Milo Yiannopoulos has been officially uninvited from speaking at CPAC after a new video emerged where he was condoning pedophilia:
Here’s the full statement from Matt Schlapp, ACU Chairman:
Congrats to @mschlapp for making the right call in the end.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) February 20, 2017
UPDATE: Milo says he’s still coming to CPAC:
I just got off the phone with Milo Y. He was unaware of this decision and said he's probably still coming to DC. https://t.co/YxCAjLyC7I
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) February 20, 2017
UPDATE 2: Milo just responded to the controversy about 20 minutes ago, likely before he found out about the disinvitation.
Here’s the relevant part:
As to some of the specific claims being made, sometimes things tumble out of your mouth on these long, late-night live-streams, when everyone is spit-balling, that are incompletely expressed or not what you intended. Nonetheless, I’ve reviewed the tapes that appeared last night in their proper full context and I don’t believe they say what is being reported.
I do not advocate for illegal behavior. I explicitly say on the tapes that I think the current age of consent is “about right.”
I do not believe sex with 13-year-olds is okay. When I mentioned the number 13, I was talking about the age I lost my own virginity.
I shouldn’t have used the word “boy” — which gay men often do to describe young men of consenting age — instead of “young man.” That was an error.
I am certainly guilty of imprecise language, which I regret.
Anyone who suggests I turn a blind eye to illegal activity or to the abuse of minors is unequivocally wrong. I am implacably opposed to the normalization of pedophilia and I will continue to report and speak accordingly.
There’s a chasm between what he says here and what he says in the video. ‘Imprecise language’ doesn’t explain it.