Controversial and outspoken editor of Breitbart Tech, Milo Yiannopoulos, has resigned amid blowback surrounding comments made on leaked videos that surfaced over the weekend regarding boys and older men, appearing to condone pedophilia.
Yiannopoulos held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce his decision to resign.
“Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved. They have allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that would otherwise never have heard them. They have been a significant factor in my success. I’m grateful for that freedom and for the friendships I forged there."
Yiannopolous also announced that he'll be launching his own media venture soon. Details about the venture were not immediately available.
Over the weekend, the American Conservative Union had uninvited Yiannopolous from their CPAC convention to take place in Washington, DC. Simon & Schuster, who recently came under fire for making a book deal with Yiannopolous, cancelled the planned book, "Dangerous".
Yiannopolous was most recently seen on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" where comedian Larry Wilmore took him to task.
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