Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart

On Tuesday, Milo Yiannopoulos resigned from Breitbart news, where he had been the tech editor for the outlet.

His resignation came after a wave of controversy followed him when he seemed to make comments in support of pedophilia.

"I wouldn't give nearly such good head if it wasn't for [Father Michael]," he joked in a recently unearthed video, adding that it was not abuse. "It was perfectly consensual. When I was 14, I was the predator."

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The video has since gone viral and has sparked considerable backlash, with the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) dropping him as a featured speaker after board members objected to him and Simon & Schuster dropping his book deal.

However, Breitbart did not back away from Yiannopoulos, and he acknowledged this in his resignation statement.

"Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved," he wrote. "I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues' important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately."