Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News

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After earlier in the day, Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow said we can expect to learn later today whether the site will retain alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos after video surfaced of the writer justifying sex between adult men and minors, many expected that a resignation was inevitable.  On Breitbart's radio show this morning, Marlow and Breitbart Washington editor Matt Boyle both described Yiannopoulos' comments as "not defensible."

Fast forward a few hours when moments ago Milo's sudden fall from grace was complete, with his announcement that he is resigning from Breitbart News.

His press release is below:

Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News Network

 

New York, NY — February 21, 2017 — Today, Milo Yiannopoulos, Senior Editor at Breitbart News, announced his resignation from the company.

 

"Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved. They have allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that would otherwise never have heard them. They have been a significant factor in my success. I'm grateful for that freedom and for the friendships I forged there.

 

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.

 

When your friends have done right by you, you do right by them. For me, now, that means stepping aside so my colleagues at Breitbart can get back to the great work they do."

Yiannopoulos will hold a snap press conference in New York City at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

As a reminder, video posted on Youtube in January 2016 reemerged over the weekend showing Yiannopoulos saying a relationship between an adult man and teenage boy can be beneficial. He also discussed his own sexual abuse as a teenager. The fallout from the video reverberated throughout the political world and social media over the holiday weekend and earned swift condemnation from both sides of aisle.

(CPAC) on Monday rescinded his invitation to speak at the annual conservative conference. American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp called his comments “disturbing.” Also Monday, Simon & Schuster cancelled a deal to publish Yiannopoulos’s upcoming book, “Dangerous.”

Yiannopoulos addressed the controversy in two Facebook posts on Monday. He denounced claims that he was advocating for pedophilia, while also expressing some regret for his past remarks. He also argued that the videos were “edited deceptively.”

“I’m partly to blame. My own experiences as a victim led me to believe I could say anything I wanted to on this subject, no matter how outrageous,” he said.  "But I understand that my usual blend of British sarcasm, provocation and gallows humor might have come across as flippancy, a lack of care for other victims or, worse, 'advocacy.' I deeply regret that.”

Yiannopoulos also said he has “repeatedly expressed disgust” about pedophilia through his previous writing and noted that he has “outed” three child abusers.

"I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim,” he wrote on Facebook. "I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse minors. I am horrified by pedophilia and I have devoted large portions of my career as a journalist to exposing child abusers.”

Ahead of Yiannopoulos’s resignation, Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow criticized the senior editor, calling his comments “not defensible.”

Breitbart employees reportedly threatened an exodus of “at least a half dozen” employees if the publication didn’t fire Yiannopoulos.

As The Hill notes, Yiannopoulos has become a magnet for controversy in recent days. Earlier this month, he had a scheduled speech at the University of California, Berkeley which drew national attention after protests erupted opposing his appearance and later turned violent.

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scv's picture

That question is loaded.

Belrev's picture

This is gay people persecution and discrimination in America pure and simple for all to see.

Tallest Skil's picture

As well they should be. No one actually supports faggots. No one actually supports the christkillers, either. End them all.

mc888's picture

Right, so christ was a jew and all christians are pedofags.

Hypocrisy much?

 

Quantum Bunk's picture

Gays and Pedos are cut from the same cloth. Both are born with it. To think otherwise means you beleive that there is a pedophile inside all of us. Just like there is a bank robber inside all of us. Its not true. Gay and pedo are mental illnesses

barndoor's picture

Is he going  to be Trump's new make-up guy?

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) barndoor Feb 21, 2017 4:17 PM

Aww bonding over blush - they'd get along bigly

barndoor's picture

That shit aint blush; it's specially formulated Cheetos dust applied with an air gun.  That's why it can't go all the way to the hairline - insufficient folicular stability to withstand the forces generated by the compressed air.  

The powder itself is solid though - ever tried to get that shit off your fingers?  Impossible.  

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) barndoor Feb 21, 2017 4:51 PM

This whole story is just too gay.

wildbad's picture

i like and respect Milo and will continue to support him.

hope he finds a publisher for his book.

he aint dead yet

Teja's picture

Maybe he finds a well-paid job in a pizza parlour ;-)

WayPastCaring's picture

There are times when he is brilliant on TV fighting SJWs but he really gets far too flamboyantly and pointedly gay in his college speeches for me to listen to them without cringing.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) barndoor Feb 21, 2017 4:55 PM

Let's see what Milo will preach now, and from where, if he doesn't have a platform.

