The College Republicans at Cal State Fullerton are hoping to bring controversial alt-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos to campus.
Yiannopoulos, a former editor for the conservative Breitbart News online news site, is known for shocking commentary and using slurs against women and transgender individuals. He is also openly gay.
While the deal with CSUF isn’t set in stone, it’s getting pretty close, according to the club’s president emeritus.
There are some students who are showing support for Yiannopoulos’s appearance.
conservative students have a right to representation. We want Milo!
— CSUF SQE (@csufsqe) August 29, 2017
Best day ever if Milo comes to CSUF #MAGA
— Bryce (@bryceingalls22) August 29, 2017
Great idea to consider “all” viewpoints, then pass judgment. Nice work, Tusks Up!
Milo Yiannopoulos to CSUF
— John Sacco (@lovehomeruns) August 29, 2017
While others, including the Fullerton Students for Quality Education group that created a petition, strongly oppose him speaking on campus.
If you haven’t signed our petition to stop Milo Yiannopoulos from coming to CSUF, please sign now and SHARE IT! https://t.co/JdZ0iYexge
— Fullerton SQE (@CSUF_SQE) August 20, 2017
The petition has gathered more than 3,500 signatures since it was posted.
Other students also shared their aversion for the planned event.
— Adam Castro (@Amcastro16) August 29, 2017
CSUF is really trying to bring neo Nazi Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on their campus smh so stupid ♀️
— HYPEBAE (@ercvsprrr) August 21, 2017
Keep Milo out of our college campus communities. Show our administration and yours that hate speech will NOT be accepted or tolerated. pic.twitter.com/33YHyK5Vbt
— Fullerton SQE (@CSUF_SQE) August 22, 2017
@csuf should be ashamed giving racist…