Provocateur and CPAC Speaker Milo Yiannopoulos Celebrates Relationships Between 13-Year-Old Boys and Older Men

By Anika Smith Published on February 20, 2017

Update: CPAC has since disinvited Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking this week. Spokesman Matt Schlapp said in a statement that Yiannopoulos’ attempts to address the video clip have fallen short, calling the remarks “disturbing.”

Editor’s Note: This article contains quotes from Yiannopoulos that are sexually explicit.

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) announced Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos will be speaking at the annual gathering in National Harbor, Md. later this week. Yiannopoulos recently made headlines when social activists rioted at  UC-Berkeley to prevent him from speaking.

He is back in the news today as conservatives register their outrage and disgust over recently surfaced comments he made defending pederasty and joking about molestation and sexual assault.

The Reagan Battalion posted a video yesterday bringing Milo’s comments to light.

Milo is a gay man noted for his outspoken support of Donald Trump, whom he calls “Daddy” for the sake of the reactions he gets. His schtick is posh-accented camp, and his reward is the outrage his comments trigger.

The right response should be easy enough: turn off, tune out, and don’t give Milo the attention he craves. Maybe spend that time reading about actual conservative intellectuals who are being punished for their beliefs. A good point from University of Washington president Ana Mari Cauce, who urged upset students not to ignore Milo but to “stay away” from his scheduled lecture there:

A. I never said “ignore,” I said “stay away.” There’s a difference. Look, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Folks need to think about how to use their energy and how to be strategic. What strategy do you want to use in what situation? The reason why I believed that he was not the most strategic thing to protest is that that’s what he feeds off, that’s what he makes money off.

Think about it for a second. If there had been no protest, what you’d see is a line of mostly white men, who might be described by some as “macho,” standing in line for hours to see a gay man in a boa in essence perform camp.

If CPAC wants to champion free speech on college campuses, they should have invited someone like Robert Oscar Lopez (also a Trump supporter, BTW), who has been hounded for his work advocating for children’s rights. As Lopez pointed out after the Berkeley riots, Milo’s campus lectures only serve to raise Milo’s profile, all while conservative professors are quietly expelled.

Instead of the positive reinforcement of a boycott or a protest of Milo, conservatives attending CPAC might choose to leave the hall quietly when he speaks, or taking to Twitter to champion those who fight against sexual assault in locker rooms, like the heroic Kaeley Triller Haver. Don’t forget what Milo said, and don’t forget that CPAC invited him to speak. But don’t give him the attention he wants. Don’t feed the trolls.

Print Friendly
Comments ()
The Stream encourages comments, whether in agreement with the article or not. However, comments that violate our commenting rules or terms of use will be removed. Any commenter who repeatedly violates these rules and terms of use will be blocked from commenting. Comments on The Stream are hosted by Disqus, with logins available through Disqus, Facebook, Twitter or G+ accounts. You must log in to comment. Please flag any comments you see breaking the rules. More detail is available here.
  • Howard Rosenbaum

    For the individual that has embraced a homosexual lifestyle, it seems that w/in the realm of consent ( so called ) virtually anything goes. The justification
    for the sexually charged emotional exploitation of a “sexually mature” 13 yr old demonstrates that. Whether Milo is speaking for himself alone or if he represents a consensus among the LBGT culture is not clear. What is clear, is that for all of the reasonable , rational & relatively clever remarks that this popular pundit makes on behalf of the conservative cause, his lifestyle refutes the moral side of what he seems to be representing. The left reject him (Mr. Mahr excepted) because he is a high profile anomaly among that group of their constituents. The right have by & large embraced him for that same reason. True, Milo seems not to pull any punches where his views on everything are considered. He is the personification of sincerity. Though sincerely wrong on some issues & sincerely right on others, should the right promote him to national celebrity status ? Perhaps it’s time for a rethink …

    • Autrey Windle

      Even a broken clock is right twice a day. This guy should get out of the limelight until and unless he seeks actual counseling and the forgiveness of God. He deserves to be listened to about anything as much as the other enemies of heterosexuality and children. He needs to close his mouth literally and open his eyes. I would like a day with him behind closed doors. I know a thing or two about why he is this way and I’m not afraid of confrontation of these bent and tormented souls. But for the grace of God and the blessing of the big guns in counseling go I and many other little girls like me who could have grown up to be lost forever. This guy needs God like Paul did.

      • Howard Rosenbaum

        Yeah, twice a day – even w/out batteries …
        He will be a great witness when he discovers what is likely his true calling Should cause no small stir among those playing in left field. We should be getting ready for great & unusual signs of the times. You know, where sin abounds – grace even more abounds. I sense the enemy is somewhat aware
        of a change thats happening in the arena of the Spirit. Perhaps more so than some christians. So, when this Milo fellow gets his “batteries” his message will
        be a timely one – all day …

        • Autrey Windle

          I keep reminding myself that some of the celebrities who drive me crazy with their support of living for sin will make Paul-like witnesses if they ever make the connection. I pray like crazy that they hear and have ears to.

        • Karen Kimberly Raga

          I look forward to the redeemed Milo. Lord, have mercy.

  • Autrey Windle

    There but for the grace of God go all our little boys who are molested every day just like this one most likely was…God may have mercy on his psycho soul but not unless He is asked. I’ll pray for this guy so I don’t hate him.

    • Wayne Cook

      It’s apparent you already do.

      • Autrey Windle

        Wayne, I don’t hate him, but I do hate what he has done and is proud to keep doing.

  • Triple T

    Looks like his “Dangerous F@ggot” tour just took on a whole new meaning.

  • Dean Bruckner

    Milo Yiannopoulos states that he was sexually abused by a member of the clergy when he (Milo) was 14 years old. If true, the whole thing is another reminder of the wages of sin. God save us.

  • Giusto

    “Instead of the positive reinforcement of a boycott or a protest of Milo, conservatives attending CPAC might choose to leave the hall quietly when he speaks” Liberals are incapable of understanding a quiet form of protest and/or any form of classy behavior.

  • It must be nice for social conservatives to find a reason to finally dump Milo without feeling guilty about kicking an “icky homosexual” to the curb.

    As for his position that sometimes a young teen is capable of deciding for themselves (I disagree), please let me remind everyone how many times you’ve seen the local straight males leave “atta boy” comments in the wake of the latest female teacher molestation scandal. They think it’s great these boys got so lucky. If I had a dollar for every time I read “where were these teachers when I was in school!?” I could buy a new car. But if we swap genders and read of an adult male having sex with a young female, all bets are off. Castration is the first order of business.

Is Santa Claus Our Projection of The Messiah?
Dudley Hall
More from The Stream
Connect with Us