Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller has fired its opinion editor, and Milo Yiannopoulos amid controversy over the site’s publishing of a recent column the editor-in-chief confirmed to a CNN reporter Saturday.
The Daily Caller published a column from Yiannopoulos on Friday about actor Kevin Spacey for the explosive allegations that Spacey made sexual advances towards a young teenage actor, as well as created a “toxic” work environment on the set of Netflix’s “House of Cards.”
In the piece, Yiannopoulos, accused the political left of holding a double standard for left-leaning celebrities.
“Sad news: The Daily Caller has caved to pressure and cancelled my weekly column after a day, claiming, falsely, they never planned to run weekly contributions from me,” Yiannopoulos wrote Saturday. “The Daily Caller is also throwing its opinion editor Rob Mariani under the bus: we are told he has just been fired. I’m disappointed, to put it mildly.”
The column, according to Yiannopoulos, was meant to be a part of a series, but Daily Caller publisher and Carlson’s co-founder Neil Patel called it a one-off column and said he had not been hired. Yiannopoulos responded by posting personal emails with Mariani online, showing that he had agreed to write a 600 to 1,000 word weekly column for the site.
In February, a video from a 2016 podcast surfaced in which Milo defended the idea of relationships between grown men and young boys. “You’re misunderstanding what pedophilia means,” he said on the podcast. “Pedophilia is not a sexual attraction to somebody 13 years old who is sexually mature. Pedophilia is attraction to children who have not reached puberty.”
The firing from The Daily Caller comes after Yiannopoulos lost his biggest benefactor, conservative billionaire Robert Mercer.
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