ZD1's picture

Michael Obama (aka Moochelle) desperately needs someone to help him from looking like a guy.

barndoor's picture

You guys are crazy with this whole Michelle is a dude thing.  She is an attractive woman, if a wee bit masculine in her appearance.  

I will give you that Melonia is even more attractive.  That empty, slit-eyed whore looks like she could suck a golf ball through a garden hose.  

Fisherman Blue's picture

Mooch is  a man her husband does suck golf balls through garden hoses. Melonia on the other hand recites the lords prayer and looks really good doing it.

barndoor's picture

I love it that you have adopted my spelling of Melon-ia.

Do you think we have started a thing?

ZD1's picture

A wee bit masculine?

LOL

Michael Obama has broader shoulders than most men...and a bigger schlong too.

http://countdowntozerotime.com/2013/12/14/is-this-a-penis-i-see-before-m...

Is-Be's picture

Not even original.

How many languages can you speak?

krispkritter's picture

Michelle: ".. if a wee bit masculine in her appearance. " Melonia: "...looks like she could suck a golf ball through a garden hose."  Not sure there's any hesitation in my mind which I'd choose. You on the other hand...

mc888's picture

No worries. These religionista fucktards just need to start policing their own.

When I see dead priests swingin' from trees maybe I'll start to take them seriously.

 

Resistance Is Hope's picture

Yeah, religions a joke, the basic fundamental forces of the universe just magically happened to be at the perfect 1 in 1000000000000000 trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion odds of perfectly supporting a stable universe and life. My teachers and professors told me there's no God because the government forced them to never mention God because a communist complained to the ACLU! The TV tells me God isn't real, so  I should trust the TV producers, surely they mean me no harm! Let me just keep doing exactly what the NWO wants, and when it happens thanks to the stupidity of useful idiots like myself, then I will bear no responsibility! What did Christianity do other than provide the moral and social support to build the greatest civilization known to man? Let's get rid of Christianity and believe in nothing instead! Total sarcasm, Obv.

Lol, a great joke is what you are to the righteous and to the regenerate. Reap what you sow, fool, reap more of what you sow! Feast on it until your gut bursts and death claims your soul forever. These idiots who can criticize Christianity so easily and then offer nothing in return will make me laugh forever. How proud they are, and yet they have nothing but a few short years until hell devours their meaningless nothing existence.  No moral compass whatsoever, no backbone, just broken people. Jesus holds out redemption and they spit in his face. They are why hell exists. There is a willful stupidity in the minds of those who reject God their Maker. Hell is truly earned.

Blocksburg's picture

logged in just to upvote you. +1000

piceridu's picture

Organized religions have hijacked spirituality. You don't need a religious logo to be moral or to be spiritually connected. Christians are no different than any other corporate religion. Power and maintaining control are at the center or every logo-ed religion.

We are all made of of stardust plain and simple. If distant stars din't explode, we wouldn't be here. And to say that we are the only life in the cosmos is mathematically implausible. The hundreds of billions of galaxies and trillions of stars and planets makes it almost a certainty that there's "life" somewhere else.

Do you think they are Christians?

TwelveOhOne's picture

I think we're all that is.  Those lights in the sky, are just that.

Is-Be's picture

You choices are not between Christianity and Atheism.

Christianity is a foreign Semitic Death Cult that was imposed upon us by Charlemagne a mere 1300 years ago. All three Monotheistic desert cults promise peace and have delivered nothing but bloody war.

Christ himself would back up my words.

Christ said

"Seek, and do not stop looking until you find. When you find you will be perplexed. When perplexed, astounded, and rule over all." The Gospel of Thomas. The Nag Hamadi texts.

Somehow Christ had presaged the implications of the Quantum erasure experiment.

If you are a Real Pilgrim, go sit at the feet of Thomas Campbell, physicist.

Akzed's picture

Fake scripture to backup heresy. I'm shocked!

cornflakesdisease's picture

Eccl. 9:5: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.”

John 11:11-14: “‘Lazarus our friend has gone to rest, but I am journeying there to awaken him from sleep.’ . . . Jesus said to them outspokenly: ‘Lazarus has died.’”

Hellfire is not a Christian teachng.

 

The Jewish people did not believe in an afterlife, but that the earth would be brought back to the paridise-like conditions that existed before Adam and Eve rebelled against their creator and they would live again:  John 11: 23 "Jesus said to her: “Your brother will rise.” 24Martha said to him: “I know he will rise in the resurrection on the last day.

