Breitbart News employees revolt, reportedly threaten to quit unless Milo Yiannopoulos is fired

Breitbart News employees revolt, reportedly threaten to quit unless Milo Yiannopoulos is fired
ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 15: Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative columnist and internet personality, looks at his tablet device during a press conference down the street from the Pulse Nightclub, June 15, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Yiannopoulos was briefly banned from Twitter on Wednesday. The shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the worst mass-shooting event in American history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.”

The videos that were popularized by a twitter account calling itself “the Reagan Battalion” were widely available for months, but went viral after the CPAC invitation.

Initially, Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union which organizes CPAC, defended the choice but outcry from the public and the ACU board forced him to rescind the invitation:

Since then, Yiannopoulos has lost a lucrative book deal with Simon & Schuster, and critics are demanding that Breitbart News fire the conservative media figure.

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