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Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos accused of giving his “Privilege Grant” to … himself

Allegedly
Milo, allegedly

Milo Yiannopoulos’s “Privilege Grant” was announced with great fanfare back in January. The alleged college scholarship program, designed to tweak PC sensibilities by offering money only to white males, was supposed to start offering scholarships this fall, providing 50 lucky white dudes $2500 each, for a total of $125,000 in its initial year, $25,000 of which would come from Milo himself.

Well, the school year is almost upon us, and … nothing. Not only has the fund failed to distribute any of the promised money; it hasn’t even set up an application form on its website.

Now YouTuber Margaret MacLennan, a self-described “basic monarchist and conservative” who was the original “director” of the alleged scholarship fund and who helped Milo raise money for it, is asking where the money went.

On Reddit, someone called enough__is___enough is flat out accusing Milo of taking the money and running, posting a detailed set of accusations in the EnoughTrumpSpam subreddit:

1886 UnverifiedThe_Donald Monderator, Breitbart editor and Trump Shill, Milo Yiannopoulos -- Starts a grant for White Males to go to post-secondary and STEALS all the donations for himself. Promptly shuts down Grant after collecting THOUSANDS for his personal gain. (self.EnoughTrumpSpam) submitted 21 hours ago * by enough__is___enough -

According to enough__is___enough, “the former director of the now defunct grant [says that] donations for the grant were routed into Milo’s business, Caligula Limited” — a business that has apparently since been dissolved. MacLennan — presumably the “former director” alluded to — Tweeted what appears to be the wire transfer instructions for donations, which suggest that the money was to go directly into Milo’s bank account.

Milo says the accusations in the Reddit post are “garbage,” as he put it in a Facebook comment today. On the Privilege Grant website he or one of his army of interns has put up a slightly more detailed response, claiming that, hey, he’s just running a little late with the whole “actually giving money out” thing. His excuse? He’s been TOO FAMOUS to get the grant pulled together.

“The initial flurry of interest in the Privilege Grant, and my skyrocketing media profile, left us behind on logistics,” he declares, without apology.

In an astonishing coincidence, the Privilege Grant web page also announced today that it had appointed

a new administrative lead for the Privilege Grant … 

Now that the Privilege Grant has been staffed, donors, potential applicants and interested parties can expect monthly updates on the Privilege Grant’s website at https://privilegegrant.com/.  

How strange that this happened totally by coincidence literally two days after people started asking questions publicly about the money! It’s all very Trumpian.

The same press release also claimed that “the Privilege Grant is in the process of applying for charity status with the U.S. government.”

And they’ve got a NEW SCHEDULE that they will totally be keeping to:

The current plan is for the Privilege Grant to run a pilot grant program for the Spring semester of the 2016-2017 school year, and then administer the full grant program for the 2017-2018 school year.

On the front page of the site, though, the Privilege Grant is still said to be on a schedule that would be possible only with the use of a time machine:

Applications will open in Spring 2016. Privilege Grants will be awarded in early Summer 2016 to be available for Fall 2016 enrollment.

It’s all very ethical.

H/T — Thanks to Margaret Pless (@idlediletante) of Internet Famous Angry Men, the first to alert me to this; I also sort of borrowed the headline from her.

EDIT: Added a few details about MacLennan.

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Lea
Lea
4 years ago

I hope Terrence sticks around for the troll challenge.
He’s the funniest troll we’ve had in a while.

Y’all. He’s serious y’all.

Tee-hee

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
4 years ago

Since Timmarence already deuced all over the thread, I thought I’d take the opportunity to clear out some news stories from my bookmarks (never the right time, ya know?)

1)Trump advisor is a Holocaust denier
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/291877-trump-adviser-accused-of-anti-semitism

2)transwoman gets boss on camera harassing her
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/transgender-woman-livestreams-sexual-harassment_us_57a52777e4b056bad215a3aa?

