Simon & Schuster, Breitbart News distance themselves from Milo Yiannopoulos

The publisher announced on Monday that it was not publishing the provocative reporter’s book, and on Tuesday, Breitbart said it had accepted the editor’s resignation.

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On Monday, Simon & Schuster’s PR pro, Adam Rothberg, tweeted the following statement:

Statement: After careful consideration @simonschuster and its @threshold_books have cancelled publication of Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos

— (((Adam Rothberg))) (@AdamRothberg) February 20, 2017

The Guardian reported:

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”.

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