Milo Yiannopoulos Loses Big Book Deal; Gay Porn Boxer and a Twitter Troll; Follow Up On London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Milo Yiannopoulos Loses Big Book Deal

This past weekend a video surfaced where Milo Yiannopoulos made more than a few strong statements on a highly intense topic. It’s interesting because Milo has been preaching about the right to free speech, but never actually discussing the consequences that come with free speech. 
Over the weekend, a video surfaced of a 2016 episode of podcast Drunken Peasants concerning clerical abuse and underage sex.

It originally aired on 4 January 2016, but an edited version went viral after it was announced Yiannopoulos would speak at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland.

In the episode, Yiannopoulos joked about having sex with one of the priests who taught him while he was still a school boy.

As a result, Yiannopoulos lost a huge book deal with Simon and Schuster, and he resigned from his position as senior editor at Breitbart News. You can read more here.

In all fairness, here’s a link to a long Facebook status that Milo Y. posted in his own defense.

And, here’s a link to youtube video. I don’t think this one has been edited, but don’t quote me on that.

Gay Porn Boxer and a Twitter Troll

A gay porn star and boxer recently had an interesting encounter with a Twitter troll.

Former gay porn star and boxer Yusaf Mack stood up to a homophobic Twitter troll in a barber shop.

In a video taken of the incident, it shows the 37-year-old athlete swinging at a man who had reportedly been posting bigoted comments about him online.

You can check this one out here, and there’s a video.

Follow Up On London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern

I posted about this a while ago, here. There’s been an interesting turn since then.

 The threat of London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern being sold to a straight pub chain has been removed – for the time being.

On Friday GSN reported that the venue, which has been on the market since last fall, was on the verge of being sold to Faucet Inn. The company is the same one that owns, and subsequently closed, Camden’s Black Cap.

However, on Friday evening, Faucet Inn tweeted that it was now no longer interested in buying the venue.

For the time being, it will continue as a gay venue. It goes into a lot more detail. There’s more here. 

In the midst of so many gay venues shuttering these days, it’s good to read something like this for a change.

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American Horror Story: Bestiality, Incest, Pedophilia…Huh?

American Horror Story: Bestiality, Incest, Pedophilia…Huh?

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been posting about my own experiences with censorship at retail web sites where e-books are sold like Amazon, Kobo, and Smashwords. These web sites started censoring self-published e-books thanks to an article in a questionable UK publication called The Kernel. The self-published e-books targeted allegedly contained topics like rape, incest, bestiality, pedophilia, and other topics most romance publishers will not publish. As a result, several web sites removed all self-pubbed titles to suss out the e-books with “taboo” topics. One web site even shut down. Amazon started clearing out their “taboo” topics through search engines, and e-books without the said “taboo” topics were removed for no reason, and without a viable explanation. And guess what I saw last night on American Horror Story: bestiality, incest, and pedophilia.

This article I’m linking to now discusses American Horror Story in an almost light-hearted way. If an author of erotic romance were to do this he/she would be slammed from one end of the Internet to the other.

Death, incest, bestiality, the gang’s all here!

We’re sure this is going to be a weekly occurence, but American Horror Story: Coven had its most insane outing yet on Oct. 23 with “The Replacements,” which found Supreme witch Fiona (Jessica Lange) making her first big kill of the season in an attempt to protect her witchy throne. Plus, the recently-resurrected Kyle (Evan Peters) finally spoke and one of the girls got a little too close to the Minotaur monster for our comfort. Seriously, does anyone have brain soap?!

I did see the show last night and I just sat there watching it wondering how the fuck they can get away with all this on TV and authors like me who don’t even go near “taboo” topics like that have been dealing with the worst brand of censorship since PayPal in 2012. I’m not judging American Horror Story and I’m not judging authors, publishers, or e-books that contain these “taboo” topics. However, I am questioning the actions of the large retail web sites where e-books are sold who made these recent mass sweeps of all books without taking into consideration that many of the books in question never violated one single guideline. I had a book removed from Amazon titled, “Internal Desires,” and the reason why it was removed was because of words like “young” in the book description. And the characters in that book were all well over the legal age limit and it contained nothing that’s considered “taboo.” This week I had a book titled, “Young Doughy Joey,” taken down at another web site for the same reason. It contained nothing “taboo.”

So in their quest to censor the “taboo” topics all authors are now targets of retail web sites where e-books are sold, innocent words like young have become “taboo,” and we’ve basically entered a police state where freedom of speech means nothing anymore.

And the most ironic thing of all is bestiality, incest, pedophilia, and other “taboo” topics are now being treated lightly on television and no one seems to find any fault in that at all. As I said, I’m not judging American Horror Story. They have every right to do what they want. But when I saw one scene where one character lifted her dress, crudely shoved her fingers between her legs, and invited some kind of half man half beast to have sex with her I cringed for several reasons. One, I cringed for the actress. She’s not very good, and that scene seemed to diminish her even more. Two, I cringed because the producer of the show took advantage of a young woman’s need for love and turned it into something disgusting with an animal. Three, because it took the character completely out of context. And four, because television shows like American Horror Story make millions of dollars and small self-published authors who don’t write about bestiality, incest, and pedophilia, and who struggle to make ends meet just to pay for copy editors, can’t even use words like young anymore without fearing their books will be censored by Amazon, Kobo, or Smashwords.

It will be interesting to see how this all turns out with e-books. And even more interesting to see what “taboo” topic Ryan Murphy will sensationalize and diminish next.

Photo of Mr. Murphy, here.