Alt-right Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos lost his $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster and the respect of conservatives (finally) after a shocking video in which he condones sex with underage boys was leaked. His gross comments may mark the beginning of the downfall of Milo.
UPDATE: Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from his position at Breitbart News, saying in a statement: “I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately.”
The far right largely had no problem with explosive Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, 33, through his rise to fame, despite his racist, sexist, xenophobic, and transphobic views. His often-outrageous statements were condoned by the party on the grounds of protecting his free speech; they criticized the left of being hypocritical for trying to censor him and boycott his appearances despite what he spouted.
But condoning pedophilia? Now Milo went to far. Controversial enough to garner a $250,000 book deal, Milo lost that opportunity and so much more. The golden boy is losing his shine. Publisher Simon & Schuster confirmed on February 20 on Twitter that they’d be canceling his book deal. Ouch. Unfortunately, Milo was recently banned from Twitter, so he never got to rage at the tweet or send his supporters after Simon & Schuster like he did to Leslie Jones.
— (((Adam Rothberg))) (@AdamRothberg) February 20, 2017
Conservative news site The Reagan Battalion tweeted videos on February 19 in which Milo seems to condone both statutory rape and pedophilia in a radio interview. There were references to sex between men and boys as young as 13 years-old, and jokes about priests molesting boys.
“In the homosexual world, particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men — the sort of ‘coming of age’ relationship — those relationships in which those older men help those young boys discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable, sort of rock, where they can’t speak to their parents,” Milo said. A voice off camera (the interviewer?) is taken aback, asking Milo, “It sounds like molestation to me. It sounds like Catholic priest molestation to me.”
Milo jokes, “But you know what? I’m grateful for Father Michael. I wouldn’t give nearly such good head if it wasn’t for him.” Disgusting. Along with losing his book deal, the American Conservative Union immediately banned him from speaking at their annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an already controversial decision. Even his Breitbart colleagues are questioning their ties to him. Several staffers are allegedly threatening to quit the site unless Milo steps down or is fired.
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