By Debra Heine February 21, 2017
Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned as an editor of Breitbart amid outrage surrounding flippant remarks he made that appeared to be pro-pedophilia.
During talk show appearances last year, Yiannopoulos made comments that seemed to condone his experience of being molested by a priest as a teenager and younger "boys" having sex with older men. He has since apologized for his jokes about clerical abuse and for using imprecise language, explaining that in gay circles young men are often referred to as "boys." His critics, however, maintain that he is disturbingly comfortable with older men having sexual relations with teenage boys.
Yiannopoulos announced that he was quitting Breitbart during a news conference in Manhattan where he discussed his comments and his own sexual abuse as a teenager.
“Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,” he said. “They have allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that otherwise never have heard them.”
“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,” he said.
He said that his book "Dangerous" "has received interest" from other publishing houses after being dropped by Simon and Schuster.
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