Milo Yiannopoulos Leaves Breitbart

He says the decision was his and his alone
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2017 2:07 PM CST

(Newser) – Milo Yiannopoulos' very bad week continues: After CPAC rescinded his invite and Simon & Schuster canceled his book contract over his past comments about sex between men and boys, the alt-right firebrand has now resigned from Breitbart News. The former Breitbart editor calls the decision his and his alone in a statement picked up by Mediaite; he says he doesn't want his "poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues' important reporting."

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Per Mediaite, Fox Business Network had previously reported that there was debate at Breitbart over whether to terminate Yiannopoulos, with higher-ups debating whether keeping him on would cause advertisers to flee. Before Yiannopoulos announced his resignation Tuesday, the Breitbart editor-in-chief had called Yiannopoulos' comments "indefensible" and "appalling," the Huffington Post reports. Yiannopoulos has a press conference scheduled Tuesday afternoon. (Read more Milo Yiannopoulos stories.)

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