The scandal surrounding Milo Yiannopoulos simply will not end.
After shocking clips surfaced showing Yiannopoulos flippantly discussing the sexual abuse of children, CPAC chose to disinvite the conservative icon from the massive annual event this weekend.
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Well, it seems the drama isn’t stopping there. Reportedly, Breitbart News employees are threatening to quit unless he is ousted from his post as an editor. Ironically, Yiannopoulos has made a career out of making people upset — notably his speech turned riots at UC Berkeley.
“The fact of the matter is that there’s been so many things that have been objectionable about Milo over the last couple of years, quite frankly,” said Alex Marlow, a senior editor at Breitbart news. “This is something far more sinister.”
Marlow went on to say on air during Breitbart’s daily radio program:
“It was something that was a total surprise to people in the Breitbart organization that there is video that surfaced that appeared to show him justifying sex between an adult and a minor, at least in certain circumstances which was very troubling and upsetting. He seemed to be speaking from personal experience as a gay man; he also revealed he’s a victim of child abuse himself. He himself told me he’s never had inappropriate contact with a minor since he was an adult. … it’s all very upsetting and something we take very seriously at Breitbart. We’ve been going through things and trying to figure out the best way to handle this, but the bottom line is the comments on the video are not defensible, and I think most people [agree] with that.”
Yiannopoulos plans to hold a news conference in New York City later this week to discuss his future with Breitbart News. Following the controversy, Milo has additionally lost a book deal with Simon & Schuster.
Yiannopoulos has since responded via Facebook:
A note for idiots (UPDATED): I do not support pedophilia. Period. It is a vile and disgusting crime, perhaps the very…
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