Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on Thursday insisted that he “wasn’t being serious” when he recently told two reporters that he “can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists.”
Yiannopoulos’s comments Thursday came shortly after a gunman opened fire in the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Md., leaving at least five people dead and several others seriously injured. Authorities have taken a suspect into custody, but have not yet released an identity or motive.
“You’re about to see a raft of news stories claiming that I am responsible for inspiring the deaths of journalists,” Yiannopoulos wrote in a Facebook post. “The truth, as always, is the opposite of what the media tells you.”
It wasn’t a joke before someone died.
And, by the way, jokes are supposed to be funny you vile POS.