Gay conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos was forced to leave a New York City bar Saturday after a crowd of people proclaimed him to be a Nazi.
NYC-DSA CLC comrades just shouted Milo Yiannopoulos out of a Manhattan bar 😙👌 pic.twitter.com/CjWR77DAh9
— Tim 🌱 (@timtakestime) April 22, 2018
Explaining the situation on Instagram, Yiannopoulos said he would have stood his ground if he’d had security, but left the Manhattan pub because “it was about to escalate into something ugly.”
“I was just shoved and screamed at by a big group in a pub in Manhattan and forced out of the place,” Milo wrote, adding one of the hecklers happened to be a Gizmodo reporter.
I was just shoved and screamed at by a big group in a pub in Manhattan and forced out of the place. One of them was a reporter for Gizmodo. They were screaming at the top of their lungs about “Nazis” and “KKK”. Initially I was going to stay put obviously but they blocked me from my table and my bag and yelled at me to leave and it was about to escalate into something ugly. It rattled me a little bit (just slightly!), perhaps because I have something to lose in life now. My first thought was John and not getting myself hurt or killed. I don’t know how I’d explain to my black husband that I got hurt for being a “white supremacist”. I didn’t have security with me so I had to just get out of there. I won’t name the place we were at because the staff were really understanding and cool about it. But jeez. It’s now impossible for me to safely go out for lunch in most major cities in America because I supported Trump at the last election and don’t like feminism.
“It’s now impossible for me to safely go out for lunch in most major cities in America because I supported Trump at the last election and don’t like feminism.”
The Hill reports some chanting bar patrons were members of the Democratic Socialists of America.