Rightwing CPAC conference cancels speaker after announcing theme is defeating cancel culture
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The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is being held in Florida this year for the first time to avoid coronavirus precautions in the DC area. The theme is “America Uncanceled.”
But organizers have decided to uninvite a speaker with a history of making anti-Semitic remarks and in a dizzying display of double standards, he’s complaining that he “feels silenced.”
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“We have just learned that someone we invited to CPAC has expressed reprehensible views that have no home with our conference or our organization,” CPAC tweeted on Monday. “The individual will not be participating at our conference.”
We have just learned that someone we invited to CPAC has expressed reprehensible views that have no home with our conference or our organization. The individual will not be participating at our conference.
— CPAC 2021 (@CPAC) February 22, 2021
While the tweet didn’t explicitly state who got the boot, it wasn’t hard to decipher since progressives had been decrying the speaker’s inclusion all day.
Young Pharoah, an online commentator with a long history of making anti-Semitic remarks, was originally listed as a participant on one of the panels. He confirmed that he was uninvited by the conference, saying, “Basically I’m being censored.”
“I feel like I’m being silenced. I feel like my rights are being violated.”
The pundit has claimed that Judiasm is a “complete lie” and Jewish people are “thieves.” He has demanded to debate “the top Jewish rabbi” to prove his points.
This week’s CPAC is featuring a speaker named Young Pharaoh. In the past year, he’s claimed that: 1) Judaism is a “complete lie”; 2) Jewish people are “thieving”; 3) and “all the censorship & pedophilia on social media is being done by Israeli Jews.” https://t.co/km1UFzl1IQ
— Eric Hananoki (@ehananoki) February 22, 2021