Milo Yiannopoulos Is Getting Canceled Left and Right for His Pedophilia Comments

Milo Yiannopoulos, the provocative right-wing figure, is losing major deals following controversial comments about pedophilia.

Milo Yiannopoulos speaks at the Young British Heritage Society launch event

Milo Yiannopoulos speaks at the Young British Heritage Society launch event

Milo Yiannopoulos speaks at the Young British Heritage Society launch event

Milo Yiannopoulos is no stranger to controversy. But his recent remarks about pedophilia are resulting in major blows to his career.

On Monday, it was announced that the provocative right-wing journalist was uninvited to speak at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The cancelation came shortly after the conservative website Reagan Battalion posted a 2016 video in which Yiannopoulos appears to defend underage sex as well as laugh off instances of pedophilia in the Catholic church.

Yiannopoulos, who is an editor at Breitbart, made the comments during an episode of The Drunken Peasants podcast. He said he believes the idea of consent is “arbitrary and oppressive,” and that many people don't know what true pedophilia is; he claims it doesn’t always apply to children who are as young as 13.

“You’re misunderstanding what pedophilia means,” Yiannopoulos said during the episode. “Pedophilia is not a sexual attraction to somebody 13 years old who is sexually mature. Pedophilia is attraction to children who have not reached puberty.”

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He then claimed some minors have benefited from having sexual relations with an adult.

“Some of those relationships between younger boys and older men, the sort of coming of age relationships,” he said, “the relationships in which those older men have helped those young boys to discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love […] and a reliable and sort of a rock where they can’t speak to their parents.”

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Shortly after the video resurfaced, the American Conservative Union announced Yiannopoulos would no longer speak at the upcoming CPAC conference.

"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 Yiannopoulos to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference," Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, said in a statement.

But the problems didn’t end there. According to USA Today, Simon & Schuster has canceled Yiannopoulos’ upcoming autobiography, titled Dangerous, after his underage sex comments resurfaced.

The 33-year-old confirmed the news on Facebook.

He also used the platform to defend his character, insisting he does not condone pedophilia and that the video was “selectively edited” to mislead the public.

Sources have also told Fox Business that Yiannopoulos is expected to be dismissed from Breitbart by the end of Monday; however, the conservative online publication has yet to make any comments about the controversial video.

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