Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited from giving a talk at a high-profile conservative gathering, had his book deal cancelled, and could now be fired from his job at Breitbart News, after comments he made that seemed to suggest he condoned pedophilia surfaced online.
Calling consent an "arbitrary and oppressive idea," Breitbart senior editor Yiannopoulos appears to make light of child abuse in one video, saying: "We get hung up on this child abuse stuff, to the point where we're heavily policing even relationships between consenting adults." He went on to say that relationships "between younger boys and older men…can be hugely positive experiences."
The self-styled "most fabulous supervillain on the internet" has strongly denied the allegations, claiming that the videos were edited to misrepresent his comments. "I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse minors," Yiannopoulos said in a Facebook post. "I am horrified by pedophilia."
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