Journalist Refuses To Appear With Milo Yiannopoulos On HBO Show

"He is many bridges too far"

The potential presence of 'alt-right' poster boy Milo Yiannopoulos on a HBO talk show has caused one journalist to pull out of appearing, stating that the professional agitator's views and politics are "many bridges too far."

In a statement on Twitter, Jeremy Scahill explained how - despite appearing on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher numerous times and disagreeing with Maher on many subjects - Yiannopoulos appearing as "lead guest" was too much.

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An editor at Breitbart News, Yiannopoulos is currently putting the finishing touches to his memoirs Dangerous, for which he was given a £200,000 advance.

Earlier this month, a planned appearance by Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley, was canceled when protests against his speech turned violent and led to rioting, causing tens of thousands of pounds in damages.

In a Facebook video posted after the speech's cancellation, Yiannopoulos said that the "hard left" was to blame, having "become so utterly antithetical to free speech in the last few years."

"They simply will not allow any speaker on campus, even somebody as silly and harmless and gay as me, to have their voice heard," he added.