- Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes is “laying off all its staff” at his media company Censored.TV, according to Milo Yiannopoulos.
- It’s unclear whether the site will keep trying to produce content without paid staff. Milo was whining that he was paid late for the last 11 of 12 months.
- Yiannopoulos wrote on Telegram on Wednesday, “This week, I was told there’s no longer enough money for my producer, despite the thousands of subscribers I’ve brought into the network.”
Zachary Petrizzo from Rawstory writes:
“The right-wing media company Censored.TV, launched by Proud Boys founder (and VICE Media co-founder) Gavin McInnes in 2019, is “laying off all its staff,” according to one of its hosts, onetime alt-right superstar Milo Yiannopoulos. For the moment, however, the site remains live. Censored.TV website hosts content posted by various conservative personalities behind a paywall, accessible to subscribers who pay $10 a month.
It remains unclear whether the site will keep trying to produce content without paid staff or will close down. “Sad news! You may have heard the rumors that Censored.TV is laying off all its staff,” Yiannopoulos wrote on Telegram on Wednesday morning. “This week, I was told there’s no longer enough money for my producer, despite the thousands of subscribers I’ve brought into the network. I love Gavin and will always be grateful to him for hosting my show when no one else would. In the meantime, I am entirely without any regular source of income. …They paid me late 11 months out of the last 12, so I suppose I should have seen it coming.”
Yiannopoulos didn’t return Salon’s request for comment.
McInnes’ entire site will reportedly no longer have any production or editorial staff, which would seem to make producing new content problematic. “I am told the whole editorial team is gone, and the shows are all getting stripped back to bare bones.”
Yiannopoulos, who now identifies as “ex-gay,” added. “Gavin has fought tooth and nail to keep the company alive, and I wish him well and pray for his continued success…”
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