Before I criticize Milo, I just wanted to say that I like him. Milo is a troll who stands up for free speech against a tide of censorship and offense-culture. Milo is a gay Christopher Hitchens. (I hear he likes black men, too…)
Now that that’s out of way, let’s criticize Milo. He deserves it.
Recently, media outlets put out a hit piece on Milo, uncovering a “Drunken Peasants’ podcast where Milo advocates hebephilia — that is, having sexual attraction to children who are going through puberty.
(I’ll play the clip, but here is the entire show.)
In the podcast, Milo says the age he’s talking about is 13 years and older. In another interview, with Joe Rogan, Milo says he means 15 years and older, but the same principle is applied.
When given the chance to explain, he stated almost exactly what the media is reporting he did.
What Milo is advocating for, legally speaking, is pedophilia.
This is deeply immoral.
Children, even early teens, can’t consent to sex because regions of the brain connected to sexual pleasure haven’t developed. There’s a high likelihood that kids introduced to sex that early grow up with behavioural issues, including but not limited to depression and suicide.
So, Milo, when I read your public statement on Facebook, and you wrote, “I am implacably opposed to the normalization of pedophilia”? Yeah, I’m not really buying it.
You claim to be a victim of sexual abuse, but I can’t really believe anything you say.
Regardless, you seem a little broken.
I love the work you do, but what you advocated for in those videos was unacceptable.
I’m not going to ignore it or pretend I agree with it just because I like the work you do.