Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was hastily disinvited from the annual New Yorker festival on Monday, after his inclusion as headliner sparked online outrage and prompted many other speakers to drop out.
In a statement to CNBC, Bannon slammed New Yorker editor-in-chief David Remnick for his change of heart.
Remnick announced his reversal Monday night after scads of critics called him out for giving someone like Bannon, with his offensive—and some say dangerous—views on race and ethnicity, among other things, such a distinguished platform.
A statement from David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, explaining his decision to no longer include Steve Bannon in the 2018 New Yorker Festival. pic.twitter.com/opayiw5GQ2
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) September 3, 2018