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Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns as Yeezy Chief of Staff Amid Porn Plans

Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns as Yeezy Chief of Staff Amid Porn Plans

Milo Yiannopoulos is parting ways with Ye (formerly Kanye West). The ex-Breitbart editor, who had been serving as Yeezy‘s chief of staff, revealed his exit to TMZ on Wednesday.

“I wish Ye every success in the future,” he told the outlet. “I have some concerns about his new team and hope he proceeds with caution.”

Yiannopoulos also shared with TMZ his letter of resignation, in which he wrote that he “cannot be complicit in the production or dissemination of pornographic films and literature, for moral and religious reasons. He added that “such material and the kind of people invariably involved in its production represent an imminent danger to my life as a recovering addict and an unacceptable risk to my spiritual and physical health as a former homosexual.”

He also noted on his resignation letter that he was delivering an “orderly handover” by Friday, May 31 or “the first pornography shoot, whichever is sooner.” Yiannopoulos also stated that if the company “publicly and permanently abandons any plan to produce, distribute or profit from obscene content,” he would be honored to return to Yeezy.

A source told Rolling Stone that besides Yiannopoulos, around 20 Yeezy employees have left the company because of other issues with Ye. “Porn was the slightest of factors,” the insider said.

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A rep for Ye has not yet responded to The Hollywood Reporter‘s request for comment.

Back in April, a representative for Yeezy told TMZ that West was considering launching his own adult entertainment division within the brand and was in talks with Stormy Daniels’ ex-husband and pornography producer Mike Moz to spearhead this endeavor.

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