WASHINGTON — The transit system for the nation’s capital region is pulling ads promoting a new book by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.
The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2uVRjuv ) that Metro is removing the ads after finding they violate the system’s advertising guidelines.
Yiannopoulos is self-publishing the book, “Dangerous,” after publisher Simon and Schuster canceled his book deal.
The cancellation came after a backlash to recorded remarks in which Yiannopoulos seemed to defend sexual relationships between men and boys.
On Friday Yiannopoulos filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Simon and Schuster for cancelling the book deal.
Metro spokesman Richard Jordan told the Post that the ads violated a Metro rule against advertisements intended to influence public policy.