Right-wing commentator, Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from his editor job at Breitbart following the fall out from child abuse comments.
Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from his editor job at Breitbart, just hours after book publisher, Simon and Schuster announced that they were cancelling his book, Dangerous.
In a statement to the press, Milo said,
“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. This decision is mine alone.
“To repeat: I do not support child abuse,
“I am sorry to other abuse victims who may have interpreted my statements as flippant.”
There was outrage online after Milo talked about sex between “younger boys” and older men, which he made during an online live stream interview. The interview was edited and distributed on Twitter and YouTube.
According to The Guardian Milo said the age of consent was “not this black and white thing” and that relationships “between younger boys and older men … can be hugely positive experiences”.
In another video, which is available to see on YouTube, Milo said that at the age of 14 he was the predator and “aggressively seeking out sexual company of adults” to have “power” over them.
Milo took to his Facebook to say he was disgusted by the video and that he was a “child abuse victim” and that he is “horrified by paedophilia”. He made the claim that videos of him were edited “deceptively”.
In a statement Breitbart said that Milo had provided much needed debate on topics surrounding the LGBT+ community. They said,
“Milo Yiannopoulos’s bold voice has sparked much-needed debate on important cultural topics confronting universities, the LGBTQ community, the press, and the tech industry.
“Milo notified us this morning of his decision to resign as editor of Breitbart Tech and we accepted his resignation.”