READ: Transcript of Milo Yiannopoulos Video on Pedophilia

Milo Yiannopoulos is a conservative British journalist who was kicked off Twitter after his followers bullied Leslie Jones. (Getty)

Milo Yiannopoulos is a conservative British journalist who was kicked off Twitter after his followers bullied Leslie Jones. (Getty)

Internet provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos – now uninvited as a CPAC keynote speaker – is under fire after he was captured on video advocating “cross generational” sexual relationships between boys and older men.

The American Conservative Union has now rescinded its invite for Milo to speak at CPAC – a major gathering of prominent conservatives – as the outrage grows over the videotaped comments about 13-year-old boys and older men. Yiannopoulos resigned from the conservative site Breitbart on February 21, and Simon & Schuster cancelled his upcoming book. Milo held a press conference at 3 p.m. on February 21 in New York City.

Watch it here. He admitted he made “outrageous” statements but said he was being targeted unfairly. He apologized to “other victims of abuse” for his comments and pledged to continue advocating for free speech. He also said he has an upcoming new media venture planned, and he revealed he was molested when he was underage by two men.

What did he say, though, in the video that provoked the outrage in the first place?

Here’s the full transcript of the video making the rounds on social media. The comments were made on the Drunken Peasants podcast. (Spots with a “…” indicate where people talked over each other or it was unintelligible. Otherwise, this is the word-for-word transcript of what Milo said.)

Milo: “This is a controversial point of view I accept. We get hung up on this kind of child abuse stuff to the point where we’re heavily policing even relationships between consenting adults, you know grad students and professors at universities.”

The men in the joint video interview then discuss Milo’s experience at age 14.

Another man says: “The whole consent thing for me. It’s not this black and white thing that people try to paint it. Are there some 13-year-olds out there capable of giving informed consent to have sex with an adult, probably…”

The man says, “The reason these age of consent laws exist is because we have to set some kind of a barometer here, we’ve got to pick some kind of an age…”

Milo: “The law is probably about right, that’s probably roughly the right age. I think it’s probably about okay, but there are certainly people who are capable of giving consent at a younger age, I certainly consider myself to be one of them, people who are sexually active younger. I think it particularly happens in the gay world by the way. In many cases actually those relationships with older men…This is one reason I hate the left. This stupid one size fits all policing of culture. (People speak over each other). This sort of arbitrary and oppressive idea of consent, which totally destroys you know understanding that many of us have. The complexities and subtleties and complicated nature of many relationships. You know, people are messy and complex. In the homosexual world particularly. Some of those relationships between younger boys and older men, the sort of coming of age relationships, the relationships in which those older men help those young boys to discover who they are, and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable and sort of a rock where they can’t speak to their parents. Some of those relationships are the most -”

It sounds like Catholic priest molestation to me, another man says, interrupting Milo.

Milo:
“And you know what, I’m grateful for Father Michael. I wouldn’t give nearly such good head if it wasn’t for him.”

Other people talk. Oh my God, I can’t handle it, one man says. The next thing in line is going to be pedophilia…says another man.

Milo: “You’re misunderstanding what pedophilia means. Pedophilia is not a sexual attraction to somebody 13-years-old who is sexually mature. Pedophilia is attraction to children who have not reached puberty. Pedophilia is attraction to people who don’t have functioning sex organs yet. Who have not gone through puberty. Who are too young to be able (unclear and cut off by others)…That’s not what we are talking about. You don’t understand what pedophilia is if you are saying I’m defending it because I’m certainly not.”

Another man said, “You are advocating for cross generational relationships here, can we be honest about that?”

Milo: “Yeah, I don’t mind admitting that. I think particularly in the gay world and outside the Catholic church, if that’s where some of you want to go with this, I think in the gay world, some of the most important, enriching and incredibly life affirming, important shaping relationships very often between younger boys and older men, they can be hugely positive experiences for those young boys. They can even save those young boys, from desolation, from suicide (people talk over each other)… providing they’re consensual.”

Here’s the video:

You can read a full transcript of Milo’s follow-up press conference explaining the above here.

Some people immediately demanded that CPAC pull his invite. Politico reported on February 18: “Controversial author and Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference.” CPAC moved swiftly to yank the invite.

Milo posted a response entitled “a note for idiots” on Facebook after the video began widely circulating on social media. He claimed circulated videos were selectively edited and denounced pedophilia. You can read it here:

He posted again on February 20:

Read more about Milo resigning from Breitbart here:

