First CPAC, now Simon & Schuster.
Milo Yiannopoulos lost a second gig Monday afternoon over his remarks defending underage pederasty, when Simon & Schuster cancelled plans to publish a book by the gay conservative provocateur this summer.
Adam Rothberg of the publisher’s public relations department made the announcement on Twitter Monday afternoon.
“After careful consideration @simonschuster and its @threshold_books have cancelled publication of Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos,” Mr. Rothberg wrote.
“Dangerous,” a title playing off of Mr. Yiannopoulos’s “Dangerous Faggot Tour,” had been set by a June 13 release by Threshold, the conservative-publishing segment of the Simon & Schuster brand.
After Mr. Yiannopoulos was given the keynote address at this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference, a video resurfaced in which the Breitbart News editor suggested that sex between adults in their 20s and 13-year-old children happens “perfectly consensually.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter last year, Mr. Yiannopoulos received a $250,000 advance for “Dangerous.” Simon & Schuster did not immediately say what would become of that money.
According to a report earlier Monday on Fox Business News, Breitbart was also considering cutting ties with Mr. Yiannopoulos.