Milo Yiannopoulos has officially resigned from Breitbart News.
The move comes just a few days after a video surfaced of the alt-right media personality "justifying" pedophilia. The clip hit the internet after the Breitbart senior editor's controversial appearance on Friday's "Real Time with Bill Maher."
"I'm grateful for Father Michael. I wouldn't give nearly such good head if it wasn't for him," Yiannopoulos said on the clip. "We get hung up on this sort of child abuse stuff to the point where we are heavily policing consensual adults."
Break: MILO resigns from Breitbart pic.twitter.com/pSQnJ0b9vA— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) February 21, 2017
Yiannopoulos added, "In the homosexual world particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men - the sort of 'coming of age' relationships - those relationships in which those older men help those young boys discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable, sort of rock, where they can't speak to their parents."
After his thoughts on pedophilia were exposed, Yiannopoulous defended himself in a Facebook post.
"I do not support pedophilia. Period." "It is a vile and disgusting crime, perhaps the very worst. There are selectively edited videos doing the rounds, as part of a co-ordinated effort to discredit me from establishment Republicans, that suggest I am soft on the subject. If it somehow comes across (through my own sloppy phrasing or through deceptive editing) that I meant any of the ugly things alleged, let me set the record straight: I am completely disgusted by the abuse of children."
Yiannopoulous held a press conference Tuesday to address the current turmoil regarding his statements, as well as his resignation.
The reactions on Twitter were mixed with both support and opposition to the provocateur's presser:
Milo, Trump and Weiner are all the same shape of creature, which is a new creature of our times; people with pathology on their sleeve.— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) February 21, 2017
Of course it was, pet. pic.twitter.com/5Z6Ogne8KS— Peter Brent (@mumbletwits) February 21, 2017
Milo was CPAC’s keynote speaker. Now CPAC’s keynote speaker is Trump. The President is replacing Milo. At CPAC. This is madness.— Touré (@Toure) February 21, 2017
You just wait a year and then come back with a different haircut. https://t.co/lDU8xErRoQ— Mia McKenzie (@miamckenzie) February 21, 2017
And what it's really all about:— Alex Morash (@AlexMorash) February 21, 2017
Milo Yiannopoulos likes being compared to Ann Coulter because "she sells a lot of books."
Live footage of liberal Twitter watching Milo Yiannopoulos' rapid downfall. pic.twitter.com/BiDsF8rrO4— Sophie Vershbow (@svershbow) February 21, 2017
The part this is almost the most offensive is how unfunny and not entertaining he is. He makes Anne Coulter seem as funny as Minnie Pearl. https://t.co/S5V5c6j6fC— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) February 21, 2017