Simon & Schuster is canceling the publication of 'Dangerous' by Milo Yiannopoulos "After careful consideration." Full story coming soon.
— Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) February 20, 2017
UPDATE: Since the initial publishing of this article, CPAC has rescinded the invitation for MILO to speak.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 20, 2017
MILO Yiannopoulos — ever the controversial figure.
This clearly shows that just because somebody is absolutely right on one issue, they can be very, very wrong on another.
MILO has been asked to speak at this year’s Conservative Political Action Committee’s Conference (CPAC).
In a shocking video just released, MILO appears to be ok with ‘consensual sex’ between older men and 13-year old boys.
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 19, 2017
ClashDaily wants to be clear, however, that the support MILO’s advocacy of Free Speech, his critique of liberal open-borders immigration policies and several other liberty-loving stances, does NOT extend to the clearly unacceptable acceptance of cross-generational relationships with minors.
MILO released a statement about the video.
But Milo is pushing back against the allegations. He released a statement Sunday night claiming he himself was a victim of sex abuse as a minor.
“The videos do not show what people say they show. I did joke about giving better head as a result of clerical sexual abuse committed against me when I was a teen. If I choose to deal in an edgy way on an internet livestream with a crime I was the victim of that’s my prerogative. It’s no different to gallows humor from AIDS sufferers,” he wrote in his statement posted on Facebook.
He declared that he is absolutely repulsed by child molesters and dismissed the outrage as a coordinated effort by anti-Trump conservatives to him removed from CPAC.
“I do not support pedophilia. Period. It is a vile and disgusting crime, perhaps the very worst,” Yiannopoulos stated. “There are selectively edited videos doing the rounds, as part of a co-ordinated effort to discredit me from establishment Republicans, that suggest I am soft on the subject.”
The Breitbart writer also penned a lengthy attack on pedophiles and their alleged progressive defenders in 2015…
…Yiannopoulos clarified that he meant young men and not actual “boys” when speaking in the clip.
“I did say that there are relationships between younger men and older men that can help a young gay man escape from a lack of support or understanding at home. That’s perfectly true and every gay man knows it. But I was not talking about anything illegal and I was not referring to pre-pubescent boys,” Milo said. “I shouldn’t have used the word ‘boy’ when I talked about those relationships between older men and younger gay men.”
Read more: The Daily Caller
MILO also pointed out that some of the critics are writers for National Review, which recently posted an article defended Salon’s article that gave a pedophile a platform.
MILO revealed that he was sexually abused as a minor, and said that his ‘joke’ was like the ‘gallows humor’ of AIDS sufferers.
He says that the video was ‘selectively edited’ to portray him as saying something that he wasn’t.
Watch MILO on Joe Rogan’s show:
In an interview with comedian Joe Rogan in 2015, Yiannopoulos discussed his sexual relationship with “Father Michael,” which he allegedly had as a teenager at age 14.
During the interview, he even tried to normalize pedophilia.
“So you’re saying you’ve never seen a 15-year-old girl, at any point in your life, that you thought was hot?” Yiannopoulos asked.
“Yeah, when I was 15!” Rogan replied. “I’m not retarded dude.”
“No, when you were 25 or 30, you’ve never seen girls you thought were hot?” Yiannopoulos asked again.
“No, I thought they were little kids!” Rogan said.
Later, Rogan called “Father Michael” a “terrible person” for allegedly having a sexual relationship with Yiannopoulos when he was a young teenager, but Yiannopoulos tried to downplay it.
“It wasn’t molestation,” he alleged
“That’s absolutely molestation,” Rogan shot back.
Later in the interview, Yiannopoulos talked about a Hollywood party he went to years ago that had “very young boys” in attendance for sex.
Read more: The Blaze
Yiannopoulos also released this statement:
There’s a video going around that purports to show me saying anti-semitic things (nope) and advocating for pedophilia (big nope). The shocking thing? It’s Republicans doing it. Sad to see establishment types collapse into the same tactics as social justice warriors: name calling, deceptively edited videos, confected moral outrage and public shaming. This is why they deserve to burn — and why they are burning. Here’s how I actually feel about pedophilia, which you’d know if you’d actually watched or read anything I’ve ever done. Or, you know, if you had two brain cells to rub together. There’s only one appropriate response to this sort of behavior, and it’s a gigantic F**K YOU!
MILO is a big advocate of Free Speech and that ideas should be challenged.
So, challenge his!
What do you think of the videos and of MILO’s statement?
What do you think of CPAC dumping MILO?
Let us know in the comments.