Milo Yiannopoulos will address recent comments about pedophilia that sparked outrage over the weekend during a press conference at 3 p.n. ET in New York City on Tuesday.
After it was announced on Tuesday that he is leaving the far-right media outlet Breitbart, the alt-right firebrand is also expected to discuss his exit at the presser.
On Sunday, a video surfaced in which Yiannopoulos said some relationships between adults and 13-year-olds are consensual. The former Breitbart editor and outspoken Donald Trump supporter also joked that being molested had made him good at oral sex.
His comments have resulted in being uninvited to speak at CPAC, Simon & Schuster canceling his book deal and speculation about Breitbart ending its relationship with the editor, which Yiannopoulos is expected to address during the press conference.
“I do not support pedophilia. Period. It is a vile and disgusting crime, perhaps the very worst,” he wrote on Facebook. “There are selectively edited videos doing the rounds, as part of a coordinated effort to discredit me from establishment Republicans, that suggest I am soft on the subject.”
Yiannopoulos also wrote: “I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim… My own experiences as a victim led me to believe I could say anything I wanted to on this subject, no matter how outrageous.”
Watch the video above.