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Rightwing CPAC conference cancels speaker after announcing theme is defeating cancel culture

Donald Trump speaks to a luncheon at the National Press Club
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The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is being held in Florida this year for the first time to avoid coronavirus precautions in the DC area. The theme is “America Uncanceled.”

But organizers have decided to uninvite a speaker with a history of making anti-Semitic remarks and in a dizzying display of double standards, he’s complaining that he “feels silenced.”

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“We have just learned that someone we invited to CPAC has expressed reprehensible views that have no home with our conference or our organization,” CPAC tweeted on Monday. “The individual will not be participating at our conference.”

While the tweet didn’t explicitly state who got the boot, it wasn’t hard to decipher since progressives had been decrying the speaker’s inclusion all day.

Young Pharoah, an online commentator with a long history of making anti-Semitic remarks, was originally listed as a participant on one of the panels. He confirmed that he was uninvited by the conference, saying, “Basically I’m being censored.”

“I feel like I’m being silenced. I feel like my rights are being violated.”

The pundit has claimed that Judiasm is a “complete lie” and Jewish people are “thieves.” He has demanded to debate “the top Jewish rabbi” to prove his points.