Milo Yiannopoulos Is Out At CPAC
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 21, 2017,
Feb 21, 2017, 9:44
The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) also decided on Monday to rescind its invitation to Yiannopoulos to attend as a speaker after facing backlash over the video.
In the online video that surfaced recently, Yiannopoulos spoke approvingly of "relationships between younger boys and older men".
"In cancelling Milo's book contract, Simon & Schuster made a business decision the same way they made a business decision when they chose to publish that man in the first place", she said.
Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint announced on Monday that "after careful consideration" they had pulled the book, Dangerous, which had been high on Amazon.com's best-seller lists.
He said: "I find those crimes to be absolutely disgusting".
The controversial figure was famously banned from Twitter previous year after harassing Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones on the platform. "This will not defeat me".
The book deal and speaking engagement might not be the only losses suffered by the polarizing figure as Fox Business reports Breitbart News is considering letting Yiannopoulos go. But you are advocating for cross-generational relationships here, can we be honest about that?
He wrote that he had merely used "sloppy" phrasing, and that he has outed pedophiles in his work at Breitbart. But there are certainly people who are capable of giving consent at a younger age.
"An epidemic of speech suppression has taken over college campuses", American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp had said earlier of their invitation.
But he added: "There is no disagreement among our attendees on the evils of sexual abuse of children".
That particular bullying campaign led to Yiannopoulos getting banned from Twitter, and many hoped that would be the last they'd hear from the alt-right's most articulate mouthpiece.
Well-known on the political fringes, the 32-year old writer has gained more prominence with the ascension of Donald Trump and former Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon into the White House.