Milo Yiannopoulos, the right-wing rabble-rouser whose campus appearances have sparked widespread protests, is no longer headed to UCLA this month.
Less than 24 hours after putting tickets for the event on sale, the Bruin Republicans voted Wednesday to cancel his Feb. 26 talk, “10 Things I Hate About Mexico,” Yiannopoulos told The Times in a series of text messages.
The student group confirmed the decision in a Facebook post, saying they canceled the event because it “polarized the leadership of the organization,” not because of any public backlash.
“For an organization to be able to function properly, it must do so with the unequivocal support of all its members. This does not mean that we all must agree 100% on all issues but we must have at least a clear majority,” the group said. “We have been more than willing to stand up to both protesters and administrative figures as evidenced by our Ben Shapiro event last quarter.”
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