The Downfall Of Milo
By: Tyler Huff
February 21, 2017
When I wrote my most recent post about Milo Yiannopoulos, I obviously didn’t know what I do now.
A video previously surfaced that claimed to show Yiannopoulos “condoning” pedophilia. However; very few people knew about it. On Sunday, February 19, the video resurfaced just one day after Milo was announced as the keynote speaker at CPAC 2017. The backlash was substantial, as most would expect considering who he is.
Following this “re-revelation” on Monday, the ACU, the organization that runs CPAC, decided it would be in their best interest to sever ties with him. Later on in the day, Simon & Schuster canceled the upcoming June release of Yiannopoulos’ book “Dangerous”.
I tell you all of that to tell you this.
No matter who you are or how much of a “shock-jock, provocateur” you may be, you must at the very least think about what you’re going to say before actually saying it. I do not think that Milo Yiannopolous is a bad person. As I’ve often said, and firmly believe, you cannot believe everything you see or hear. However; in a moment like this, it’s pretty obvious that he stated that sometimes a [sexual] relationship between a thirteen year-old boy and a significantly older man is good for the kid. That is not acceptable in any place or culture on this planet.
As of this moment, just like CPAC, I am going to have to rescind my support of Milo.
What I said in the previous article still rings true. The UC Berkeley protest is part of a larger problem: the hypocrisy of the Left and the assault on free speech. That’s what we need to focus on.