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Gamergate advocate Milo Yiannopoulos blames feminists for SXSW debacle


As the gamergate controversy continues to roil the video game world, one man has taken glee in fueling the flames — a London-based, right-wing social media celebrity who has become a darling among hyper-masculine gamers.

To his detractors, Milo Yiannopoulos is a glorified Internet troll whose overblown rhetoric can be dangerous. But Yiannopoulos, 31, casts himself as a heroic defender of online free speech.

"I enjoy upsetting the right people," Yiannopoulos said, as he sipped tea during a recent stop in Los Angeles. "I love poking fun at earnest censors. I want to push the bounds of what can be said on the Internet."