After a video clip was unearthed over the weekend of alt-right head and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos defending pedophilia, there is talk within the alt-right media outlet over whether to fire him.
Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino confirmed on Monday that Yiannopoulos is "facing possible dismissal" within Breitbart, noting there is a "fierce debate" within the company.
"There are senior people inside Breitbart right now that are saying that these latest statements are a bridge too far," Gasparino explained. He continued later, "[Yiannopoulos] has made many controversial statements ... and this one has pushed it over the line." Gasparino added that Breitbart has generally defended Yiannopoulos' statements.
"I just know that inside Breitbart, there are people saying that there's a good chance — there is a debate, there are people that want him to stay — but they find this thing very, very hard to defend and we're going to see what happens," said Gasparino.
#BreakingNews : @BreitbartNews weighing dismissal of Milo Yiannopoulos announcement could come soon no comment from Milo— Charles Gasparino (@Charles Gasparino)1487618327.0
from inside @BreitbartNews - the decision on Milo will be a business one; can they keep him without accelerating advertisers already bolting— Charles Gasparino (@Charles Gasparino)1487622616.0
The Hill reports that Yiannopoulos released a statement on his Facebook page apologizing for the comments. "I'm partly to blame. My own experiences as a victim led me to believe I could say anything I wanted to on this subject, no matter how outrageous," he said.
Watch the Fox Business clip below.