Many were surprised when they heard that Milo Yiannopoulos, senior editor at Breitbart, was going to be one of the speakers at this year’s CPAC – Conservative Political Action Conference. However, after a video surfaced in which Yiannopoulos appears to justify or defend pedophilia, he was uninvited from appearing at the CPAC.
Milo Yiannopoulos will not speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), according to American Conservative Union president Matt Schlapp. The statement follows a conservative blog’s revelation of a video in which Yiannopoulos appears to endorse pedophilia.
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.
We realize that Mr. Yiannopoulos has responded on Facebook, but it is insufficient. It is up to him to answer the tough questions and we urge him to immediately further address these disturbing comments.
We initially extended the invitation knowing that the free speech issue on college campuses is a battlefield where we need brave, conservative standard-bearers.