Controversial journalist to speak at UWM

MILWAUKEE -- Milo Yiannopoulos, a controversial British journalist and speaker, is coming to speak on University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's campus later this month, and it has students feeling unsafe.
 
"I will continue to be as offensive as possible," Yiannopoulos said in an interview with CNN earlier this year.
 
He's being brought to the campus by the student organization Turning Point USA.
 
However, students Cecilia Ponce and Happy Musonda said they don't want him on campus. They said Yiannopoulos spreads messages of hate and danger.
 
"It makes me very sad for this community, the students here," Ponce said.
 
A few months ago, Yiannopoulos was permanently banned from Twitter after the company said he engaged and targeted the abuse and harassment of others when he got into a spat with actress Leslie Jones.
 
"I was shocked, I feel like there is a fine line between freedom of speech that deals with hate against humans, that's not acceptable," Musonda said.
 
That's why students have been reaching out to university to stop him from coming on campus. 
TODAY'S TMJ4 reached out to the university and Chancellor Mark Mone sent us a statement saying:
 
"While I understand that people may object to the content of Yiannopoulos's speech, the University, as a public entity, is limited in its ability to regulate the content of such events and must apply the same policies to them regardless of any person or group's objection to messages with which they disagree. That being said, UWM does not endorse the speaker’s views. Additionally, no tuition or segregated fee funds are being used to support the event."
 
TODAY'S TMJ4 also reached out to Turning Point USA and President Abrianna Koenig sent us a statement saying:
 
"At this time we are aware of the groups forming to cancel the event. However these groups have not affected our process of moving forward with this event. Turning Point USA is a nonpartisan group. It is our job as an organization to educate the public on a variety of topics and viewpoints, as we will be bringing a variety of speakers to campus."
 
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