The conservative media personality, Milo Yiannopoulos has been under fire following comments that he made condoning sex with minors. Following the controversial incident, Milo has resigned from Breitbart News even though the platform has helped him boost his popularity on the far right.
Milo has said that he would be wrong if he allowed his poor choice of words to detract from his colleagues important reporting and as a result he’s decided to resign from Breitbart, adding that the decision was his alone. He’s scheduled to hold a press conference at 3p.m. ET.
An announcement from the Conservative Political Action Conference pointed out that he would be the keynote speaker at the upcoming conference. However, there was a backlash against the invite which was fueled by a video that resurfaced on a conservative blog in which Milo appears to defend pedophilia.
Milo was then disinvited by the American Conservative Union as they called for him to answer the tough questions and address the disturbing comments. The 2016-episode podcast titled ‘’The Drunken Peasants,” revolves around Milo’s discussion of the experience he had with sexual assault as a teenager. He argues that relationships between younger boys and older men could be beneficial.
Unfortunately, Simon & Schuster’s Adam Rothberg made an announcement that the company and its Threshold Editions division would be canceling its publications of Yiannopoulos’ book, ‘’Dangerous.’’ Which was due for release on the 13th of June.
Responding to the controversy, Yiannopoulos claimed that the footage was deceptively edited, adding that he was horrified by the allegations that he was an advocate for pedophilia. Milo wrote in a Facebook post that if it somehow comes across that he meant any of the ugly things alleged, he’d like to set the record straight by emphasizing that he’s completely disgusted by the abuse of children.
Milo recently appeared on HBO’s Real Time Bill Maher, where he criticized Sarah Silverman, Lena Dunham, and Amy Schumer, and they discussed his issues with actress Leslie Jones. Outrageous insults and comments that have been labelled as sexist and racist, Milo’s appearances triggered protests on college campus while demonstration turned violent at the University of California at Berkeley and forced the event to be cancelled. However, the furor has only added to the persona that Yiannopoulos was trying to create as a defender of free speech against political correctness.