3)Nate Parker rape trail comes back to bite his new movie
http://variety.com/2016/film/news/nate-parkers-accuser-committed-suicide-in-2012-her-brother-speaks-out-exclusive-1201838508/

End on a less disgusting note:
4)Twitter seems to finally be doing some things
http://www.themarysue.com/twitter-bans-extremist-users/

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
4 years ago

IT’S ABOUT ETHICS

Berdache from a previous life
Berdache from a previous life
4 years ago

@ Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko

“What ever is “advanced prostitution” supposed to mean ?”

Think that refers to marriage as an economic institution where the woman only contributes one thing and the man the rest.

It’s hard for me to follow such limited thinking, but that’s my best guess.

Fabe
Fabe
4 years ago

Terrence,why aren’t you out raged that someone who suppose to be on your side just defrauded a bunch of people he claimed he was trying to help?

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
4 years ago

@Fabe

Well, being a con-artist certainly doesn’t make Milo’s positions any less valid.

Mostly because at this point, nothing could, anyway.

authorialAlchemy
authorialAlchemy
4 years ago

Feminism has had only positive benefits for men.

Ha. That is true, just not the way you think it is. And it’s also intentional!

EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

Without his blue check mark, how can we be sure that it’s the real Milo Yiannopoulos that ran off with the money?

(That will never stop being funny.)

Nonetheless, I can’t help thinking that this whole Privilege Fund is simply not particularly well advertised. In particular, it has no Twitter presence. Maybe they should look into that.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
4 years ago

@runsinbackground : the main problem is that, just like someone can have hallucinations without having any actual mental diseases, having paranoid delusions isn’t reserved to actual paranoid people, hence why I specifically put a sentence to remind they aren’t actually paranoid.

And it’s hard to qualify their ideas about poor people by something other than paranoid delusion : the (non-cynical profiteer) alt right is deluded into thinking black and poor people are just parasite ; and thoses delusions represent extreme and irrational fear and distrust, which is one of the definition of a paranoid delusion.

It’s similar to how a lot of perfectly fine people believe one (or several !) conspiracy theory.

Moggie
Moggie
4 years ago

Isn’t it normal to apply for charitable status before collecting a bunch of money? And the idea of giving money to such a known-untrustworthy person is laughable; I’d sooner give it to Father Ted.

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/b3/b3155e43d60d374f5345c9942dd42463f6af4e682c370f436ea8ad1ff7bb6c1a.jpg

Moggie
Moggie
4 years ago

Should have called the fund “College Awards for Society’s Heroes”, and asked for cheques made out to “CASH”.

Inkswitch, Magic Horse of Awesome
Inkswitch, Magic Horse of Awesome
4 years ago

Dear Terrance:

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Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
4 years ago

@ Moggie

“That money must have been awfully tired Ted; that was quite a long rest” ~ Father Dougal

Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary
4 years ago

Marxism is about class struggle, not “the battle of the sexes”, sorry to disappoint you Terry. It’s also absolutely nothing to do with being a Jooo ™.

snork maiden
4 years ago

I was hoping someone would mention Father Ted 🙂

Loving the Stan Pines gif, I recently discovered Gravity Falls and have been binge watching it.

As for Milo embezzling a scholarship fund, not shocked. at. all.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
4 years ago

The amusing part is that litteraly nobody is shocked.

Right winger drone are not shocked because they will refuse to believe it even in Milo were admitting it on prime time. Other people are not shocked because anyone knowing Milo expect him from doing that.

magnesium
magnesium
4 years ago

One million points for the Father Ted referenced.

Even for Milo, this is pretty shady. Not that it’ll matter to the sycophants who need him to do their thinking for them. Milo could sneak up and kick each one of them square in the bits and they’d be grateful for the experience.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
4 years ago

@Ohlmann

To be honest, I would’ve been shocked if he had actually followed through.

Moggie
Moggie
4 years ago

So, unusually, a prominent manospherian may end up actually helping some men, instead of just ranting. And it looks like it will be against his will. Such activist. Very charity.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
4 years ago

So, unusually, a prominent manospherian may end up actually helping some men, instead of just ranting.

That’s arguable though. Although a legitimate issue, it’s not really a men’s issue.*

I mean they seriously managed to even fuck that up from the start, even without considering how stupid the rest of the whole thing is.

At this point they really have to change what they call themselves. Men’s Rights Activists, none of these three words accurately represent whatever the hell it is they are and do.

ETA : *and by that I mean education costs in general, not the “minority only grants” they rant about, of course.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
4 years ago

Eh, I can think of mostly one issues who impact mostly men of all colors, and it’s toxic masculinity. And no MRA actually see that as a problem even despite it causing them a lot of troubles. In fact, MRAs are likely created by toxic masculinity, but not as an answer to it, more like an outgrown of it.

JennyWren
JennyWren
4 years ago

Terrance, you’ve told us multiple times now that what’s we’re doing is great for men, so why don’t you get lost and let us get on with it? You’re only slowing us down! Every minute we spend replying to you we could be spent writing more stuff that’ll help your cause!

Or better yet, if what we’re doing is so great for men, why don’t you join us? You could help EVEN MORE men! Just divert your energy away from telling us how great we are, and start helping us be greater! The power is in your hands.

As for your specific point about the draft, I agree that it’s sexist that men should get drafted and women don’t. I think both genders should be allowed to fight equally, but unfortunately for a long time, people thought that women weren’t strong enough to fight, so we weren’t allowed to. The Navy tried employing women back in the 17th century, but men got SO ANGRY about it that the Navy had to get rid of its female staff.

I live in a country without the draft, but even so, women still weren’t allowed to serve in close combat roles until last year! How unequal is that?! But our previous PM, a bloke by the way, lifted that ban. So now women will get to be in the infantry, and even in the Household Cavalry! It’ll take a while to train women up for these roles, but in a few years the Queen could have female bodyguards!

I’m sure you’re just as happy about this new equality as I am.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
4 years ago

Unrelated : from what I have seen of that naked statue of Trump, I hate it. Attacking Trump on his physics and saying he is not masculine enough, which seem to be the two main focus of it, is the litteral opposite of what we need.

Trying to bring down the symptom (Trump) with something that will reinforce one of its roots causes cannot end well by any mean.

Dan Kasteray
Dan Kasteray
4 years ago

To ohlman:

With reference to the Trump statue. The idea behind that is that Trump made this about his physical form long before anyone else did.

It’s not that he’s not man enough, but that he falls short of every metric he claims to pass.

He’s also a notorious ego goblin who will be hurt by the slightest criticism. This is the man who made a presidential debate about his dick size. Who spent twenty years fretting about his hand size and who literally can’t comfort the family of a dead soldier, ever. Or any human in any circumstances

As for criticising his ideas, frankly he has none.

EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

Seeing those statues made me think of Moocow, for some reason. I haven’t seen him around for ages. I hope he’s okay.

ViolinlessHoax
ViolinlessHoax
4 years ago

+1 for Gravity Falls! I should really get on with watching season 2.
And +1 for that Epic Rap Battle between Gordon Ramsay and Julia Child, it’s easily one of my favorites because of how utterly destroyed Ramsay gets.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
4 years ago

@Kasteray : thoses statues go in the battlefield Trump chose. Their lasting legacy is saying that it’s a battlefield worth being in.

Mish
Mish
4 years ago

I only come here to enlighten you. That you could care less heartens me.

TRUTH BOMB!!!!!

http://dailynewsdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/20-Funny-Shocked-Cat-Memes-3.jpg

Or, you know, this:

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occasional reader
occasional reader
4 years ago

Hello.

Well, the persons in internship who ghostwrite for him are not going to paid themselves or with thin air, i suppose…

By the way, is it legal to open a grant fund for persons with so many discriminative criteria ?

Have a nice day.

