Milo Yiannopoulos is getting even more media exposure.
HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher has booked the controversial hard-right figure as a guest on this Friday's episode. Maher has recently lobbied to have Yiannopoulos on his show, in a move that may alienate the host's progressive viewers.
Maher also booked Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of the news website The Intercept, as a guest on the February 17 program. Scahill, in a statement later on Wednesday, canceled his appearance in light of Yiannopoulos' booking.
"Yiannopoulos is many bridges too far. He has ample venues to spew his hateful diatribes. There is no value in 'debating' him," Scahill, who has appeared multiple times on the HBO show, wrote.
He added: "Appearing on Real Time will provide Yiannopoulos with a large, important platform to openly advocate for his racist, anti-immigrant campaign."
Yiannopoulos recently nabbed a book deal with Simon & Schuster imprint Threshold Editions. He has been on a speaking tour of college campuses, bringing a wave of protests to each stop, notably at U.C. Berkeley, where his appearance was canceled.
The protests, of course, beget more headlines for Yiannopoulos, who then fans the flames by appearing on Fox News to talk about being silenced.
Yiannopoulos has said that he does not consider himself alt-right, despite being deemed a face of the movement that embraces "implicit or explicit racism or white supremacy," as the Anti-Defamation League labeled it.
Yiannopoulos, also a well-known Twitter troll, was banned by the social network in 2016 for harassment of Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones.