Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited by CPAC, dropped by Simon & Schuster, and by the time you read this article he may have had his employment terminated by Breitbart. I say good riddance.
CPAC had no choice but to distance itself- more like run away from- Milo. The last thing the Conservative Political Action Committee needs is to co-brand itself with someone who questions the definition of the word pedophilia. It’s one thing to make a mistake, but it’s another to shoot yourself in the head which CPAC organizers would have done had they permitted to Milo to take center stage. What about the President? Trump is scheduled to speak at CPAC on Friday.
Given his relationship with the media and recent news events do you think he wants follow a speaker who in a You Tube video suggested that minors as young as 13 were “sexually mature” enough for relations with adults?
Oh, I know Milo has his loyal fans out there- of which there are many- who are crying foul and saying his freedom of speech has been trampled upon. How so? No one is denying him his right to speak. He just won’t be able to do it as an invited guest speaker at CPAC. Speaking at CPAC is a privilege offered by its executive management. Not a constitutional right.
Milo and his loyal supporters also claim that the You Tube video of his comments have been selectively edited and point to the fact that he has since denounced pedophilia as a “vile and disgusting crime.” Kudos to him for denouncing but the fact that he even had to speaks volumes. In fact it’s sad. In one video clip he says, “We’re talking about age 13-25, 13-28 year olds — these things do happen perfectly consensually”.
I’ve always viewed Milo as being 75% entertainer and 25% political commentator. I assumed the only reason he was at Breitbart in the first place was because of his vast loyal following which translates into clicks which translates into advertising revenue. In other words as long as he didn’t scare too many traditional advertisers away he was overall good for business.
On the one hand, one can’t help but feel a bit of sadness for the guy. On Monday, Milo revealed that he was a child abuse victim and that experience has, “led me to believe I could say anything I wanted to on this subject, no matter how outrageous.” Tragic.
He can still bounce back however despite his recent losses and for his sake I hope he does. After all, Ann Coulter has the distinction of having been disinvited from CPAC in 2008 and 2015 and it hasn’t hurt her career and of course he can always self publish. The one thing he won’t be doing though is speaking at CPAC this year. That’s a good thing.
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