Milo Yiannopoulos lied about his home being damaged by Irma

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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Milo Yiannopoulos speaks on campus in the Mathematics building at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Sales are soaring for, "Dangerous," the upcoming book by the right-wing commentator. The book, scheduled to come out March 14. was in the top 10 on Amazon as of Thursday afternoon, a day after violent protests led the University of California, Berkeley to cancel his scheduled talk. (Jeremy Papasso/Daily Camera via AP, File)

Right wing figure Milo Yiannopoulos made up that his house was destroyed by Hurricane Irma, Miami Herald reports.
The destroyed house from Milo’s Facebook post is not actually his.The Miami Herald tracked down the house pictured in Milo’s post to identify just who had lived there. A reporter spoke to a neighbour of the destroyed property, who had witnessed the drama unfold, and they had some stark comments. It turns out the property belongs to someone else entirely – a man called Gerard Duhart, who had evacuated ahead of the storm. In a ‘joke’ by the self-styled alt-righter, it would seem Milo used the devastation of the category five hurricane to gain publicity for himself. Last week Yiannopoulos appeared to joke about the devestation caused by the storm. He wrote on Facebook: “In more positive Irma news, Richard Branson’s Necker Island has been devastated.” As the storm headed towards Haiti, he added: “Irma is about to finish what Hillary started: leaving Haiti in ruins.”

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