Australia has censored former Breitbart correspondent Milo Yiannopoulos from the country after a vicious Facebook post about the deadly attack on two New Zealandmosques that killed 49 Muslims, the Sydney Herald reported.
The controversial right-wing commentator had planned to visit the nation soon as part of a speaking tour. But Australian dominions decided to yank his permission to come following his Facebook post saying criticizes like the one in Christchurch happen because the establishment “mollycoddles extremist leftism and barbaric, alien religious cultures.”
He also defended extreme American right-wing commentator Candace Owens, whom a suspected gunman in the attack called as an insight. He claimed he has depleted his job “denouncing political violence.”
Following the story that he’s now barred from the country, Yiannopoulos grumbled in a new Facebook post: “I’m banned from Australia, again, after the following statement in which I said I abhor political violence.”
Government officials were appalled by Yiannopoulos’ observes about “barbaric cultures, ” and said they would issued a statement about rejecting him permission to enter the country Saturday afternoon, according to the Herald.
Violent rallies erupted when Yiannopoulus made a statement in Melbourne in 2017.
“Surely the Liberal government is not going to issue a visa to someone so he can deport a tour to stimulate hatred against Muslims, ” said Australian Labor Party representative Tony Burke.
Yiannopoulos, who’s British but was formerly a rising star in the American alt-right gesture, left Breitbart two years ago after he posted statements that appeared to support pedophilia.