‘Sup, you beautiful bastards? Hope you’re having a fantastic Tuesday. Welcome back to the Philip DeFranco show, and let’s just jump into it. The first thing I want to talk about today was the most requested story: an update on the Milo Yiannopoulos situation. The response from yesterday’s video was very interesting. Ninety percent of people understood where I was coming from, and then about five percent of people felt like I was going too hard on Milo, and then five percent of people thought that I was – I was supporting him, even though my main comment there is in no way do I support any of the things that he’s saying, but I don’t want to try and destroy this guy with words because he very much sounds like a sexual assault victim not really handling the situation; this is how he coping with it. For that, I was a monster for some reason. A few things have happened since I talked about that story – some just after, more still developing – the first being Milo’s former manager saying he doesn’t support him here. Then, the publisher Simon & Schuster announced that they are cancelling Milo’s book deal. They’d given him a $250,000 advance. They had defended their decision to publish this book, saying they published a “wide range of authors with greatly varying, and infrequently controversial opinions. While we are cognizant that many disagree with the books we publish, we note that the opinions expressed therein belong to our authors and do not reflect either a corporate viewpoint or the views of our employees.” So initially, they defended this, saying “you know it’s – it’s free speech. We’re not supporting what he says but he has a right to speak it, and we’re going to publish his book, but ultimately, these new remarks were too much, and they canceled the deal. And on top of that. CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference have uninvited Milo to speak. There’s been a lot of fallout, but there’s also been a lot of support, a lot of people thinking that the video was edited out of context, which like I said yesterday, and I linked yesterday, if you want to see the full context, the full version, I’ll link to it down below again. There are several versions making the rounds. There’s the two-minute version that has three clips in it. Then there’s the five-minute unedited one, and then of course like i said the – the whole – the whole podcast was live-streamed, so there are no cuts in it. I’ll link down below again to the full version so you can see if he’s been – being taken out of context, and I’ll also link, once again, to the full Joe Rogan podcast where he has those comments there as well that we talked about yesterday. So there was that defense, then there were a lot of people saying they don’t support his comments but this is obviously a political attack, and to that I say, the organization and planning, that may be the case, but that – that is also a side story. It’s a story that there is coordination happening, but they didn’t – they didn’t – they didn’t hack him to get secret clips, they didn’t have to pay someone. This was just out there – this is readily available information. So, yes, you have an argument that this is a political coordinated attack, but I also don’t think that takes away from the actual story regarding Milo and his comments. Also, you have many Milo supporters pointing to those on the Left, who they say are just as guilty as Milo, many pointing to George Takei. He’s been outspoken against Donald Trump. They’re linking to a Howard Stern interview. “STERN: You, uh, sat there there, and he touched you, and did you feel – did you feel molested in a way? TAKEI: What? HS: Were you molested in a sense? Because you were 13? GT: No, no, ’cause I was kind of, well I thought he was pretty attractive” And in the clip, he talks about being 13 years old. He had a sexual experience with a counselor and adults, and he talks about it being consensual, and people are saying saying “well why do we support this guy, but not this guy?” Also, they’ve been pointing back to Lena Dunham, who, I’ve talked about this story because it’s so creepy to me. In her memoirs she talked about sexually experimenting with her sister. If you don’t remember the story here’s an – it’s an excerpt from the book, it’s not like, misleading. She talks about bribing her little sister for sexual things. “As she grew, I took to briding her for her time and affection. Three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds, whatever she wanted to watch on TV, if she could just relax on me. Basically, anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl, I was trying.” Also, she talks about when her sister was a toddler she would – she like opened her vagina. Some of the defenses at the time were like “if you’re weirded out by this, you’re – you’re too locked into heteronormativity” No. This sounds a bit like something else. But to all of this, I would say, “well, I spoke out against Lena Dunham, we talked about the Milo situation, I’d never seen the George Takei clip.” For me, an important point I want to make is – is just because Milo did this, and he supports Trump, that doesn’t mean all Trump supporters support that or want to do that. Just because outspoken anti-Trump people like Lena Dunham and George Takei may have done some other things, that doesn’t mean all liberals are like that. When you look at the situation of the Milos and the Lena Dunhams, people that have their same beliefs regarding politics there’s in-fighting there: people that do support Milo, people that don’t – people that do support Lena, people that don’t. We’re talking about individuals, and everyone’s making it about generalities. Just because one person