Milo Yannopoulos, the disgraced ex-Breitbart editor who, before his controversial statements on pedophilia forced him to resign, was a major voice in the alt-right’s leading publication, is dragging Ellen DeGeneres into the growing list of conspiracy theories surrounding the Las Vegas shooting that left 59 people dead on Oct. 1.
In an appearance on an Australian television show to promote his new media venture, Yiannopoulos spent most of his time advancing his theory on the Las Vegas shooting. He said there was an “extraordinary lack of curiosity in the media” about the shooting because the perpetrator was a white man.
“As soon as he was a white guy,” Yiannopoulos said of shooter Stephen Paddock, “suddenly we knew the narrative. Suddenly, it was a gun control thing.”
Yiannopoulos criticized the media for failing to ask questions about Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos, intimating he was either directly involved in the shooting or at least dishonest about what he saw.
Campos was on the 32nd floor of the hotel for a separate incident on the night of the shooting when he went to investigate strange noises coming from Paddock’s room. Paddock fired through the door, injuring Campos, but also alerting police to his location.
Campos didn’t make any media appearances in the days following the shooting and even canceled several interviews, leading to conspiracy theories (even by Ann Coulter) as to his involvement, which have all since been debunked.
When Campos finally did give an interview, it was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. During the appearance, Yiannopoulous said, the guard was “sweating and panting like he’d been briefed to say certain things and not to say others.”
“Ellen, of course, has a relationship with the hotel chain,” Yiannopolous added, referring to a connection between DeGeneres’ production company and MGM, which owns Mandalay Bay.
On the evergrowing list of crazy conspiracy theories surrounding the Las Vegas shooting, Yiannopoulos’ is up there, but it definitely doesn’t take the cake — one theory claims the shooting was an Illuminati “blood sacrifice” ritual, another says it was a “coordinated Muslim terror attack.”