The alt-right American news site Breitbart is reportedly set to sack their controversial senior editor milo yiannopoulos after the 33-year old seemingly made comments advocating paedophilia. The comments made took place during "The Drunken Peasants" and the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcasts which both aired over a year ago. However, the footage has recently resurfaced and sparked mass outcry, with a speech from Yiannopoulos at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) being cancelled alongside a planned book deal for the controversial journalist.

Yiannopoulos in trouble over comments deemed to promote paedophilia

Yiannopoulos rose to fame thanks to his controversial views on a number of sensitive subjects, including feminism, racism and religion. He was banned from the social media site Twitter last July after he was accused of encouraging racist and sexist abuse towards the "Ghostbusters" actress Leslie Jones. Yiannopoulos is no stranger to controversy, however, the recently resurfaced footage where he makes comments regarding sexual relationships between "younger boys and older men", has really sparked outrage. Yiannopoulos has had a book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster rescinded as well as been dropped from speaking at the highly prestigious CPAC alongside President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence.

To make matters worse for Yiannopoulos, it now seems as though the controversial senior editor of Breitbart could be set for a dismissal from the role which helped mould his career.

Yiannopoulos to lose job at Breitbart?

According to Fox Business, sources from within Breitbart claim that Yiannopoulus' comments have led to an internal debate regarding the future of Yiannopoulos within the company.

With executives believing that the senior editor's comments could be "damaging" towards the Breitbart brand. One of the sources claimed that Breitbart had enough "advertising issues" due to its association with the alt-right, something which they attributed to having a negative effect on the business side of Breitbart's growth.

A campaign group also recently claimed that more than 1,000 advertisers have recently severed their ties with the news outlet, including Kellogs, BMW and Visa. Whilst another of Breitbart's senior editors has stated that "at least half a dozen" employees are prepared to resign over Yiannopoulos' comments. Talking to The Washingtonian on Monday, the unnamed senior editor at the publication claimed that although many at the company had found many of Yiannopoulos' views "objectionable" in the past, his recently surfaced comments were "something more sinister".

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