29 Dec '16, 11am

[Mothership] Amos Yee interviewed by New York Times while still under detention for seeking asylum

[Mothership] Amos Yee interviewed by New York Times while still under detention for seeking asylum

Mr. Yee, who is being held at an immigration detention centre in Illinois as he awaits the next steps in his asylum case, said in a phone interview that he believed free speech should be “unbridled” worldwide, and that he hoped to continue criticising religion “without the fear of being sent to jail.” He also attributed some of his most offensive videos to “a phase,” and said that he planned to spread a more palatable message moving forward in order to appeal to a wider audience. Of his past work, Mr. Yee said, “I think that the entertainment value of my content actually pushed activism a few steps back.”

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