Yep, Milo Yiannopoulos is at it again: This time, the ultra-conservative gay political pundit has been banned from Australia after making offensive comments on this week's devastating terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand.
The minister's revocation comes just a week after he approved Yiannopoulos' visa to enter Australia, despite concerns Yiannopoulos wouldn't pass the country's "character test".
"Mr Yiannopoulos' comments on social media regarding the Christchurch terror attack are appalling and foment hatred and division", he said.
"It was an act of pure evil", he said.
Soon after terrorist Brendon Terrant had killed 49 people by entering a mosque in Christchurch, Yiannopoulos had said that attacks happened because 'the establishment panders to and mollycoddles extremist Leftism and barbaric, alien religious cultures'.
Australia Bans Ex-Breitbart Writer Milo Yiannopoulos After Mosque Attack Hate Dig
Yiannopoulos, who's British but was once a rising star in the American alt-right movement, left Breitbart two years ago after he posted comments that appeared to support pedophilia. His hate speeches had led to Twitter banning him from its platform in 2016.
Reacting to the Australian government's decision, the controversial speaker said, "I explicitly denounced violence". There was already enough evidence to ban him which is why the department had already recommended he be banned.
Earlier this month, he was granted permission to visit Australia for a speaking tour that would take place before an election in May, the Australian Associated Press reported.
The speaking tour had previously been given the green light despite Mr Yiannopoulos owing Victoria Police $50,000 to cover policing at a Melbourne event in December, 2017, during which up to 500 left-wing protesters clashed with about 50 right-wing activists.