Former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos is no stranger to controversy, and he expertly provoked outrage again this week when he aimed his ire at pop star Ariana Grande. Grande, of course, was performing in Manchester on Monday evening when an Islamic jihadist blew himself up, taking 22 innocent people with him into the afterlife (although, hopefully, very different forms of said afterlife).
In a Facebook post shortly after the attack, Yiannopoulos said Grande was “too stupid” to realize that she was promoting the we’re-all-one-big-family foolishness that allowed terrorists to move about Western society without fear of being investigated.
The provocateur said that Grande should have the guts to tell her “European fans about the real threats to their freedom and their lives.”
“She will remain ferociously pro-immigrant, pro-Islam, and anti-America,” Yiannopoulos predicted. “Makes you wonder whether they bombed to attack her or in solidarity.”
Now, there’s no question that it’s in poor taste to go after a girl who is basically a children’s entertainer after an Islamic terror attack that killed 22 of her fans. For whatever Grande’s faults, she didn’t deserve this and neither did the youngsters who went to see her in England.
Milo is right when it comes to these world-renowned celebrities and their idealistic, idiotic political views. And he’s also right that those views, when they come out of the mouths of pop stars, have a lot more influence than they have coming out of the mouths of your average politician. Sadly, when it comes to things like pro-Islam, pro-immigration, multicultural ideas, these young people are indoctrinated and brainwashed before they ever have a chance to think for themselves.
Just look at another pop star, Katy Perry, who thought it necessary to weigh in on the tragedy with a heaping helping of liberal wackiness.
“I think that the greatest thing we can do is just unite and love on each other,” Perry said. “No barriers, no borders, we all just need to co-exist.”
And yeah, that sounds great. Put it in a song. Slap it on a bumper sticker. But it doesn’t change reality. And REALITY is that Islamic terrorists have no interest in co-existing. They only want to murder, maim, and terrify. They only want to kill unbelievers until their version of Islam is LAW throughout the Middle East and, then, throughout the rest of the world.
When it comes to white Americans, Christians, or conservatives, people like Perry and Grande can somehow come up with the most vile, divisive epithets in the human language. But when it comes to sick Islamist murderers…oh, suddenly the cat’s got their tongue and they’re all “unity and peace.”
Maybe Milo’s post was in bad taste. But damn, if a little bit of bad taste is what it takes to wake people up, then we’re all for it.