In recent years, the rise of social media has given exposure to individuals who normally wouldn't be given a chance to speak out in the past. On the right of the political spectrum, no name has taken advantage of this phenomenon like British journalist milo yiannopoulos.

Milo on Maher

Over the last two years, Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos has made a name for himself across various social media platforms, as well as traveling to college campuses as part of his "Dangerous Fa**ot" tour." Yiannopoulos is a strong supporter of Donald Trump, who he refers to as 'daddy," and often speaks out against the far left, who he accuses of trying to criminalize free speech under the guise of progressivism.

Often controversial, Yiannopoulos was banned from Twitter just last year after making offensive comments about female African-American actress Leslie Jones. Many of Yiannopoulos' followers followed in his footsteps by making racially charges comments about Jones, which led to a major backlash and his eventual ban from the social media platform. Despite push back, comedian Bill Maher booked the right-wing star and the two clashed during the February 17 edition of "Real Time with Bill Maher."

Joining host Bill Maher for a one-on-one interview on Friday night was Milo Yiannopoulos. Maher quickly broke the ice and said the Breitbart editor "looked like Bruno," from the Sacha Baron Cohen film. While the two agreed that the far-left need to stop "taking the bait" from the far right, Maher did say that Milo was "colossally wrong" on many issues.

The two went back and forth, with the "Real Time" host hitting back at the hypocrisy for Milo to attack liberals for being sensitive, while supporting Donald Trump.

UC Berkeley

As Milo Yiannopoulos continues to draw attention to himself, his name was instantly vaulted into the spotlight last month when his speech at UC Berkeley was canceled after left-leaning protesters started to riot, violently attack supporters of Yiannopoulos, as well as law enforcement.

In total, the rioters caused nearly $100,000 in damage to the school, while the editor of Breitbart News became a household name and saw his pre-order book sales skyrocket.

Political backlash

Just days before Friday's "Real Time with Bill Maher," journalist from The Intercept, Jeremy Scahill, cancelled his appearance as a panel guest due to Milo Yiannopoulos being invited on the show.

Scahill accused the Breitbart News editor of spreading hate, and he didn't want to help be a part of the promotion. Maher hit back at Scahill, and defended inviting Yiannopoulos to the show as part of his strong stance on defending the First Amendment, free speech, and the freedom of expression.