Controversial right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is officially no longer the keynote speaker American Conservative Union’s (ACU) annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
A questionable video surfaced of Yiannopoulos speaking about pederasty, which quickly went viral over the weekend:
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🚨 Breaking: We obtained the #CPAC2017 Milo Yiannopoulos introductory video.
This is a must watch!
Well done @mschlapp. pic.twitter.com/2nA0H9woUX
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 19, 2017
Those waiting for an official reaction to the video did not have to wait long, as ACU chairman Matt Schlapp tweeted out a statement early Monday afternoon.
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"@ACUConservative has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at #CPAC2017." pic.twitter.com/sVWGnPCW7C
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 20, 2017
“Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference,” he wrote.
Yiannopoulos responded to the initial video on Facebook. Schlapp’s statement recognized the response, but stated that it was now up to Yiannopoulos to answer his own questions about the exchange.
Schlapp finished the statement with the nature of certain views and how they reflected