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Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News

2/22/2017 3:40:42 PM
  Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News
By srpatterson
   

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In a move that has come to shock the internet, Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns from his position as editor at Breitbart News. The decision came after backlash from a video that surfaced from a year ago, in which Yiannopoulos made controversial comments about the age of consent laws. These comments seemed to indicate that Yiannopoulos excused, or even justified, pedophilia.

Yiannopoulos took to social media to defend himself against the backlash, which had already cost him a high-profile speaking gig and a book deal with Simon & Schuster. On Facebook, Yiannopoulos attempted to clarify what he said in the live stream video, claiming he used poor phrasing and that the video had been edited to make his words seem worse. Later, Yiannopoulos addressed his comments more fully in a press conference, admitting the opinions expressed in the live stream video were wrong, and citing his own history with childhood sexual abuse. He then attempted to defend himself further, claiming that his words had been misunderstood and misconstrued by the media and that many people simply did not understand his brand of sarcasm and humor.

Yiannopoulos has stated that his resignation from Breitbart News is not the end of his political journey, praising the website for giving him a platform and allowing him to spread his ideas. Although Yiannopoulos lost his book deal with Simon & Schuster, the former editor claims that several companies are interested in publishing his book and the backlash will not prevent him from getting it out there.

In 2016 Milo Yiannopoulos' net worth was around $750,000.


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