Harvard College cancels Amos Yee's talk

No reasons were given.

Chan Cheow Pong | November 12, 2017, 02:22 PM

The Harvard College Open Campus Initiative (HCOCI) announced online that it has cancelled a talk by Singapore's most infamous teenager Amos Yee.

This comes less than two days after the event was publicised.

No reasons given

The event was scheduled to take place on Nov. 13, 6pm (US eastern time), and Yee was proud enough to announce it on his YouTube channel.

No reasons were given for the cancellation but the orginal Facebook post on the event is now no longer available.


The HCOCI is a student-run organisation at Harvard College that was established last November.

According to their Facebook bio, they are “advocates of free and open expression”.

Yee was granted US asylum in September this year, and this would have been his first public talk.

He recently revealed that he has been banned by Facebook for 30 days for violating the social media platform's guidelines.

Top image composite image via Amos Yee’s video and Harvard College Open Campus Initiative’s Facebook