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Theresa Brown

It seems to me that Milo’s comment could be equally applied to how messed up our sex offender laws have become.
There are true and real pedophiles and perverts who are irredeemable.
Our political correctness can now cause a 19 year old boy to be forever labeled as a sex offender for having sex with a young girl under 18 – not only ridiculous, but it reduces our effectiveness in dealing with the true perverts.
Milo speaks his mind – but it’s far worse that the media spins and distorts the message to support their own agenda.
If anyone has a 13 year old kid and allows them to listen to the garbage rap and crap of so called artists like Beyonce… they are far more guilty of contributing to the perversion of a minor than is Milo

sungodstarshine

Put a fork in him, he’s done. No matter how he wants to ‘rework’ his comments, he said what he said, unbelievable as the words are when we hear them coming right out of his mouth in at least two separate interviews (one with Joe Rogan, as well as the interview quoted here, and another longer cut I haven’t heard where he supposedly talks about children as young as twelve or thirteen according to those who have heard it). It is very much a characteristic of narcissism to believe that you are so much smarter than the average person that you can talk your way out of anything. However, these words of Milo’s were recorded, and he goes on at length in a very insistent way with Joe Rogan about his experience with and support of pedophilia. By the way, I have been out as a lesbian for over 25 years and this is the FIRST time in my life that I have ever heard any gay man staunchly defend and endorse pedophilia as Milo does here (p.s. one of the favorite defenses of pedophilia by sexual predators is to break it down into sectional age groups and say that above a certain age it doesn’t qualify as pedophilia. To the contrary, under the law, it does.) I take great, great umbrage with MIlo’s inference that this practice is ‘part of the gay world’. No, it may have been part of his world, but the gay men I have known throughout my life since I came out in my early twenties (I am 48 now) have dated, loved, and slept with other ADULT males, NOT CHILDREN. Milo ought to be ashamed for going on at length in support of pedophilia several times in different interviews, but it is clear he has no shame.

Anonymous

You know that this information and these will make no difference to the Trumpanzees. They voted for a self-admitted rapist.

Anonymous

But you know that if a liberal or moderate had made such statements, Trump supporters would have tarred, feathered, and killed him by now.

Cheri

Trump supporters are not promoting violence or committing violent acts. That comes for your side of the aisle.

Steven Tucker

You are naive or lying. Trump supporters have, in my experience , spoken of violence to the point of ethnic cleansing. Read some comments inn Breitbart or American Renaissance, and then stop lying.

Michelle

“Spoken” is a far cry from acting out like the left is fond of doing … constantly.

Peter Neagle

What do you mean like Lena Dunham wrote about molesting her sister when she was a child ? Or George Takei talking on Howard Stern about almost the exact same thing as Milo, about his first gay experience at 13 with an older man and not thinking it was pedophilia ?

jacob

if these snowflakes keep it up they might just learn what actual violence is. they dont understand the force that hides behind the conservatives in this country. snowflakes can break windows that nobody is protecting, but they havent been confronted by a brutal redneck thats 400lb of straight muscle that can literally rip their head from their body like opening a gallon of milk. snowflake need to watch their mouths. this can end badly for them

sally-whuts-her-name

Pretty much. They want to tar and feather Lena Dunham for the thoughts she had at age 7.

Peter Neagle

And they shouldnt ? Where do you draw the line ? How old were the 3 refugees in Twin Falls who sexually assaulted a 5 year old girl and videoed it , 7,10,14 . Should they be charged with any crime ? One of them is 7 the same age as Lena claims she was in the book. A case in Australia now, a 10 year old boy has been charged with rape. Please tell me where do you draw the line, what age ?

Anonymous

lena dunham wrote a book and admitted to molesting her own sister…

Anonymous

You do realize of course that a conservative made these statements and he was effectively tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail. He lost his job. He lost his book deal. He lost his speaking appearance. His career is effectively over. Tell me again how Trump supporters treated him any differently than they would have a liberal or a moderate.

NoName

I beg to differ! Comments from further down prove that they have good arguments why there are diffrences between, for example, Sarah Nyberg – who herself repeatedly fantasized about children of 8 years and younger or Lena Dunham, who told about herself molesting her 7yr old sister: ” Everything sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl I was trying.” Remember how many people rushed in to say that it was perfectly normal if a FEMALE (males are still rapists) teenager was “experimenting” with her sister, who wasn’t even half her age? Milo on the other hand, never took advantage of anyone else in this way. He never talked about small children. He just generalized his own experiences as a teenager.
Or as another comment elaborated:

Amanda says:
February 20, 2017 at 10:11 pm

1.) Legal age of consent varies around the world. Milo is from Europe. In Europe it is at least sixteen, with fifteen or fourteen in the majority of countries. Discussing those issues is not a major offense there. For those countries freedom of speech actually still has a meaning. The most countries that are as strict or stricter than the US on the issue, are usually muslim countries.

2.) For instance: The legal age of consent is 14 in countries like Germany, Italy, Austria, Portugal etc. But discussing if a law should be changed through democratic process, because in our times even a 13 year old can probaly give informed consent – especially since so many western countries think they can at age 14 – is promoting pedophilia?

3.) If you think that early sex is harmful and legal consent can’t be given, then please remember: If Milo experiened sex at an very early age, before being legally able to consent, he is clearly first and foremost a victim. If he coped with being abused by gloryfying this experience in a kind of “Sexual Stockholm Syndrome” way, that can’t be hold against him. In this context, blaiming him of promoting pedophilia is just victim-blaiming, plain and simple.

