Irony alert: A conservative conference themed against so-called “cancel culture” just canceled a speaker.
Last February, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) featured then-President Donald Trump memorably groping an American flag as he gave himself an “A-plus-plus-plus” grade 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. That prankster turned out to be Sacha Baron Cohen, who was filming a bit for his then-secret “Borat” sequel.
This year’s theme is “America Uncanceled,” yet the organization has already tweeted a cancelation:
We have just learned that someone we invited to CPAC has expressed reprehensible views that have no home with our conference or our organization. The individual will not be participating at our conference.