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:
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.
“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