Breitbart's controversial editor Milo Yiannopoulos has enjoyed a very bad day. The controversial provocateur was trying to clarify past comments on relationships between 13-year-old boys and older men after a conservative site Reagan Battalion posted a collection of edited video clips that blew up in the pretty boy's face.
The website took this action not only posting but tweeting the video clips Sunday in which Yiannopoulos discusses Jews, sexual consent, statutory rape, child abuse and homosexuality. The action is generally believed to be in response to the alt-right hero becoming a keynote speaker at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
CPAC Revokes Speaking Engagement
With the release of the tapes, Milo's speaking engagement invite was revoked. Posted by Politico:
“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,” said Matt Schlapp, chairman of the group which sponsors CPAC, in a statement Monday afternoon. The group called Yiannopoulos to “further address these disturbing comments,” but defended its original decision to invite him as a nod to “the free speech issue on college campuses.”
Although numerous campus events on Milo's tour were protested peacefully and without incident, his planned appearance at the University of California Berkeley was canceled two-hours before start time when "150 masked agitators" appeared on campus and caused over $100,000 in damage. The administration felt it could not guarantee public safety.
There is no debate that America's universities are becoming places where alternative views are not heard. Yes, Milo is an extreme case. But people like former Secretary of State Condi Rice are prevented from speaking on campus.
Mr. Yiannopoulos blamed "sloppy editing" and a "usual blend of British sarcasm, provocation and gallows humour" for misrepresenting his views on paedophilia. In a Podcast, Yiannopoulos questioned age-of-consent laws and suggested that minors as young as 13 were "sexually mature" enough for relations with adults.
"Pedophilia is not a sexual attraction to somebody 13 years old, who is sexually mature," he said. "Pedophilia is attraction to children who have not reached puberty. Pedophilia is attraction to people who don’t have functioning sex organs yet who have not gone through puberty."
"I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse minors," the 32-year-old wrote Monday on Facebook.
Milo is a big fan of President Trump, who he calls "daddy".
In December 2016 Yiannopoulos announced a significant advance of $250,000 from book publisher Simon & Schuster to publish his book 'Dangerous', an event that drove progressives crazy. The title rose to the top spot on Amazon, based solely on pre-orders.
Shortly after the announcement came from CPAC Monday, Simon & Schuster announced that it cancelled Milo Yiannopoulos's book deal. The statement from the publisher was short.
“After careful consideration, Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint have cancelled publication of ‘Dangerous’ by Milo Yiannopoulos.”
Threshold publishes several other conservative authors including Glen Beck, an upcoming biography of New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and Oliver North spy novels. Over 100 other Simon & Schuster authors had signed a complaint about publishing "Dangerous".
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Troll King In-Chief
Yiannopoulos was banned from Twitter in July 2016 after stirring up major hate and online harassment of Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones.
Many groups have felt the sting of Milo Yiannopoulos' words. He has been widely criticized for comments made about transgender people, Muslims, Black Lives Matter activists, gay people -- even though he is openly gay -- and feminists.
Milo hates feminists, writing Breitbart columns with titles like "Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy" or "Would You Rather Your Child Had Feminism or Cancer?"
When presidential candidate Hillary Clinton read those headlines out disdainfully at one of her rallies last year, he considered it a win, writes BBC News.
"Little did I realise when I coined the #FeminismIsCancer hashtag that it would end up in the mouth of the Democratic nominee for President," he wrote on Breitbart.com.
Until today, Milo's bad boy, trolling behavior had paid off. He treated his life like Gamergate, where he rose to prominence trying to run females out of the gaming industry.
Will The Golden Boy Have A Breitbart News Job In the Morning?
The Washingtonian wrote late Monday afternoon, backed up by Fox News and now the Washington Post, that "at least a half-dozen" employees are prepared to leave the company if Milo Yiannopoulos is not promptly fired.
“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. This is something far more sinister,” the senior editor says. “If the company isn’t willing to act, there are at least half a dozen people who are willing to walk out over it.”
“Talking abut young boys and somehow seeking to ameliorate concerns over young boys’ relationships with older men…I’m pretty sure everyone in the company would vomit upon hearing these words,” the source continues. “What right-thinking person doesn’t feel sick to their stomach when hearing something like that?”