Milo Yiannopoulos has learned that it isn't easy to find a New York venue to host a party promoting his new book--especially Saturday night of Pride Week. The outspoken, alt-right commentator allegedly misrepresented his party as a pride event to secure his first-choice venue Jue Lan Club, a dim sum restaurant in the LGBTQ-friendly Chelsea neighborhood. When the owner discovered Yiannopoulos's deception, he canceled the reservation.
"I had no idea this was booked," Stratis Morfogen, proprietor of Jue Lan Club, told Page Six. "It was told to us it was a gay pride event. We don't get involved or take sides with politics, religion, etc."
While the party went ahead at another venue, Yiannopoulos took to his website to blame liberals who he believed pressured his first choice into canceling the event. "Angry, bitter leftists have seized control over the Pride celebration and made it a political statement against President Trump," Yiannopoulos said.
Yiannopoulos's inflammatory remarks have placed him increasingly at odds with the mainstream public. In February, UC Berkley canceled a speaking engagement with the alt-right spokesperson after protests erupted on the campus. Shortly afterwards, Simon & Schuster, the original publishers of Dangerous, dropped Yiannopoulos after he gave an interview in which he appeared to make light of pedophilia.