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Milo Yiannopoulos' Australian tour cancelled with "no refunds"

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  1. alyaza Link
    this is the latest in a string of misfortunes for both milo himself and the broader alt-right and far-right. this story is actually mildly bizarre because whatever the issue was that got this tour...

    this is the latest in a string of misfortunes for both milo himself and the broader alt-right and far-right. this story is actually mildly bizarre because whatever the issue was that got this tour cancelled, it appears to be contained to milo's vicinity. although the article title is no refunds, i've decided to use "no refunds" here because they are seemingly offering refunds in one capacity or another--and incidentally, the reason i also say this appears to be contained to milo is that the primary "refund" being offered is literally just using your milo tickets to go see gavin mcinnes and tommy robinson, who are both just as far to the right as milo and ann coulter are:

    Instead of being offered a refund, fans were told their tickets would be honoured in the form of tickets to see the joint speaking tour of British conservative personality Tommy Robinson and self-descibed "western chauvinist" Gavin McInnes.

    people can also apparently just get a straight refund if they don't care, it'll just be awhile for whatever reason:

    It's been reported that fans who don't want to see "The Deplorables" tour will have access to a refund.
    In a follow-up email to ticket holders on Wednesday, fans were told refunds may "take some time" because promoters have to "recoup fees from suppliers."

    nonetheless, people are juuuust a bit upset about this all and there's been a bit of a firestorm around it:

    Angry fans took to social media to demand a refund and to criticise the decision to cancel the tour.
    "How dare they presume to substitute you and Ann with other speakers and not offer a refund up front," fan Karen Lalic wrote on Facebook.
    Another fan, Riannon Parkins wrote: "Me and my partner waited 8 months to see you and now we a devastated about it being cancelled."
    "I can’t believe they are doing this, purposely trying to ruin a man’s (and woman’s) livelihood in this way. And trying to keep the Truth from getting out," fan Laura Merkel wrote.

    it'll be fun to see what happens here because this really does look like kind of a clusterfuck of a situation.

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  2. dubteedub Link
    Altright grifters gonna grift. Milo has a long history of stealing money from his idiotic fan base and yet they come back to him time and again. This goes back to at least 2016 when he set up a...

    Altright grifters gonna grift.

    Milo has a long history of stealing money from his idiotic fan base and yet they come back to him time and again.

    This goes back to at least 2016 when he set up a "charity" to provide college grants for white men. He raised at least $100,000 and then failed to actually provide any of the money for grants.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/breitbart-editor-milo-yiannopoulos-takes-dollar100000-for-charity-gives-dollar0

    Like Daddy Trump, Milo is nothing better than a con artist.

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