Harvard College cancels Amos Yee’s talk

No reasons were given.

By Chan Cheow Pong | November 12, 2017

TheĀ 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.

Amos Yee invited to give talk at Harvard College

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 theirĀ Facebook bio, they are ā€œadvocates of free and open expressionā€.

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.

Amos Yee banned from Facebook for 30 days

Top image composite image via Amos Yeeā€™s video and Harvard College Open Campus Initiativeā€™s Facebook

About Chan Cheow Pong

It took Cheow Pong two decades to recover from the trauma of memorising General Paper essays before he was ready to be an English writer. In between affliction and recovery, he thoroughly enjoyed his time writing in Chinese and doing Chinese translations.

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