Steve Bannon disinvited from New Yorker Festival after backlash

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By Tim Stelloh  with NBC News U.S. News
Steve Bannon in Prague on May 22, 2018.   -   Copyright  Sean Gallup Getty Images file

The controversial former White House strategist who was scheduled to headline the New Yorker Festival next month, Steve Bannon, was disinvited from the event on Monday after a growing backlash.

In a statement, editor David Remnick said he would interview Bannon in "a more traditionally journalistic setting" in the future.

The decision came after high-profile festival guests, including director Judd Apatow and comedian John Mulaney, said they would drop out of the event if Bannon participated.