A video has emerged of alt-right commentator and editor at Breitbart, Milo Yiannopous, defending paedophilia.
The Independent reports:
In the excerpt from the podcast being circulated, the Breitbart senior editor says he defines paedophiles as people who are sexually attracted to children who have not reached puberty. He adds that he believes some teenagers under the age of 16 are able to consent to sexual activity….
In The Drunken Peasants podcast, which aired a year ago, Yiannopoulos says “we get hung up on this child abuse stuff”. He said he believed the current legal age of consent was “probably about right” before making the claim that some teenagers are “capable” of consenting to sexual activity at a younger age.
He said: “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 were sexually active younger”. He added that he believed this “particularly happens in the gay world”.
At one point he refers to the possibility of relationships between 13-year-olds and 25- or 28-years-olds, claiming “these things do happen, perfectly consensually”.
He claims there is an “arbitrary and oppressive” idea of consent, and that “people are messy and complex, and in the homosexual world particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men, the coming of age relationships,” are places 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 rock where they can’t speak to their parents.”
He is interrupted by one of the presenters, who said: “This sounds like priest molestation to me.”
Mr Yiannopoulos replies: “And do you know what? I’m, grateful to Father Michael, I wouldn’t give nearly as good head if it wasn’t for him.”