Jessica Rowe vs Milo Yiannopoulos was the worst interview of 2017
Studio 10 got what they bargained for when they invited Milo Yiannopoulos on the show on Monday.
Yiannopoulos is an increasingly infamous alt-right figure and self-described internet supervillain who has basically made a career out of being a troll.
He is frequently referred to as the poster boy of the far-right and often finds himself in the middle of controversy, outrage and protest sparked by his intentionally divisive comments.
The interview was introduced by co-host Sarah Harris as an opportunity to dig beneath the controversy and find out who he is and what he stands for, but it was always going to get fiery.
Denise Drysdale was quick to have a cheeky dig at Yiannopoulos, but things got really interesting when Jessica Rowe got involved.
To get an idea of Yiannopoulos’ style and fanbase, a recording of the interview was uploaded to his channel with the title, ‘MILO Slays Half-Bald Australian Feminist’.
Joe Hildebrand did his best to calm both interviewer and interviewee by taking control, but the tension in the air remained palpable.
It comes after a similar trainwreck interview on Seven’s Sunrise, in which Yiannopoulos got in a feisty war of words with hosts David Koch and Monique Wright.