The controversy over Milo Yiannopoulos has hit the Breitbart News website offices as employees are reportedly threatening to quit unless he’s fired from his position as an editor-in-chief.
A senior editor at the website told the Washingtonian that at least half a dozen employees were threatening to quit. Yiannopoulos was set to speak at CPAC, the conservative political convention, when videos resurfaced appearing to show him defending pedophilia.
Milo had made a career out of making outrageous and offensive comments which were met with violent protests from the left, most notably and recently at UC Berkeley in California.
“The fact of the matter is that there’s been so many things that have been objectionable about Milo over the last couple of years, quite frankly,” said the senior editor. “This is something far more sinister.”
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 20, 2017
Since then, Yiannopoulos has lost a lucrative book deal with Simon & Schuster, and critics are demanding that Breitbart News fire the conservative media figure.