Mish
Mish
4 years ago

Also, Violet B. – the bingo is legendary and beautiful.
Thank you 😀

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
4 years ago

thoses statues go in the battlefield Trump chose.

A battlefield that is becoming his very own Vietnam. Yeah, he chose the terms, because he thought “political correctness” (another thing of which he has no understanding whatsoever) would prevent anyone from calling him out on it, or fighting him on those terms.

And while he’s making an ass of himself trying to refute points that he invited people to make, and that literally no one besides him cares about, we’re all just hanging back watching the dumpster fire like it’s St John’s night.

And as Dan Kasteray pointed out, you can’t criticize non-existent ideas. Or rather, more precisely, since his ideas are not even wrong, you can’t actually even begin to refute them without straying pretty far into stupid territory yourself.

That’s the real sad thing with Trump : the guy actually managed to damage american politics even further, thus proving that there is no limit to how much you can break something before there’s nothing in it to break anymore.

JoeB
JoeB
4 years ago

To be fair to Milo (I know, this feels dirty) this might just be a case of gross incompetence not a scam.

Boogerghost
Boogerghost
4 years ago

I see most of the Privilege Grant materials advertise it as being available to “white men,” but a tweet in February says “straight white American men.” If I were a non-straight and/or not American Milo-loving shithead in need of school money I’d be concerned about the lack of clarifying detail.

I just bet Milo tells all his alt-right buddies that he has “queer privilege.”

Why doesn’t he just go ahead and offer the money only to rich people too? They’re the real victims. #AtlasShrugged

JoeB
JoeB
4 years ago

Re: Trump statues

I thought they were mildly funny but too juvenile to me more than that, but then this happened:

NYC parks department on naked Trump statue: “NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small.”

PocketNerd
PocketNerd
4 years ago

Thus Spake ZaraBerdache from a previous zaralife:

“What ever is “advanced prostitution” supposed to mean ?”

Think that refers to marriage as an economic institution where the woman only contributes one thing and the man the rest.

It’s hard for me to follow such limited thinking, but that’s my best guess.

It’s strange how resistant those Red Pill types are to the notion that women have sex for pleasure, affection, and intimacy — just as men do.

Then again, from the way Red Pill men describe their own sexual encounters, there seems to be damn little pleasure, affection, or intimacy in it for Red Pill dudes, either. For most of them it seems to be about winning in some abstract way: “I just nailed an HB9! Take that, girl who wouldn’t date me in high school!”

I imagine it must really cheese off the typical MRA that women are not only allowed to have sex however they please, most of them are also enjoying it much more than the MRA is.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
4 years ago

@JoeB

When it comes to Milo, assume that Hanlon’s razor is broken and works in reverse.

rrh
rrh
4 years ago

I could also buy the theory that Milo never thought that far ahead. He liked the part where he could clamour for attention, but the more actual work involved, the more he lost interest.

Bina
4 years ago

@Boogerghost, I seem to recall Milo saying women made him gay. Unless he’s referring to having come out of his mother’s womb with that orientation, I fail to see how it’s possible. But he sure is one unhappy self-hating dude. Maybe he’s hoping that by absconding with the money, he can buy himself some more of that liquid comfort he seems to be taking so much of.

History Nerd
History Nerd
4 years ago

A large number of scholarships are restricted de facto to able bodied white people. Sponsors are allowed to deny your application if you aren’t able bodied and there’s plenty of “German American” scholarships.

Also, disadvantaged people often end up having to take out more in loans than the typical middle-class white guy even if they qualify for special grant programs based on race, disability, or family income. Paying for school might suck for some middle-class white families, but they often end up in a better economic situation anyway.

Also more expensive private schools tend to have more GPA inflation compared to state universities (no offense intended to anyone who went to a private school). So the lowering of academic standards often has more to do with rich white kids and less with women and minorities going to college.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
4 years ago

@Bina

If I remember well, he said he “became gay so that he wouldn’t have to deal with nutty broads”.

