Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative provocateur whose comments on race and gender have been assailed by Democrats and Republicans alike, resigned Tuesday from his senior editor position at Breitbart News.
In recent days, nearly a dozen reporters at the conservative news organization had threatened to resign if Yiannopoulos was not fired for remarks he made that critics said endorsed pedophilia.
Moreover, Yiannopoulos, a staunch defender of the alt-right white nationalist movement, was supposed to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, but his invitation was rescinded Monday. And Simon & Schuster announced it was canceling the publication of Yiannopoulos’ upcoming book, “Dangerous.”
Yiannopoulos denounced pedophilia on Tuesday and said his words were taken out of context.
“Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,” he said in a statement Tuesday. “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.”  
Shortly after it …
READ MORE ON LATIMES.COM