Ironically, a conservative conference on the subject of the so-called “culture of cancellation” has just canceled a speaker.
Last February, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) featured then-President Donald Trump memorable groping an American flag as he gave himself an “A-plus-plus-plus” rating. ”For his handling of the coronavirus pandemic (“ Everything is under control ”). The 2020 conference also featured a prankster disguised as Trump interrupting then-Vice President Mike Pence. This prankster turned out to be Sacha Baron Cohen, who was filming a bit for his then-secret sequel “Borat”.
This year’s theme is “America Uncancelled,” but the organization has already tweeted a cancellation:
The tweet did not name the individual, but earlier today CPAC canceled a speaker named Young Pharaoh due to his habit of making anti-Semitic statements; these comments were uncovered by progressive watchdog group Media Matters. The young Pharaoh called Judaism a “complete lie”, used the phrase “thief of false Jews” and wrote on Twitter that “all censorship and pedophilia on social media is carried out by Israeli Jews.”
Other speakers expected to appear at this year’s conference include a return visit from Trump, who lied about the 2020 election and then instigated a violent insurgency against the US government; Wayne Dupree, who claimed the Sandy Hook School massacre was a “hoax” by “crisis actors” and other lies; and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who was accused of covering up a sexually abusive doctor while he was a wrestling coach at Ohio State University, among others.
In other words, many believed that the “individual” who had “expressed objectionable views” could be anyone on the guest list. Twitter critics had a day in the field with the “America Uncanceled” event canceled and mockingly trying to guess at “the individual”:
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