Milo Yiannopoulos has officially announced his resignation from Breitbart. The polarizing political spokesman has stepped down from his post at the publication after igniting a media firestorm following his comments about sex with children.
JUST IN: Milo Yiannopoulos announces his resignation from Breitbart News— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 21, 2017
"It would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues' important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effectively immediately. This decision is mine alone," Yiannopoulos said in a statement.
After the announcement was made that he was leaving the company, social media absolutely exploded. Twitter users have been voicing their opinions on the conservative columnist resigning from Breitbart, and the reactions are brutal.
Check out the Twitter reactions to Milo resigning here:
@NBCNews News Flash: Defending pedophilia a bad career move.— DanJustDan (@ShotoDan2016) February 21, 2017
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Are you surprised that Milo Yiannopoulos resigned from Breitbart?
@NBCNews He needs to start naming names before he ends up in jail.— Kristine Schmidt (@Kschmidt67) February 21, 2017
@NBCNews Resigned??? He should have been fired, no saving face, no tap dancing around the issue. Fired!— Gayle Becchetti (@G_Becchetti) February 21, 2017
@NBCNews what's the over/under until Trump brings him in as an advisor?— SkolSister (@cvtheisen) February 21, 2017