The conservative Daily Caller fired its opinion editor after the site published a piece by the right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.
Geoffrey Ingersoll, who is editor-in-chief at the Caller, confirmed Saturday to CNN that the Daily Caller's opinion editor Rob Mariani had been let go.
The news of his firing came following a Facebook post from Yiannopoulos about his short-lived column gig.
"Sad news: The Daily Caller has caved to pressure and cancelled my weekly column after a day, claiming, falsely, they never planned to run weekly contributions from me," Yiannopoulos wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday. "The Daily Caller is also throwing its opinion editor Rob Mariani under the bus: we are told he has just been fired. I'm disappointed, to put it mildly."
The right-leaning news outlet featured a column from Yiannopoulos on Friday that made waves in the Twitter world. In the column, Yiannopoulos tore into actor Kevin Spacey over allegations that he made sexual advances towards a young teenager.
Yiannopoulos shared emails to his Facebook page, showing the now fired opinion editor agreeing to the 600-to-1000 word weekly column.
The Daily Caller has also deleted a line from Milo's column stating that he would have a "new weekly column."
Yiannopoulos resigned from his editor position at the Breitbart News website in February after videos resurfaced showing him apparently expressing support for some instances of sex between adults and minors.