4.) Pedophila is not the same as abuse. Pedophilia is not a sexual attraction to somebody 13-years-old who is sexually mature. Pedophilia is attraction to children who have not reached puberty. Pedophilia is attraction to people who don’t have functioning sex organs yet. Claiming Milo promotes pedophila means purposefully defaming him.

5.) The US law is of course the best in the world. Sending an 18 year old teenager to prison, making him a registred sex offender – the same way as a sixty year old who molested a baby girl – just because he crossed an inner US state border to, for instance, Arizona, before he had sex with his 17 year old girlfriend is soo much better and such a realistic view of teenage sexuality. Oh, all those teenage pedophiles out there attracted to 17 year old boys and girls. (The girls and boys themselves foremost.) Horrible!

Ryan

Watch the joe rogan podcast with Alex Jones liberals are constantly getting it took down but it just shows proof of so many of the liberals in very deep with a huge child prostitution ring yet nobody talks about and before I say this in not defending milo his comments made me want to throw up aswell although he didn’t say 13 it was 17 #fake news and he was raped not the rapist unlike the dirt you people support ty

TERRI A TURNER

You ignorant twathammer. Trump never admitted to raping anyone, and the one person who accused him of rape had the case dismissed three days before the election for lack of evidence.

sally-whuts-her-name

You can do anything…you can grab them by the pussy (without consent) = assault
I moved on that bitch…
Good to see you character thinks that type of behavior is okay. I love the whole party of religion family value thing now thinks that behavior is super cool!

Chuck Boyer

What he means by that comment, no matter how out of context it is seen differently, is that if you have enough money, ‘some’ women will fall over you offering anything and everything of themselves up while giggling about it in hopes that some of that money will be passed their way, or that just being seen with such a money rich man will win them favor and high esteem with their other women/girl friends in their group. A lot of women in her part of our society. They are also referred to as bimbos. Explain the women in the 1960’s who acted the same about the Beatles or slept with the members of the rolling stones, animals, etc. other groups.

Solace

So he was bragging about groupies who want to be with famous people, and? That speaks to the character of those women as well not just the famous people that accept that attention. I personally think he was exaggerating about how many groupies he actually had. In the same conversation he mentions trying to court another woman who turned him down and he was fine with it. That is not the character of what you guys want to portray him as.

Anonymous

Who is a self-admittied rapist? How about you provide proof to back up this accusation.

Anonymous

“They let you grab them by the p****.” ‘Let you’ are the key words.

Anonymous

Incorrect. I voted for Trump and I’ll be the first to say that Milo’s words here are disgusting. This is not OK and it’s not defensible.

It’s also sad. Milo was clearly victimized as a child and has a skewed view of sex as a result. We should not be justifying what he said and we should not be defending it, but he should be seeking help.

jacob

self admitted rapist? itd be nice if stupid people like you actually had evidence to support such a slandering claim. you know trump can actually sue you for slander or defamation of character, im thinking this is why you stayed anonymous? oh no youre too stupid to understand that slandering a very rich man is a very bad idea. youre one of those idiots that admits to murdering someone on social media. order a salad from dominos and shut your mouth before you end up in federal prison owing a rich man more money than you will ever have in your pathetic worthless life

John Doe

pedophilia
sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object; specifically : a psychological disorder in which an adult has sexual fantasies about or engages in sexual acts with a prepubescent child

Milo never suggested that he condones or supports sexual relationships nor has fantasies about prepubescent children. Not once. Maybe you should learn the definition of the words you use before you attempt to support blatant character assassination.

sungodstarshine

Milo assassinated his own character in an attempt to normalize relationships between children and adult males. These words are on tape in three separate interviews. Denial, like they say, is not a river in Egypt.

jacob

lgbtp is coming. the argument that homosexuals are born sexually attracted to the same sex, and dont have a choice, could be used for pedophiles as well. they dont have a choice, they are born thinking its okay to have sex with little kids. the argument itself is the problem. crazy people are crazy and they shouldnt be advocating for respect or rights. they should be embarrassed. society should let them know that they are disgusting. in fact most countries dont condone lgbt community. probably because its just wrong. were murderers just born that way? were thieves just born that way? maybe, but we shouldnt be sticking up for them. they deserve punishment of some kind. for the record though gays should have equal rights. they arent commiting a crime. the problem is the argument itself. it is a bad one and people should see that.

Marion Delgado

“Homosexuals aren’t good Christians” Oh its not a judgement is it? You should read Matthew 7.21-23 not 7:1.
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Judgment is coming but you won’t be the judge. No one on earth knows who will be saved. So stop worrying about homosexuals and worry about yourself. Do you not have faith that God will do the right thing? Then why do you care what another person does?

imnotanaziuare

he isnt supporting pedophilia, if you understand what hes saying, hes just stating that the line isnt black and white when it comes to sexual maturity. Also if you want people to have civil debates on taboo topics which need to be had, you cannot simply dismiss controversial opinions simply because they aren’t traditional.

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