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Alt-Right Hero Defends Mocking Black Actress (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Milo Yiannopoulos, a hero within the alt-right movement and tech editor for Breitbart News, defended his online trolling of Leslie Jones, an African-American actress, during the Sept. 1 broadcast of "Nightline" (video below).

"I like to think of myself as a virtuous troll," Yiannopoulos told ABC News journalist Terry Moran. "I'm doing God's work."

Moran recalled how numerous racists attacked Jones soon after her "Ghostbusters" movie opened on July 11, and that Yiannopoulos called the actress a "black dude" in a tweet.

Moran asked Yiannopoulos if he would call Jones a "dude" to her face, and Yiannopoulos responded with: "Yeah, probably. I probably would."

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"Then you're an idiot, really," Moran fired back.

Moran also recalled how Yiannopoulos called Jones "barely literate" on Twitter.

"I don't say anything I don't believe," Yiannopoulos told Moran. "But of course I say things in a way that is going to elicit a response from people."

Moran mentioned that Yiannopoulos compared Jones to an ape, and Yiannopoulos insisted that celebrities are not "fragile wallflowers," and that racist attacks are "disgusting."

Moran asked Yiannopoulos if he was a 13-year-old because of his criticism of women's bodies, and called him "revolting."

"What's revolting is the body positivity movement," Yiannopoulos countered. "What's revolting is this idea now that you can tell women that they'll be healthy at any size. Why? Because it tells women that you can be fat, and you can be unattractive and you'll be happy anyway. That's a lie."

Yiannopoulos also complained about feminists like actresses Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham, whom he does not care for, 

Moran said he liked Schumer, and Yiannopoulos told Moran that he had "very low standards for comedy."

Breitbart News called Moran's interview "a full scale attack," and added: "The ABC report has already received overwhelming disapproval on YouTube, with many users pointing out the segment’s apparent bias towards Leslie Jones and disdain for Milo, and what they describe as the 'ultraconservative' Breitbart."

Twitter permanently banned Yiannopoulos on July 19, The Washington Post reports.

Sources: ABC News/YouTube, Breitbart News, The Washington Post / Photo Credit: ABC News/YouTube

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