In recent weeks, milo yiannopoulos has become a household name after left-wing protesters rioted and shutdown his speech at UC Berkeley last month. Following his appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last Friday, new information has been uncovered about the senior editor of Breitbart News.

Tapper on Milo

Before Milo Yiannopoulos clashed with comedian Larry Wilmore on "Real Time with Bill Maher," he had been universally known as a Donald Trump supporting troll who makes a name for himself by touring college campuses and picking on liberal groups like Black Lives Matter, feminists, and others.

However, last year, the controversial journalist from the United Kingdom sat down for an interview with Joe Rogan, where the issue of apparent pedophilia came into question. Yiannopoulos appeared to defend the act of older men engaging in sexual acts with younger boys, commenting on his own alleged experiences with "Father Michael." When the video was uncovered and the article was published over the weekend, Milo quickly defended himself on his Facebook page, and denied any wrongdoing. In response, CNN host Jake Tapper took to Twitter on February 19 to give his thoughts.

"This guy is speaking at CPAC??????" Jake Tapper wrote on Twitter, while posting the aforementioned video.

"Friend of mine, conservative, could not be more distraught by this Milo tape," Tapper went on to write in a follow-up tweet, before adding, "Was molested as a child. Horrified."

"My friend, a survivor of sex trafficking: 'Milo straight up defended abusing 13 yr old boys...Please don't let that be normalized,'" Jake Tapper went on to write, while quoting a friend on the issue.

"More from survivor of sex trafficking: "Please please please don't let that mess he said go away,'" the CNN host posted, using another quote from his friend, before adding his own comment by asking, "How on earth can CPAC defend this?"

"Was planning on ignoring for the most part, for those saying 'stop publicizing him.' But friend reached out & pled w me to say something," Jake Tapper continued in another social media message.

In yet another post, the CNN host added, "And sometimes that's what journalists do - give voice to the voiceless. In this case, a survivor of sex trafficking HORRIFIED by Milo." Tapper then tweeted his final message on the matter, as of press time, posting, "Preying on children is the definition of evil. Justifying it in any way is sick and disturbing. Has everyone lost their minds?"

Milo's defense

Milo Yiannopoulos continued to defend himself on Facebook, posting examples of his own work as a journalist where he claimed to have "outed" numerous pedophiles in the past.

"I do not support pedophilia. Period. It is a vile and disgusting crime, perhaps the very worst," Yiannopoulos went on to write, before repeating, " I am completely disgusted by the abuse of children."

The Breitbart News editor continued, listing eight examples in his defense, before calling news reports on the issue a "rush to judgment," and blasting anti-Trump Republicans for attacking him. "This rush to judgment from establishment conservatives who hate Trump as much as they hate me, before I have had any chance to provide context or a response, is one of the big reasons gays vote Democrat," Milo Yiannopoulos concluded.