To add insult to injury, he didn’t actually imply that homosexuality is a choice… no, he outright said it, and that statement was meant to support his point.

You can get much more cynical without your blood turning to acid and eating through your own body.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
4 years ago

ETA : You can’t* get much more cynical. Or at least, I hope. One has to wonder how can a single person be so toxic, yet not choke on their own words.

(((Hambeast))) Now With Extra Parentheses
(((Hambeast))) Now With Extra Parentheses
4 years ago

rrh said

I could also buy the theory that Milo never thought that far ahead. He liked the part where he could clamour for attention, but the more actual work involved, the more he lost interest.

Yes, I think he has that in common with his “daddy” Trumplethinskin, too, whose erstwhile ex-campaign manager has hinted that his VP would be doing a lot of his work for him.

Quoting Mr. Manafort: “He needs an experienced person to do the part of the job he doesn’t want to do. He seems himself more as the chairman of the board, than even the CEO, let alone the COO” (bolding mine)

GenJones
GenJones
4 years ago

Yes, Terrance will be ever-present and tirelessly crusading… until he gets called out for debate or mockery, then he crumbles like a cookie and quietly slinks away, never to return… to that particular thread at least.

Cavoyo
Cavoyo
4 years ago

How strange that this happened totally by coincidence literally two days after people started asking questions publicly about the money! It’s all very Trumpian.

Like daddy, like son.

Bina
4 years ago

If I remember well, he said he “became gay so that he wouldn’t have to deal with nutty broads”.

Which is silly, really, because inane behavior is hardly gender-specific. There are plenty of ridiculous gay guys, too…case in point, of course, being himself. And oh my gawd, just ask any straight woman about how completely off-the-wall straight guys are. You refuse to have sex with one? You’re fat! You’re ugly! And you’re a dumb slut! Whereas, before you said no, you were feckin’ gorgeous.

Milo really does deserve a prize…for stupidity. If only they were handing ’em out for that. But they’re not, so the only way to get his hands on that sweet, sweet cash is to actually STEAL it.

Kat
Kat
4 years ago

@Terrance

Feminists – from the bottom of my heart – I cannot thank you enough for what you’ve done for men.

Aww.

Croquembouche of patriarchy
Croquembouche of patriarchy
4 years ago

Re: the Trump statues:
I love that the rug matches the drapes. Perfect illustration for the definition of “merkin”.

Other word nerd matter:
Timmarance seems the living embodiment of the definition of the antonym of limerence.
http://www.synonyms.net/antonyms/Limerence

Kat
Kat
4 years ago

YouTuber Margaret MacLennan, a self-described “basic monarchist and conservative” . . . was the original “director” of the alleged scholarship fund.

She’s also a big supporter of Donald Trump. She sells custom-made Trump hats:

http://margaretmaclennan.com/

Please, don’t anybody tell this Canadian that we don’t do monarchy here in the USA. In fact, we waged a revolution over that issue.

Another Canadian Trump supporter to keep this a secret from: Andrea Hardie/aka Janet Bloomfield/aka Judgy Bitch. You know, the infidelchick.

And please don’t tell either of them that they’re not US citizens and thus can’t vote for Donald Trump.

It would break their hearts.

Croquembouche of patriarchy
Croquembouche of patriarchy
4 years ago

@Kat: Margaret MacLennan’s blog – is she taking the piss out of ASMR devotees there or not? I really can’t tell, I have enough aural reactivity to find genuine ASMR stuff profoundly satisfying but not to experience the euphoria that some do. I have no doubt that a bad tune played on a good fiddle can still sound OK, but content aside, her instrument is also not doing it for me. Some whisper voices have great subtle resonances, for me hers isn’t one of them. It’s like she doesn’t understand that low volume and slight raspiness aren’t all it takes to sound good ASMR wise.
But she has also given me a link to a Jon De Lancie Q&A that looks much more rewarding.
ETA: more rewarding in terms of both content and execution.