Yiannopoulos’ speech at Louisiana State University canceled
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Organizers say right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos (MY’-loh yuh-NAH’-poh-lihs) will not speak at Louisiana State University after failing to acquire proper insurance for the event.
The Advocate reports that student group College Republicans at LSU apologized on Twitter on Tuesday evening and said ticket sales will be refunded.
Yiannopoulos had been scheduled to speak Wednesday evening at the LSU Union Theater, which would’ve been his second appearance on the campus. He made his first appearance in 2016.
Yiannopoulos had been an incendiary writer for the conservative site Breitbart News, but resigned after a video of him endorsing pedophilia resurfaced online.
An event last year that was to be hosted by Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley, was ultimately canceled as rioters set fires and smashed windows ahead of his planned speech.