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Milo Yiannopoulos' book deal pulled after joking about pedophilia

Milo Yiannopoulos
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Milo Yiannopoulos admitted to having childhood sexual relationships with a priest when he was 14-years-old. He made light of the situation in a 2015 podcast, and that has cost him a book deal and an endorsement.

The alt-right Yiannopoulos is best known for his reactionary high jinx when discussing the LGBT community, especially trans folk, but it was his comments about pedophilia that sent ripples of apprehension through his supporters.

In the podcast “Drunken Peasants,” which claims they take current news stories and break them down from an “altered perspective,” Yiannopoulos jokes about how his singing teacher would often engage in oral sex with him, something he says made him better at doing it.

He says the relationship was consensual and claims that he was the predator, and refused to give the name of the man in question.

He goes on to say that while he lived in Hollywood for a brief time, he also witnessed some questionable sexual activities when he attended parties. But again, refused to give specific details.

Simon & Schuster, the publishing company got wind of his remarks has canceled a book deal with the outspoken gay conservative.

“After careful consideration, Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint have canceled publication of Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos,” said a spokesman for the publishing house.

Also, Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) canceled his appearance on Wednesday, February 22.

“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.”

Known as the Technology Editor for Breitbart News, the outspoken commentator tried to clarify the statements he made in the interview.

“I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim,” he wrote. “I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse minors.”

You can see the full NSFW interview HERE.