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."
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.