BREAKING: MILO UNINVITED! — UPDATE 2: Milo responds to controversy on Facebook

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:

UPDATE: Milo says he’s still coming to CPAC:

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.

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