Milo Yiannopoulos Book Deal Canceled By Publisher
Simon & Schuster has canceled Milo Yiannopoulous's book deal following the circulation of a video in which the conservative journalist and "provocateur" can be heard commenting on pedophillia.
Business Insider reports:
Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative provocateur known for brusque and controversial political commentary, just had his book deal canceled by publisher Simon & Schuster.
"After careful consideration, Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint have canceled publication of 'Dangerous' by Milo Yiannopoulos," a statement from the company read Monday afternoon.
Yiannopoulos confirmed the cancellation on his Facebook page.
Civil-rights advocates railed against Simon & Schuster after the $250,000 book deal was announced last year, citing Yiannopoulos' far-right politics that often delved into discriminatory language. The publisher defended the deal at the time, saying "We do not and never have condoned discrimination or hate speech in any form."