did something, it doesn’t excuse what someone else. You can point out some people’s hypocrisy, you can point out that other people have done wrong, but that doesn’t take away from what the person that you support did. If I murdered someone and then people were like “yeah, but everyone’s making a big deal about this, but no one’s making a big deal about this dude who killed someone!” You wouldn’t make me any less responsible for my actions, but if we are going to make comparisons, I believe, just like Lena Dunham, Milo is going to continue having a career. There are going to be people that support them both, people that think that their words are being skewed and taken out of context, and there are going to people that hate them, but specifically with the Milo situation, I’m very interested see what happens because, even with a specific book deal going away, other outlets shunning him, I look at his pages, and he just continues to grow. I’ll have to double-check the numbers, but before the Berkeley incident, he had around 1.3 million fans on Facebook. He’s just about to pass 1.9 million. It really does feel like we live in a time where if there is controversy around your words, that’s just – it’s the best thing in the world for you. All the big guys go after you, you get put on the national, and sometimes international, page, and you just grow. I feel like I should make a video that – where I come out, and I’m like I’m pro- punching other people’s children. The leftist globalist mainstream media tries to suppress it, but there is a good reason people want to punch other people’s children. Boom! 400,000 new subscribers. I actually shouldn’t even joke about that. There have been so many instances recently where they have taken people and put their stuff where they were like “the mainstream media’s gonna talk about me like this”. Then, they literally do that. [sighs] Weird, trying, exhausting, exciting, but exhausting times. And from that, I want to share some stuff I love today in Today In Awesome, brought to you by the DeFranco 2024 shirt, a shirt that says “Hey, in less than eight years, I am willing to throw away my vote on Philip DeFranco”. Unless, over the years people keep sharing my videos and I become 10 times more popular, and then I’m a legitimate candidate, in which case you’re just getting a seven-year head-start. So, if you want to snag those shirts and join the DeFranco 2024 fam, you have a few days to grab those in the links down below. And the first bit of Awesome is for any dog-lover out there. We put out a brand new bonus video featuring Boogie – not that Boogie, but this Boogie. It’s just something if you want to insert a little happiness into your day. Then, we had Rick and Morty trolling the internet. If you haven’t seen the video yet, I’m not going to say what the troll is, but I recommend. if you’re a fan of the series, watch it. Then, we got a new trailer for Breath of the Wild, but I’m not going to feature any of it in this video because there are a lot of people that are shouting “spoilers! Why are you spoiling it for me?!” But, if you don’t mind one thing being spoiled for you in the game, if it’s more about the gameplay for you, I’ll link to that. Then, Vox put out a fantastic video on Planet Earth. They talk about and explain the technology behind Planet Earth and Planet Earth 2, and it’s fascinating to me, so if you’re a nerd like that, I highly recommend it. Finally, I’ve got to give a shout-out to the Humble Bundle. They made a bundle of 47 games and books. They sold it for a minimum of thirty dollars. I say minimum because when you buy you could give more money because the money goes to charity, and they just announced that their most recent bundle has raised over 6.4 million dollars, and that money is going to the ACLU, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee. So just wanted to give everyone involved there, the people that put it together, the developers for offering their product, the people that donated what they had to or what they could. It’s very awesome to see. And if you want to see the full versions of everything I just shared the Secret Link of the Day, anything at all, links as always are in the description down below. Then let’s talk about drone news. Automation and drones have been a hot topic right now. We have the Amazon delivery drones, news that drones are going to deliver your pizza, and recently UPS want to show their new drone service off. And so, they got a bunch of reporters and you see the iconic brown delivery truck the top pulls back and they reveal the Opticopter that will reportedly deliver packages that are 10 pounds or less. When the drone’s docked, it’s charging. The driver can put packages that are 10 pounds or less on the drone. The drone, by the way, the name, I guess they were just in a meeting there like what says grace, timeliness? Horsefly. The annoying fly that not only bites horses, but humans. Unfortunately, the story isn’t that the future is here! The story is that live demos can be a hilarious thing because they – they tried to show the [laughs] the Horsefly flying and – and it tipped over, spinning into the UPS truck, and then a second time, it almost got crushed by the UPS truck. And in response to those glitches, they said “we’ve never seen it before”. So, yeah, the future’s not here right now, but maybe one day it will be. And then let’s talk about international news regarding the hijab. For those that aren’t aware it is a veil traditionally worn by Muslim women. Well, two stories have popped up, the first being around or for Dorsa Derakhshani. She’s an eighteen-year-old grandmaster. She was on the Iranian national chess team, and she has now been kicked off/ This, because last month at a chess festival, she wore a headband instead of a hijab. Also, fun fact, Dorsa’s younger brother, Borna, is 15 years old. He was kicked off the national chess team for what transpired at that event as well, but it wasn’t because he wasn’t wearing a hijab, for some reason. He’s a man. he plays by different set of rules. No, Borna’s crime was he played against an Israeli opponent. And if you don’t know, officially, Iran doesn’t recognize Israel as a state. It’s a big no-no there. The head of the Iranian Chess Federation said “Unfortunately what shouldn’t have happened has happened. Our national interests have priority over everything. As a first step, these two will be denied entry to all tournaments taking place in Iran, and, in the name of Iran, they will no longer be allowed the opportunity to be present on the national team.” And the other story is Marine Le Pen, the far-right National Front presidential candidate in France, reportedly cancel the meeting today with Lebanon’s grand mufti, their top cleric for Sunni Muslims because she did not want to wear hijab. She refused, and that was reportedly a requirement for the meeting. Before moving on, there have been more and more people asked me to talk about Le Pen recently, and I have to say I need to research her. If I give my full opinion now, it’ll be based off of two articles, which is nowhere near how much research i would need to do. So, I’ll be talking about her here in the bubble that is just this story. But main point, the news came out around this. Some – some cheered her on, saying that, you know, this is what feminism looks like, other people saying that it’s intolerant. And I have to say, personally, I support her move here. Some people have described the requirement of a foreign women wearing hijab in a Muslim country as just “you’re over at someone’s house. It’s a ‘no shoes’ house, gotta take your shoes off at the door. It’s kind of like that”. And to that, I would argue, no, it’s not. It’s like if you came over to a house, and the person that owned the house was like “by the way, we have a policy: all black people have to wear gloves. I’m not saying black people are dirty or they’re lesser. It’s just a rule that’s just about black people. It’s just about modesty.” And there are going to be people that say “well, there’s a difference between being a woman and being a black person.” Yeah, I mean, there’s gender and race, but they are both things that someone was born, they didn’t pick, and it doesn’t make them lesser. But, the way I view it they are being treated as a lesser, non-person. People talk about showing respect to other cultures that are different than yours, but it’s hard for me to go “yeah, that sounds good” to something that I find suppresses women. And a big thing I want to point out is I am against forcing someone to wear hijab or banning them if you want to wear one. Both my eyes are oppression. You know, I try to stay away from the label of feminist because there’s a lot of toxic feminism out there rather than just classical feminism, which is just equality. Obviously, there are differences between the sexes. A majority of the time, Men are larger, and they’re stronger. Women can give birth to humans, but as far as how we treat one another, equals. If you’re an asshole, I’m gonna treat you like an asshole if you’re a good person, I’m gonna treat you like a good person. Your race, your gender, that’s not gonna play into it for me. And so, I say good for Le Pen and any other woman that doesn’t want to wear it, not wearing it. The punishment that Dorsa’s receiving because she didn’t wear a headscarf, I say fuck the people that are enforcing that. And sometimes when I comment on things like this, people go really, Phil? You’re saying fuck Iran, fuck Muslims? No. When you look at the world it’s not all or nothing. When I say “fuck the people enforcing these rules” I’m talking about the people in power who are hurting others for idiotic reasons, so I’m including them, and there are – there are a lot of people that are very conservative in their beliefs, and all women have to wear this, they need to be subservient, blah blah blah. Not a fan of that, but in those countries are also people that – that are more open-minded. When you’re talking about pretty much any place in the world, it’s stupid to say all of the people in this place are like this. Right? Look at America. There are a lot of conservatives. There are a lot of liberals. There are a bunch of people in between. While other countries may have an official stance, there’s still going to be a split in the population. There are gonna be a lot of conservatives but also liberals. Now, the split might not be anywhere near the same as the United States, but there’s a mishmash. When I say things like “fuck North Korea”, I’m not saying fuck all the people of North Korea, I’m talking about the government; horrible controlling body, not the everyday people that are just trying to survive. And that’s where I’m gonna leave that story. I’d love to know your thoughts here. Do you think “no, it is – it is the culture, it needs to be preserved, and it’s their rules,” or “no, why should we respect the customs where we treat women as the lesser.” Once again, that’s my opinion. I’ve heard people say “no, we do that because women are so special, and they – they need modesty.” But to me, the end result is still suppression. And that’s actually where I’m gonna end today’s show. And remember if you liked this video, you like what I try and do on this channel, hit that like button. If you’re new here, hit that subscribe button. 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