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February 22, 2017 | Uhuruspirit

Milo Yiannopoulos



Breitbart.com editor and high-profile supporter of U.S. President Trump, Milo Yiannopoulos, announced Tuesday that he has resigned from the right-wing website following the emergence of a video in which Yiannopoulos apparently justified sexual abuse of a minor by an adult.

“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,” he said in a statement.

Yiannopoulos, who has a long and well-known history of making virulent attacks against women, people of color, Muslims, and other groups, and is a key enabler of white supremacist racism was hired by Breitbart when the site was run by Stephen Bannon, now White House chief strategist.

But it took the circulation of the video for him to finally become too toxic for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which rescinded its invitation for him to speak; Simon & Schuster, which pulled his book deal; and Breitbart, where employees were reportedly threatening to bolt if he was retained.

As Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, which runs CPAC, suggested, Yiannopoulos’ past comments were simply “controversies and disagreements among conservatives,” while “there is no disagreement among our attendees on the evils of sexual abuse of children.”

Yiannopoulos has fans at the very highest levels of the current U.S. government. “Bannon believes in Milo,” the site’s editor-in-chief, Alexander Marlow, reportedly told The Washington Post earlier this month. “He dedicated time and resources – both personally and with his businesses – to expanding Milo’s brand.” Earlier this month, President Donald Trump attacked the University of California, Berkeley and threatened to withdraw federal funds from the university after it canceled an event featuring the Breitbart editor.

At a press conference in New York following his resignation, Yiannopoulos offered a quasi-apology, saying: “I am certainly guilty of imprecise language, which I regret.”

“Anyone who suggests I turn a blind eye to illegal activity or to the abuse of minors is unequivocally wrong ... To repeat: I do not support pedophilia. It is a disgusting crime of which I have personally been a victim.”

However, he also offered a defense, saying his remarks were about “my personal life experiences”.

“I will not apologize for dealing with my life experiences in the best way that I can, which is humor. No one can tell me or anyone else who has lived through sexual abuse how to deal with those emotions. But I am sorry to other abuse victims if my own personal way of dealing with what happened to me has hurt you.”

Milo was permanently banned from Twitter in July 2016 for instigating abuse of African-American actress Leslie Jones.



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