UPDATE: Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos dropped from CPAC for ‘condoning pedophilia’
Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos will not speak at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference after the president of the group sponsoring the event gave him the boot for allegedly advocating pedophilia.
“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 Yiannopolous to speak at the Conservative Political Action conference,” American Conservative Union president Matt Schlapp said in a statement on Twitter.
“We realize that Mr. Yiannopolous has responded on Facebook, but it is insufficient. It is up to him to answer the tough questions and we urge him to immediately further address these disturbing comments.”
“I think in the gay world, some of the most important, enriching and incredibly life-affirming, important shaping relationships very often between younger boys and older men, they can be hugely positive experiences for those young boys, they can even save those young boys, from desolation, from suicide … providing they’re consensual,” he said.
The conservative Reagan Battalion blog site tweeted videos Sunday in which Yiannopoulos discusses Jews, sexual consent, statutory rape, child abuse and homosexuality.
Yiannopoulos, 32, later did an about-face and posted a “note for idiots” on Facebook in which he said he did not support pedophilia — and whined that he was a victim.