Breaking News: Milo Yiannaopoulos – Resigns From Breitbart News
After The Dirty reported that Milo Yiannopoulos had lost his book deal after older interview footage of him seemingly supporting certain types of pedophilia had come to the forefront, Yiannopoulos today announced today he is resigning from his position at Breitbart News.
In his statement he gave at a press conference in New York City, he said the following:
“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 also said during the press conference that, “I’m horrified by pedophilia and I have devoted large portions of my career to exposing child abusers.”
Breitbart also released a statement after Yiannopoulos announced his resignation, stating, “Milo Yiannopoulos’s bold voice has sparked much-needed debate on important cultural topics confronting universities, the LGBTQ community, the press, and the tech industry. Milo notified us this morning of his decision to resign as editor of Breitbart Tech and we accepted his resignation.”
It will be interesting to see where Yiannopoulos decides to go next, and we will be sure to keep you posted about more regarding this breaking news report.