On Monday, Simon & Schuster’s PR pro, Adam Rothberg, tweeted the following statement:
— (((Adam Rothberg))) (@AdamRothberg) February 20, 2017
Simon & Schuster’s decision follows outrage over a recording that appeared to show Yiannopoulos endorsing sex between “younger boys” and older men. The remarks were made during an internet livestream and circulated in an edited video on Twitter.
In the clip, Yiannopoulos said the age of consent was “not this black and white thing” and that relationships “between younger boys and older men . . . can be hugely positive experiences”.