By Lauren Wagner February 20, 2017 9:19 PM CST
Milo Yiannopoulos is a self-proclaimed journalist who dropped out of college twice (University of Manchester & Wolfson College). He then gained fame as an internet bully before becoming Breitbart’s Tech editor and the face of the Alt-Right. As a self-loathing homosexual Milo ostracized the queer community long ago. He’s raged against “the left” and LGBTQ community as well as basically every other minority group he thought of.
So far that platform has elevated him to the point that he had been invited to be keynote speaker at the upcoming CPAC hosted by the American Conservative Union. Apparently, there is a line of abhorrence that goes too far for his fan base, and a resurfaced video of Yiannopoulos shows him crossing it.
In the video Yiannopoulos criticizes age of consent laws and advocates “cross-generational” sexual relationships between older men and boys. The American Conservative Union quickly uninvited their keynote speaker in an attempt to distance themselves as the video goes viral.
After that disappointment Simon and Schuster cancelled their lucrative publication deal for “Dangerous” after enduring weeks of criticism. As online outrage spreads rumors are even swirling that Breitbart itself is considering severing ties.
At this point it seems Milo is truly a man without a state. He serves as a cautionary tale for anyone tempted to rise to fame by spewing hate or aligning themselves with it.
I included the full transcript of the video conversation below.
Milo: “This is a controversial point of view I accept. We get hung up on this kind of child abuse stuff to the point where we’re heavily policing even relationships between consenting adults, you know grad students and professors at universities.”
The men in the joint video interview then discuss Milo’s experience at age 14.
Another man says: “The whole consent thing for me. It’s not this black and white thing that people try to paint it. Are there some 13-year-olds out there capable of giving informed consent to have sex with an adult, probably…” The man says, “The reason these age of consent laws exist is because we have to set some kind of a barometer here, we’ve got to pick some kind of an age…”
Milo: “The law is probably about right, that’s probably roughly the right age. I think it’s probably about okay, 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 are sexually active younger. I think it particularly happens in the gay world by the way. In many cases actually those relationships with older men…This is one reason I hate the left. This stupid one size fits all policing of culture. (People speak over each other). This sort of arbitrary and oppressive idea of consent, which totally destroys you know 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 help 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. Some of those relationships are the most -”
It sounds like Catholic priest molestation to me, another man says, interrupting Milo.
Milo: “And you know what, I’m grateful for Father Michael. I wouldn’t give nearly such good head if it wasn’t for him.”
Other people talk. Oh my God, I can’t handle it, one man says. The next thing in line is going to be pedophilia…says another man.
Milo: “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 (unclear and cut off by others)…That’s not what we are talking about. You don’t understand what pedophilia is if you are saying I’m defending it because I’m certainly not.”
Another man said, “You are advocating for cross generational relationships here, can be honest about that?”
Milo: “Yeah, I don’t mind admitting that. 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 for those young boys they can even save those young boys, from desolation, from suicide (people talk over each other)… providing they’re consensual.”