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After Outcry, Milo Yiannopoulos Dropped From Political Convention

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"I couldn't give a shit," Yiannopoulos says.

After receiving backlash, Politicon, a bipartisan political convention in Los Angeles, removed Milo Yiannopoulos from its schedule on Thursday. Organizers confirmed that he was not dropped due to a scheduling conflict, but rather formally uninvited.

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"Milo is no longer booked for Politicon," a spokesperson told TheWrap. "We've had a couple of changes and with two months to go to the convention, more names will be added and dropped. Anthony Scaramucci is also not attending due to a scheduling conflict. We have some more names soon to be confirmed and announced so we'll make sure to let you know."

The decision came after many took to social media to demand Politicon drop the conservative commentator from the October event, labeling Yiannopoulos a white supremacist.

"To others, who care only about reputation and avoiding humiliation, I guess this would be a blow. Personally, I couldn't give a shit," Yiannopoulos told TheWrap in a statement. "I subject myself to this continuous hell because unlike the needy, vacuous, desperate grifters of conservative media, I actually care about my fans and the stuff I talk about. And no amount of cancellations from now until the end of time will ever deter me from trying. Next!"

Other conservatives like Ann Coulter, who opposes hate crime laws and has accused people of color immigrating to America of "white genocide," will still attend.

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