Yiannopoulos issued a statement on his resignation Tuesday, thanking the company for allowing him to “carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that would otherwise never have heard them.”
The announcement comes after Simon & Schuster canceled his book deal following newly surfaced remarks in which he defends relationships between boys and older men. The comments also cost him his invitation to speak at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference.
“I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately,” Yiannopoulos said in a statement. “