Bomb Threat Forces FAU to Cancel Milo Yiannopoulos Speech Tonight

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Florida Atlantic University is too dangerous for a "dangerous faggot."

Alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos, the most prominent gay writer at the right-wing website Breitbart.com, is driving the country in a 45-foot bus, delivering inflammatory speeches on college campuses. As he told SFGN last week, he's calling it the Dangerous Faggot Tour.

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Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak this evening in FAU's Student Union in Boca Raton. His topic: "How Feminism Hurts Women." But Breitbart reported this afternoon, "According to the FAU Police Department, student organizers received a communication threatening to bring firearms to the talk or blow up the venue. Threats were also made to FAU students."

FAU Chief Press Officer Lisa Metcalf said in a statement to FAU's University Press: "Florida Atlantic University received threats of violence to a member of the campus community that prompted a criminal investigation. The threats were related to Mr. Yiannopoulos’s visit to FAU’s Boca Raton campus and are not considered general threats to the university."


SFGN is following up with FAU Police and other campus sources. Yiannopoulos told SFGN today, "Obviously if I were in charge, I'd speak at all campuses regardless of the threats. But unfortunately I can't veto security concerns and the safety of students must come first – their actual physical safety that is, not insulation from dangerous ideas."

In his typically boastful manner of speaking – which no one really knows if he believes – Yiannopoulos added, "I'd say my haters only have themselves to blame for my success, but that's only partly true because I'm really hot, smart and funny. But they certainly share some of the responsibility."


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