Milo Yiannopoulos Disinvited From CPAC

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Trump supporters and anti-establishment types everywhere cheered in jubilation when they learned that the always controversial Milo Yiannopoulos would be speaking at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference.

Not so fast, however. A video was released on Sunday in which Milo allegedly defended pedophilia, and now he’s been disinvited from CPAC, according to Mediaite. The remark is as follows:

In the homosexual world, particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men — the sort of ‘coming of age’ relationship — 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.

Milo released a statement last night and then another one this afternoon. Excerpt from this afternoon’s statement:

My own experiences as a victim led me to believe I could say anything I wanted to on this subject, no matter how outrageous. But I understand that my usual blend of British sarcasm, provocation and gallows humor might have come across as flippancy, a lack of care for other victims or, worse, “advocacy.” I deeply regret that. People deal with things from their past in different ways.

I do not advocate for illegal behavior. I explicitly say on the tapes that I think the current age of consent is “about right.”

I do not believe sex with 13-year-olds is okay. When I mentioned the number 13, I was talking about the age I lost my own virginity.

I shouldn’t have used the word “boy” — which gay men often do to describe young men of consenting age — instead of “young man.” That was an error.

I am certainly guilty of imprecise language, which I regret.

Anyone who suggests I turn a blind eye to illegal activity or to the abuse of minors is unequivocally wrong. I am implacably opposed to the normalization of pedophilia and I will continue to report and speak accordingly.

What sayeth you? Was this a legitimate concern or a convenient excuse to prevent such a polarizing figure from speaking?

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One thought on “Milo Yiannopoulos Disinvited From CPAC

  1. Convenient excuse. I’m very tactical about these things; in a perfect world gays like Milo would be quietly in the closet, but in the here and now of Weimerica he’s a useful tool for wiping out political correctness and moving the Overton Window. He has all the right enemies as a result. And younger folks love him… uh, no pun intended.

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