In an interesting development, the Harvard College has canceled an already scheduled talk of controversial Singaporean blogger Amos Yee on the campus. The Harvard College Open Campus Initiative announced the news just two days after they publicized the event.
"Our upcoming event with Amos Yee has been canceled. Our apologies to those who were planning to attend" posted Harvard College Open Campus Initiative on its Twitter handle.
Unknown reason behind the move
The Harvard College has not given any reason for the abrupt cancellation of the speech which was about to be delivered by the 18-year-old Singaporean blogger. The event was originally scheduled to be held on Monday, November 13, 2017, at 06.30 PM PST, and the news of cancellation was announced just 24-hours before the program.
Earlier, Amos Yee had posted a YouTube video stating that he has been invited to deliver a speech at the Harvard College. As the Facebook account of Amos Yee is now banned, he is using the YouTube to proclaim his ideas and thoughts for the general public. Facebook said it has banned Amos Yee from the platform for violating their guidelines.
The Harvard College Open Campus Initiative is a student-run program on the Harvard campus which works for the good cause of free and open expression. The US government has granted asylum to Amos Yee in September this year, and if the event had happened, it would have been his first public talk since his release from the jail.