Milo Yiannopoulos is heading back to college.
The former Breitbart tech editor and notorious internet troll will take the stage at UCLA on February 27 as a guest of the university’s College Republicans to deliver a program titled “10 Things I hate About Mexico.” A promotional image for the event features Yiannopoulos alongside Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos.
“Ticket-holders can look forward to a post-structuralist feminist reading of prevailing immigration narratives and the patriarchal tropes encoded in contemporary Mexican discourses,” Yiannopoulos told TheWrap, offering a tongue-in-cheek preview of the unmitigated trolling that awaits the university.
Milo coming to UCLA pic.twitter.com/HOMxc0vEjT
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 14, 2018
He also promised “some really good jokes about Jorge Ramos.”
The move is already drawing controversy, even among conservatives on the campus of the Brentwood school.
“As one of the few conservative faculty at UCLA, and one of a very few who knows the campus club, I feel obligated to provide some mentorship here: I strongly urge you to rescind your invitation to Yiannopoulos,” UCLA sociology professor Gabriel Rossman wrote in an open letter to the school’s College Republicans.
“You need to ask yourselves, what is your goal as an organization? If you’re in it for the lulz and just want to see the world burn, then I guess go ahead and bring in a vapid provocateur,” he wrote. “But if your mission is to spread conservative ideas, you should recognize that hosting Yiannopoulos will only render your organization and our ideas toxic.”
The new appearance comes one after Yiannopoulos canceled a scheduled speech at UCLA in the midst of his widely publicized and heavily protested 2016-17 campus tour, the L.A. Times reported at the time.
Last February, an appearance by Yiannopoulos at the University of California – Berkeley led to widespread rioting and destruction of property, forcing Milo to be evacuated from the lecture hall.
CNN dubbed the campus a “war zone” at the time and reported that the campus suffered $150,000 in damages.
I have been evacuated from the UC Berkeley campus after violent left-wing protestors tore down barricades, lit fires,…
Yiannopoulos resigned from Breitbart last February and saw much of his empire unravel after pro-pedophilia remarks he made during an old interview resurfaced online.
He has since started his own media venture and put out a self-published book “Dangerous” as he tries to reconstitute his media presence.