Just saying.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Origin of "Lazarus Long".  (Used to believe sci-fi; now, believe Scripture.)

Exalt's picture

Pretty shikaka case for God there. The debate on this site is really degenerating. Far right morons just spewing group think nonsense. Milo resigns, I guess I'll just make a comment about God and do some homo bashing! Hell yeah Murica.

Golden Phoenix's picture

Since time is infinite a one in 'trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion' odds is a certainty, not a probability. 

The libertarian Nonaggression Principle is essentially the equivalent of the Christian 'Do unto others as you'd have them do onto you'.

The idea having moral character is dependent upon belief in cartoon characters is preposterous.

Your parents told you about the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and perhaps even the Great Pumpkin, and they all turned out to be lies. But the invisible man in the sky is real.

The afterlife is a fiction designed to make the slaves believe in delayed gratification. To make them content in the lot of being slaves to their master during their lifetime in the belief they will be compensated for it later.

Good luck with all that.

 

wcole225's picture

It's original sin. It is in all of us. It's just manifested in different ways in different people. Everyone sins! It's why Christ died on the cross. He paid for our sins so that we may be reconciled to God, if we confess our sins and believe that Jesus is Lord. Milo's lifestyle is a sin not a mental disease. To claim otherwise is to give excuse. We are all without excuse! I feel sad for him though. In so many ways he gets it. In others he doesn't.

Is-Be's picture

The foundations of Christianity are made of guilt. Without guilt Christianity collapses.

Original sin is Child Abuse.

caconhma's picture

Any religion is a slavery.

Speaking about Christianity, it took more than three centuries for Jesus of Nazareth to become the Jesus Christ.

Why? The answer is simple: Jesus Christ story is just a fraud. Note that very little known about the Ancient Egyptian Religion. Three thousands before Jesus of Nazareth, there were already Holly People whose history and deeds were identical to Christ and Moses. Consequently, Jews have never changed, i.e., they just rewritten and edited the Ancient Egyptian Religious writings and have declared that it was always their. What else is new? As for Jesus Christ and the Holly Bible, it was the work of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great and the Religious Congress he assembled to develop the Eastern Roman Empire (aka Byzantine Empire) official State Religion.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Your repeated misspelling reminds me of "Holly wood".

Akzed's picture

Guilt is endemic. Christ atoned for it. Embrace it or perish.

Exalt's picture

How about you endemilick my balls?

dark pools of soros's picture

nope.. people can be broken just like the term pimps use as 'turn a bitch out'  which basically destroys their self will into accepting and enjoying their subservant role attached to sexual activities

 

that's what happens to jail bitches as well.. people may be born more prone to 'giving in' but the more research you do you'll hear from various levels of will that gets broken down

That's why it is important to protect kids from all kids of sexual related activities so they don't start associating things before they understand motives...

 

Koba the Dread's picture

It's obvious you skipped school the week they taught logical fallacies. But I'll put that aside for now and operate within the limits of your "analysis". Yes, I think you might be a gay, pedophilic bank robber. Why bother commenting on the rest of your gibberish?

Darktarra's picture

Don't be bringing that religious shit up in here!  Next thing you will be telling us that some of the greatest warriors like the Spartans of ancient Greece, were butt bandits while out on manuvers!  Yikes, they were! 

Tallest Skil's picture

No, since you don't know what hypocrisy is nor do you have any idea what Christians, jews, or pedophiles are.

Yog Soggoth's picture

The word Jew was invented in 1795, so how could Christ have been a Jew? He also kicked out the Pharisees from the temple, so I doubt that the renaming of the moneychangers could hold water with his approval of the alias. You are just historically illiterate, thus the downvotes.

Akzed's picture

The King James Bible pub'd in 1611, and the word "Jew" is older than that. Sheesh.

shimmy's picture

How about ending all christians too for believing in the moronic fairytale that there is a personal god that came down to earth and had to die just so human beings could be forgiven...by itself.

I mean it is remarkable that people who aren't rolling with mentally retarded IQ levels believe that shit. If by some small miracle there actually is a personal god, it will have surely moved on after dealing with the embarrassment that is known as humanity.

Resistance Is Hope's picture

See above, read the case for Christ. Faith in Christ is perfectly reasonable. But just keep believing what the status quo wants you to believe. Surely you can trust them..........................They would never lie to you or manipulate or deceive you..................... .      

Tallest Skil's picture

Keep tipping that fedora, moishe. Christianity created modern civilization.