Update: 2/21/17: Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart Tuesday afternoon. He said it would be wrong for his words to reflect on his colleagues.
Update: A second apology posted on Facebook by Milo Monday afternoon has been included at the end along with inside information from Charlie Gasparino who says his job at Breitbart is in danger. His book contract was also cancelled Monday. More on that at the end. Milo will hold a press conference in New York City Tuesday morning.
Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was disinvited as an official speaker at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after being asked to clarify that he does not support pedophilia following comments in a recently-unearthed interview.
“Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference,” ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said in a statement Monday.
CPAC organizers had announced Saturday that Mr. Yiannopoulos, a Breitbart editor, would be speaking at the conference.
But Sunday, The Reagan Battalion posted clips of Mr. Yiannopoulos talking about relationships between underage children and adults.
Yiannopoulos recalled his own sexual abuse as a teen and did not appear to outright condemn similar relationships between children and men on a 2016 episode of “The Drunken Peasants” podcast.
Young boys, he said flippantly, “discover who they are” through such relationships, later implying that those relationships can be sexual in nature, and can “give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable rock where they can’t speak to their parents.”
A host with the popular podcast fired back at Yiannopoulos and said, “Sounds like Catholic priest molestation to me.” “I’m grateful for Father Michael,” Yiannopoulos replied. “I wouldn’t give nearly such good h*d if it wasn’t for him.”
As the clips emerged Sunday night, Yiannopoulos drafted a lengthy Facebook post blaming his own “sloppy phrasing” and slamming the clips as a mere attempt to “discredit” him before “establishment Republicans.”
He added a second video Monday afternoon. In it he said one of the films was deceptively edited. Later in the day on Monday, he removed the video apology.
The apologies aren’t helping. Charlie Gasparino said Milo’s job is in danger. Inside Breitbart, despite being well-liked by editors, some senior people are saying Milo’s statements are a bridge too far.
Gasparino said Milo likes to be provocative and push the envelope. He pushed this one too far.
Simon & Schuster is canceling the publication of ‘Dangerous’ by Milo Yiannopoulos “After careful consideration.” Full story coming soon.
— Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) February 20, 2017
Milo has spoken out against pedophilia.
Here are some more tweets from Milo where he expounds on his views regarding HOW VILE PEDOPHILES ARE.
THE MSM WILL NOT SHOW YOU THESE. pic.twitter.com/Y3jJctTcbM
— Brett Mac (@TweetBrettMac) February 21, 2017
Be forewarned, the tape everyone is talking about is offensive for most people. Judge for yourself.