‘Waleed Aly and Karl Stefanovic are too scared to interview me’: Right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos accuses the Australian media’s biggest names of being petrified of ‘gay guy with different opinions’

Milo Yiannopoulos claims TV presenters are ‘too cowardly’ to interview him. He says string of country’s most popular TV programs have cancelled interviews. Yiannopoulos specifically named Waleed Aly, Karl Stefanovic and Jessica Rowe. He said Ten’s The Project and Studio Ten – as well as Nine’s Today – all cancelled. Yiannopoulos: ‘Australia’s media is running scared of a harmless homosexual’. Nine and Channel 10 have been contacted for comment.

Milo Yiannopoulos has slammed some of Australia’s highest-paid journalists and says they are ‘too cowardly’ to interview a ‘gay guy with different opinions’.

The right-wing firebrand claims a string of the country’s most popular television programs have cancelled interviews ahead of his Australian tour.

‘Waleed Aly, Karl Stefanovic and Jessica Rowe are too scared to interview me. That’s the only conclusion I can draw,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Monday.

‘These are some of the highest-paid, highest-profile and supposedly brave journalists in the country.

‘But they’re frightened of debating a gay guy with opinions that differ from theirs – in their own studios, on their own home turf. What’s going on?’

He said Channel Ten’s The Project organised to interview him via satellite before the program told him they would prefer to have him in the studio when he arrived in Australia.

After Yiannopoulos agreed to both interviews, he said the producers told him they were ‘too busy this week’ and cancelled.

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