On Tuesday, Milo Yiannopoulos resigned from Breitbart News after a video resurfaced where it appeared to some people that he defended pedophilia.
“I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately. This decision is mine alone,” Yiannopoulos said in a press conference.
“I’m partly to blame. My own experiences as a victim led me to believe I could say anything I wanted to on this subject, no matter how outrageous,” he said.
Milo went on to say that the videos were edited deceptively. He said he will continue to be a “free speech warrior” and that he soon will be launching an independent media venture.