One day after a conservative blog publicized a video in which Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopolous was filmed discussing the benefits of older men sexually guiding young boys, the fallout continues to steepen.
After the Conservative Political Action Conference disinvited Yiannopolous from his scheduled appearance, “at least a half dozen” Breitbart employees have threatened to leave their posts if Yiannopolous is not 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,” a senior editor told The Washingtonian.
Not only have Yiannopolous’ colleagues pivoted away from the controversial speaker, but so have his publishers.
After signing a book deal with Simon & Schuster in December, Yiannopolous’ book titled “Dangerous” has been scrapped.
— (((Adam Rothberg))) (@AdamRothberg) February 20, 2017
Yiannopolous confirmed the publisher’s decision on Facebook earlier this evening.
In an attempt to reframe the contents of the video, Yiannopoulos wrote the following on his Facebook page:
“I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse minors. I am horrified by pedophilia and I have devoted large portions of my career as a journalist to exposing child abusers. I’ve outed three of them, in fact — three more than most of my critics.”
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