Milo Yiannopoulos has come under fire for being sexually abused as a minor. The controversy began almost a year and a half ago on Joe Rogan Experience #702. Here is the video for those who haven’t seen it.
Joe says the Catholic church taught him right from wrong. Milo asks a bitter sarcastic question about whether or not Joe was molested in response. It seems Milo takes exception to the idea the Catholic church is teaching boys right from wrong because of his sexual abuse.
As Joe grills him about the experience Milo looks increasingly uncomfortable, starts stammering, and presents the behavior of someone coping with sexual abuse.
In his article, Sexual Abuse: What to Do, Where to Go From Here? Licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Seth Myers writes
Yet there are cases in which victims of sexual abuse learn to explore the experience of abuse and, in doing so, transform their identities from victim to survivor. Transcending this step can be empowering and can significantly increase the survivor’s self-esteem and sense of control over his or life. After all, it’s precisely one’s sense of control that is lost when a person sexually violated – there is usually no way to move and nowhere to go in the moment of the attack.
Milo re-frames the abuse as something he chose and enjoyed to regain his sense of power. And now he’s being crucified for how he copes with sexual abuse. Simon and Schuster has cancelled Milo’s book deal, and he’s been dis-invited from speaking at CPAC.
Milo Yiannopoulos was molested as a child, and now the media is molesting him all over again. It’s absolutely disgusting, and I for one stand with him against it.