Sunday 17 December 2017

Milo Yiannopoulos quits Breitbart and apologises for remarks

Milo Yiannopoulos had faced criticism from other conservatives over comments on sexual relationships between boys and older men (Mary Altaffer/AP)
Milo Yiannopoulos had faced criticism from other conservatives over comments on sexual relationships between boys and older men (Mary Altaffer/AP)

Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned after coming under fire from other conservatives over comments on sexual relationships between boys and men.

Speaking to reporters in New York on Tuesday, the writer and provocative public speaker apologised for his remarks.

Mr Yiannopoulos said his experiences as a victim of sexual abuse as a teenager made him feel he could say outrageous things on the subject.

He said that was a mistake, and said he never intended to suggest sexual abuse of minors is okay.

On Monday he was disinvited from the Conservative Political Action Conference after video of his remarks was promoted through social media by a conservative blog.

Publisher Simon & Schuster announced it would cancel the publication of his upcoming book, Dangerous.

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