All The Details You Missed About The HUGE Milo Yiannopoulos Pedophile & Sexual Abuse Video Scandal

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Milo Yiannopoulos Video On Pedophiles Has His World Crumbling FAST
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Milo is having a VERY bad day.

Controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos is in hot water again — this time, for an interview he gave in January of 2016 on a YouTube podcast called “The Drunken Peasants.”

For those who don't know, Milo Yiannopoulos is a highly controversial British journalist based in the US. He leans toward the Right, often aligning himself with the new movement people have dubbed the alt right — despite the fact he is Jewish by birth, Catholic by practice, and a homosexual man in an interracial relationship.

Today, Conservative website Reagan Battalion published the video (below) of this fateful interview ahead of Milo’s expected attendance at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where he was slated to give a speech. 

 

 

And now that the media and the general public has digested Milo's statements, he is left facing a quickly crumbling would-have-been empire.

The video in question details Milo’s opinions on pedophilia, the gay community, heterosexual cross-generational relationships, and much more.

At one point, Milo Yiannopoulos says, “This is one reason I hate the Left. This stupid one size fits all policing of culture. This sort of arbitrary and oppressive idea of consent, which totally destroys, you know, the understanding that many of us have. The complexities and subtleties and complicated nature of many relationships. You know, people are messy and complex ... In the homosexual world particularly. Some of those relationships between younger boys and older men, the sort of coming of age relationships, the relationships in which those older men had helped those young boys to discover who they are, and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable and sort of a rock where they can’t speak to their parents.“

When an interviewer suggests that it sounds like Milo is speaking about the many scandals related to Catholic priests molesting young boys, which Milo replies, “And you know what, I’m grateful for Father Michael. I wouldn’t give nearly such good head if it wasn’t for him.”

Pedophilia is then brought up, and Milo gives his opinion on the matter: “You’re misunderstanding what pedophilia means. Pedophilia is not a sexual attraction to somebody 13-years-old who is sexually mature. Pedophilia is attraction to children ... who have not reached puberty? Pedophilia is attraction to people who don’t have functioning sex organs yet. Who have not gone through puberty? Who are too young to be able to understand the way their bodies work. That’s not what we are talking about ... I think particularly in the gay world and outside the Catholic church, if that’s where some of you want to go with this, I think in the gay world, some of the most important, enriching and incredibly life-affirming, important, shaping relationships, very often, between younger boys and older men, they can be hugely positive experiences."

While Milo’s definition of pedophilia may be accurate according to the most literal reading of the dictionary definition, this definition relates to the clinical disorder and the ability to make diagnoses accordingly for the sake of determining appropriate treatment. It is not a means through which to determine whether or not adults should feel it is their moral, ethical or personal right to engage in sexual activity with minors below the legal age of consent.

Given that Milo himself (according to himself) survived his own traumatic experience of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a priest when he was 14-years-old, there is certainly reason to feel compassion for him and to provide that, possibly, as he claimed later on Facebook, this kind of dark humor at his own expense is the result of a coping mechanism such as "gallows humor."  

 

Milo, who was banned from Twitter after brutally harassing Leslie Jones initially responded to the fallout in a defensive post his Facebook page:

 

Here's the full text:

"A note for idiots (UPDATED):

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.

Some facts to consider:

1. I have outed THREE pedophiles in my career as a journalist. That's three more than any of my critics and a peculiar strategy for a supposed pedophile apologist …

2. I have repeatedly expressed disgust at pedophiles in my journalism …

3. I have never defended and would never defend child abusers, as my reporting history shows. The world is messy and complicated, and I recognize it as such, as this furore demonstrates. But that is a red line for any decent person.

4. The videos do not show what people say they show. I *did* joke about giving better head as a result of clerical sexual abuse committed against me when I was a teen. If I choose to deal in an edgy way on an internet live stream with a crime I was the victim of that's my prerogative. It's no different to gallows humor from AIDS sufferers.

5. National Review, whose journalists are tweeting about this, published an article defending Salon for giving a pedophile a platform.

6. I did say that there are relationships between younger men and older men that can help a young gay man escape from a lack of support or understanding at home. That's perfectly true and every gay man knows it. But I was not talking about anything illegal and I was not referring to pre-pubescent boys.

7. I said in the same "Drunken Peasants" podcast from which the footage is taken that I agree with the current age of consent.

8. I shouldn't have used the word "boy" when I talked about those relationships between older men and younger gay men. (I was talking about my own relationship when I was 17 with a man who was 29. The age of consent in the UK is 16.) That was a mistake. Gay men often use the word "boy" when they refer to consenting adults. I understand that heterosexual people might not know that, so it was a sloppy choice of words that I regret.

9. This rush to judgment from establishment conservatives who hate Trump as much as they hate me, before I have had any chance to provide context or a response, is one of the big reasons gays vote Democrat.

10. In case there is any lingering doubt, here's me, in the same interview the other footage is taken from, affirming that the current legal age of consent is about right: "And I think the law is probably about right. It's probably roughly the right age. I think it's probably about ok. But there are certainly people who are capable of giving consent at a younger age. I certainly consider myself to be one of them, people who were sexually active younger. I think it particularly happens in the gay world, by the way."

 

However, there are lines in the sand in every society, and Milo appears to have crossed one here in a major way.

Following the surfacing of this podcast, Milo received notice that his invitation to speak at CPAP has been rescinded

Matt Schlapp, chairman of primary CPAP sponsor the American Conservative Union (ACU) said in a statement Monday, "Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference.”

 

Milo followed up with another, somewhat more apologetic post:

 

Here is the full text:

"I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim.

I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse minors. I am horrified by pedophilia and I have devoted large portions of my career as a journalist to exposing child abusers. I've outed three of them, in fact -- three more than most of my critics. And I've repeatedly expressed disgust at pedophilia in my feature and opinion writing. My professional record is very clear.

But I do understand that these videos, even though some of them are edited deceptively, paint a different picture.

I'm partly to blame. 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.

As to some of the specific claims being made, sometimes things tumble out of your mouth on these long, late-night live-streams, when everyone is spit-balling, that are incompletely expressed or not what you intended. Nonetheless, I've reviewed the tapes that appeared last night in their proper full context and I don't believe they say what is being reported.

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."

 

Unfortunately for Milo, the damage seems far from done.

Now, Publisher's Weekly announced on Twitter that Simon & Schuster has officially canceled production of his upcoming book, Dangerous.

 

Milo confirmed via Facebook:

This evening he announced that he will be holding a press conference in NYC tomorrow, January 21st, at 3:00 pm, so we will definitely be keeping our eye for more details as this situation unfolds.

 

 

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