their mind.”
Yiannopoulos said Australians should vote No in the postal survey just weeks after his own same-sex wedding and has called trans people “mentally damaged”.
“Has the queer community, having lived in the shadows of the mainstream for so long, managed to avoid scrutinising its own racism?”
Smollett was set upon by two men who abused him with slurs including “n***er” and “faggot”, and who then allegedly poured bleach over him and wrapped rope around his neck while yelling, “Welcome to MAGA country!”
Yiannopoulos said he is “seriously considering a move to Australia in the next year or two. The political environment in the US is insane.”
“I won’t stop until I can walk into a room full of white people without feeling like I’m lesser than them.”
“Growing up in Australia I was never provided with examples of people of colour being sexual[ly] desirable (let alone queer POC).”