In a stunning turn of events, the Breitbart News’s editor-in-chief on Tuesday slammed Milo Yiannopoulos’s comments on a video that has surfaced where the controversial alt-right leader makes comments which appear to be condoning pedophilia.
Alex Marlow, the editor-in-chief, speaking on Breitbart’s Sirius XM network that Yiannopoulos’s comments were “not defensible.” However, he did not mention whether the news organization would take any further steps to address the matter, only saying that Yiannopoulos’s future will be decided sometime on Tuesday.
This is the latest fallout from the video. On Monday, CPAC rescinded its invitation for Yiannopoulos to make the keynote address at the conservative conference citing his comments on the video as the reason.
Similarly, book publishing giant, Simon and Schuster has announced that it has cancelled his book deal in light of the new revelations.
“Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference,” wrote Matt Schlapp, head of the American Conservative Union, and reportedly the person who actually extended the invitation.
“We realize that Mr. Yiannopoulos has responded on Facebook, but it is insufficient. It is up to him to answer the tough questions and we urge him to immediately further address these disturbing comments.
To further address the matter, Yiannopoulos announced that he will hold a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, at which time he will also discuss his future.