Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart following outcry over pedophilia comments

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Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannapoulos announced Tuesday he had resigned from Breitbart after a video podcast surfaced over the weekend of him sounding as though he condoned sexual relations with boys as young as 13 and laughing off pedophilia by Roman Catholic priests. [...]

In the podcast, Yiannopoulos, who is openly gay, suggests that some boys - teens who are sexually active - should be able to give consent younger than they currently can under the law. He said pedophilia, in his view, is an act against young children who have not hit puberty. "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," he said. When one of the hosts interrupts, saying that "sounds like Catholic priest molestation," Yiannopoulos responded with a crude joke about having been sexually abused by a priest.

source: Article 'Update: Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart following outcry over pedophilia comments' by Martha Ross; www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/21/for-breitbart-milo-yiannopoulos-pedophilia-comments-may-have-gone-too-far/; The Mercury News; 21 February 2017