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Milo Yiannopoulos‘ book Dangerous has been canceled.
The Breitbart editor had signed a $250,000 book deal in December with Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, but the publisher announced on Monday via Twitter that it has halted plans for the book after “careful consideration.”
Yiannopoulos confirmed the news on Facebook, saying simply, “They canceled my book.”
Yiannopoulos, who appeared on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher last week to discuss his views on Hollywood liberalism, was disinvited from this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, where he was supposed to deliver the keynote address.
“Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference,” read a statement from ACU chairman Matt Schlapp on Monday.
The controversial figure was famously banned from Twitter last year after harassing Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones on the platform. Yiannopoulos also made headlines for his contentious appearance on Friday night’s Real Time, in which he criticized Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman and again Jones, before getting into a shouting match with former Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore.
“They said banning me from Twitter would finish me off. Just as I predicted, the opposite has happened,” Yiannopoulos told The Hollywood Reporter upon signing the book deal.
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