Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns: ‘Breitbart’ Editor Done In By Pedophilia Scandal

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Feb. 22 2017, Updated 9:36 a.m. ET

Milo Yiannopoulos resigned from Breitbart News on Tuesday following the publication of comments he made in which he appeared to defend pedophilia, the Washington Post is reporting. The resignation follows an intense two-day period during which the former editor was dis-invited from speaking at a conference, lost a book contract, and ultimately lost his job, all because of a year-old video.

In a statement, Yiannopoulos cited his “poor choice of words” as his reason for leaving Breitbart, insisting that the decision was his and his alone.

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Although Yiannopolos claims that he made the decision to leave Breitbart himself, the Washington Post actually claims that the conservative media outlet had been discussing Yiannopoulos’ future as early as Monday afternoon.

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