(THE HILL) — Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on Tuesday resigned from Breitbart News after a video resurfaced where he appeared to defend pedophilia, sparking outcry among liberals and conservatives alike.
“Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,” Yiannopoulos, a Breitbart senior editor, said in a statement.
“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," he added.
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