Chairman of the American Conservative Union, Matt Schlapp, released a statement Monday rescinding their invitation for controversial activist Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at their Conservative Action Political Conference (CPAC) this week.

Matt Schlapp released the following statement via Twitter:

“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. We continue to believe that CPAC is a constructive forum for controversies and disagreements among conservatives, however there is no disagreement among attendees on the evils of sexual abuse of children.”

Also via Twitter, CNN correspondent Ryan Lizza stated that Milo Yiannopoulos was unaware of the decision by the ACU and that he still plans to attend CPAC in Washington D.C.

The pro-pedophilia comments the surfaced in the past twenty-four hours caused major outrage among conservatives and liberals alike especially on social media.

If you haven’t been following the news of Milo Yiannopoulos’ outrageous pro-pedophilia comments, here’s what happened:

Following the announcement by the American Conservative Union that Milo Yiannopoulos would be speaking at their CPAC event at the end of February, a video surfaced containing audio with Yiannopoulos defending sexual abuse of children by gay men.

Milo Yiannopoulos defended himself in the following statement:

“In the homosexual world, particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men — the sort of ‘coming of age’ relationships — the relationships in which those older men help those young boys to discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable sort of rock.”

Watch the video of his comments below:

What do you think about Milo’s comments? Was CPAC justified in canceling his speech? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!

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