Steve Bannon Dropped from The New Yorker Festival Following Intense Backlash

On Monday morning,  it was announced that Steve Bannon would be headlining the upcoming New Yorker Festival.

As you can imagine, the idea of having a white nationalist headline anything — let alone something as prestigious as The New Yorker Festival — didn’t sit well with many.

Within hours the magazine’s readers as well as several celebrities who were slated to speak at the festival opted to boycott if Bannon would be in attendance.

David Remnick — editor of The New Yorker — issued a statement explaining why he thought having Steve Bannon would be a good idea in the first place and that due to the immense backlash Steve would no longer be in attendance.

You can read it in full below.

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