Harvard cancels Amos Yee’s lecture

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An event that was scheduled to take place on Monday 13th of November has been cancelled by the organisers and no reason has been given. The event was entitled “Jailed for Dissent,” and his claim to fame was to upload a rather distasteful video during the mourning period of late Lee Kuan Yew.

Singapore’s Ambassador-at-large, Mr Bilahari Kausikan once said that “Nobody outside Singapore cares about “obscure” Yee.” Kausikan was proven wrong when Harvard invited Yee. On second thoughts, perhaps not!

In a twitter post, Harvard College Open Campus Initiative posted the following tweet to cancel the event.

Yee’s fans were jubilant that he was given airtime at the prestigious Harvard University.

Amos Yee set to give first ever public talk at Harvard

Yee was earlier banned for his Facebook rants and he blamed the IBs for doing him in.

Amos Yee is banned from Facebook

While Yee has gained popularity for his Facebook and Youtube performances, there are many Singaporeans who feel that his videos are in bad taste.

Recently, Amos Yee to to Facebook to raise funds for his work

Amos Yee prefers handouts than finding a job; resorts to crowdfunding online to survive in US

Looks like Amos Yee has jumped on a roller-coaster for a ride.

 

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82 comments

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    Cer ML ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Serve him right. He hasn’t BRUSH HIS TEETH & WASH HIS STINKING MOUTH since birth. Besides a bump like him can’t afford a toothbrush or toothpaste in USA!

  2. Diu Lei says:

    His life has already been ruined by his mother and his obsession with the Social Media.

    The right thing to do would be to study hard and join politics if he really wanted to challenge the PAP, but all that is too late for him now.

    Good luck feeding him till he turns 80.

  3. Formex Teo says:

    Simply because Harvard reputation will be gone if such GOONDO n insane person like him is allowed to give speech ….this cocky boy must in 9 cloud at first…now head buried like an ostrich.

  4. Amos Yee u are very stupid, wasting time n wasted life! Is better u study properly get a good education, a good job, have a happy family n have children for your parents to enjoy seeing their grandchildren rather then u waste your evil, wicked n mad time n energy creating trouble n problem for your parents by making them waste n lose so much hard earn $ n time on your nonsense n stupidity. U are not a wise person to have insult n condemned ppl n ppl religious as u like. Ppl will go after your life where ever u can go bcos offending ppl religious is a big terrible thing that make ppl angry, hate it n u become many ppl’s enemy. Get it? U Insulting n Taring up the Koran/Quran n the Holy Bible to show ppl u are greater then human n God that will make u lose ur life easily. Is too late for u Liao bcos u do not have that good brain to think, BEHAVE PROPERLY, practice what is good n do good but u bring too much trouble n problem n u F up your own life. U think u are great, safe n secure but no u are not bcos u won’t be safe! Christians won’t go after u but Muslim/Islam may go after ur life. Wake up Amos Yee n stop all your nonsense! U are a disgrace for Singapore!

  5. Amos should not have act over-elated in his youtube about the invitation? And also gushed with vulgarities? Who would make good an invitation if the invitee makes so much embarrassing hoopla of it before time? Lesson learnt.

  6. Edwin Kwan says:

    If there is an APP to report hate crime in the US, he will appear Everyday. Why doesn’t he study and work towards greater credibility. Even if you want to oppose, people will want to hear who you are, why you say what you say, on what basis you say it, how does it compare to other places, etc. Not just a kid ranting at the world thinking he is really and prematurely brilliant.

    1. US operate very different from Singapore. Even an actor can be a president. He is president Reagan. Can Singapore allow? No. Singapore required only a president to sit in a billion dollar company, etc…

  7. Political correctness reigns in academia nowadays. Very sad situation. However, to glorify Amos into some sort of ultra-anarchic liberal poster child for human rights is not very wise either. He should have been left alone from the very beginning and be allowed to exist in the alternate universe.

  8. Invisible hand at work.
    Frankly. Other than do political videos of a small insignificant country in the far East, what else can he do? You’re only a You Tube phenomenon if you have over 500k to 1million views and loyal followers waiting to hear your take on the latest and the greatest issue of the day.

  9. John Chan says:

    Only yesterday you appeared so confident,enthusiastic on the coming event….and now ?If there’s one thing I learnt …Never count your chicks until they are hatched !( H.Clinton haven’t gotten over her loss )

    1. Lim LG says:

      NOT STUDENT BUT BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURIAL SUMMIT

      A SG WOMAN DIED OF CARDIAC ARREST DURING LIPOSUCTION SURGERY IN INDIA.

      BUT RECENTLY AN INDIAN HOSPITAL OFFERED TO OPERATE ONE OF WORLDS OBESITY MAN AND HIS SURGERY WAS SUCCESSFUL.

    2. Lim LG says:

      SORRY, I BEG TO DIFFER FROM WHAT YOU SAID. USA IS A VERY OPEN SOCIETY AND VERY DEMOCRATIC.

      AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED, I STRONGLY BELIEVE CHINA HAS BEEN USA’S MAIN FOCUS ALL THE WHILE.

      SECONDLY, USA’S OFFER IS “P” (CHEAP). WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP MET CHINESE VP XI, TRUMP SAID “STRONG AND FAST R’SHIP”. SO PPL LIKE HARVARD THOUGHT US OFFER IS “EXPENSIVE” ONE BETWEEN US AND SG.

      BUT NOT THE CASE BECOS ROTTON PM LHL SAID “FREER TRADE” WITH US DURING APEC SUMMIT. SO, THIS MAKES IT CHEAP OFFER.

      HENCE IVANKA GOING TO VISIT INDIA, HIGHER OFFER.

    3. You should also know hate speech towards religion and govt cant be allowed here for a very strong reason….it can cause negative impact for those being influence as spore is multi racial and religion small island…. this isnt usa

    4. I know…. then they realise hes credentials…. he didnt even complete his secondary education because he is busy surfing internet and attacking spore govt system religion etc…. busy googling internet….. hahahahahha

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    Lester Kok ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    An update as of Nov. 12: the Nov.13 Harvard-student scheduled event to invite Amos Yee to a Q and A open forum has been abruptly canceled. This is the second back-to-back ‘disinvitation’ from organizations since his release in late Sept. but why should anyone be surprised by that? Just re-visit what I have posted on my Fb wall earlier. And yes, Amos did receive his Fb ban just days after Fb’s COO Sheryl Sandberg paid a personal visit to PM Lee’s office.

    ……………………………………………………………………………
    Nov. 11
    If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times about Amos: ‘He is not so much unreformed as unreformable at this stage of his life.’

    And just recently, this is what I commented in my recent article (see link below) on Amos’ state of being an asylee…

    1. His incipient relegation to obscurity… “Your son Amos is now a nonentity, a fish out of water, a novelty no more…”

    2. His financial self-implosion in 3 months… “He added he does not intend to assume any part-time work as it is beneath his interest… so he is counting on his putative online fans to financially support him indefinitely while he trifles with his video diversion. But I’m afraid, poor Amos has misread his asylum host country big time — there won’t be a sucker born every minute in America. His shameless ask to be showered with further private largess will fall on deaf ears and I’ll give him 3 months, max, before he self-implodes.”

    3. His social exile… “Your son is now toxic material, his future uncertain in the U.S…”

    https://lester978.wordpress.com/2017/10/19/a-post-jail-note-for-amos-yees-mom-mary-toh-sad-truths-of-amos-in-wonderland/

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