In a comment, Milo said “With the cowardly suspension of my account, Twitter has confirmed itself as a safe space for Muslim terrorists and Black Lives Matter extremists, but a no-go zone for conservatives.”
“Twitter is holding me responsible for the actions of fans and trolls using the special pretzel logic of the left. Where are the Twitter police when Justin Bieber’s fans cut themselves on his behalf?”
“Like all acts of the totalitarian regressive left, this will blow up in their faces, netting me more adoring fans. We’re winning the culture war, and Twitter just shot themselves in the foot.”
“This is the end for Twitter. Anyone who cares about free speech has been sent a clear message: you’re not welcome on Twitter.”
Fans of Yiannopoulos have rallied behind him with the hashtag#FreeMilo, calling the suspension an attack on free speech and political conservatives.
Twitter revoked Yiannopoulos’s verified status in January following a series of temporary suspensions. At the time, his followers used the hashtag #JeSuisMilo as a play on #JeSuisCharlie, the pro-free speech movement that followed the deadly Charlie Hebdo shootings in 2015.