Who is Young Pharaoh? A look at his anti-Semitic past and conspiracy theories after CPAC drops guest speaker
After his removal, he tweeted that the move was racist and dictatorial and added that he would place a $50,000 wager on himself to debate that 'Judaism is a lie'
The US Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) removed a featured guest from their 'America Uncanceled' conference this week, which will see a series of right-wing politicians and conservative strategists speak. The booted guest speaker goes by the name Young Pharaoh and is known for posting anti-Semitic remarks and conspiracy theories on social media.
After his removal, Pharaoh retaliated by tweeting that the move was racist and dictatorial. He added that he would place a $50,000 wager on himself to debate the 'top Jewish Rabbi' about his belief that 'Judaism is a lie'.
Who is Young Pharaoh?
Born on August 30, 1993, Young Pharaoh aka Pharaoh Aten hails from Buffalo, New York. His Twitter bio describes him as a polymath, philosopher, artist and CEO of The Aten Nation Inc. He has also added the epithets 'Teacher/Musician/Fighter' on his Facebook page. He has around 58.4K followers on Twitter, 282K followers on Instagram and 440K YouTube subscribers.
The 27-year-old Black preacher consistently posts content propagating conspiracy theories on QAnon, Pizzagate, George Floyd's death and the latest — how the Covid-19 vaccine can alter one's genetic makeup.
💫#1 #MILLION VIEWS IN 3 #DAYS‼️🔥🙏🏾.... JUST WANT TO TAKE THE TIME OUT TO SAY THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH‼️ IVE DEDICATED MY LIFE TO #WAKINGUP THE #PEOPLE & I LITERALLY JUST MADE #HISTORY THANKS TO YOU ALL GIVING ME A CHANCE‼️🧠🔥... pic.twitter.com/ObcQq9Dc5x— Young Pharaoh™ 𓂀 (@PHARAOH_ATEN_) June 5, 2020
His website lists a number of videos with scientifically unfounded subjects such as genetic reincarnation or 'The Science of Alchemy Sacred and Geometry'. He has also launched an online portal named Pharaoh Aten University which helps broadcasters and video-streamers to "upload, convert, store, manage and stream video content". If one scrolls through Pharaoh's Twitter feed, it shows how he perpetuates conspiracy and racism with recurring posts highlighting his anti-Semitic sentiments.
Left-wing media watchdog Media Matters revealed how Pharaoh had attacked conservative commentator Ben Shapiro in the past for being Jewish. He once tweeted how Judaism is a "complete lie" and "made up for political gain". He had also attacked the Jewish community, calling them "thieving, fake Jews", and added that "all the censorship & pedophilia on social media is being done by Israeli Jews". He is a staunch anti-Democrat and quite often equates Democrat leaders, including President Biden, with corruption and falsehood.
After his removal from the CPAC guest list, Pharaoh retaliated on Twitter with more offensive comment about Jews.
THIS IS #CENSORSHIP AT ITS BEST! ALL BECAUSE I SAID “I DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE VALIDITY OF #JUDAISM AND AM WILLING TO PLACE $50,000 ON MY SELF TO DEBATE THE TOP #JEWISH RABBI”’ NOW IM NO LONGER INVITED TO @CPAC_TV #RACIST , #DICTATORSHIP , #YOUNGPHARAOH https://t.co/jRhNy3KMXA— Young Pharaoh™ 𓂀 (@PHARAOH_ATEN_) February 22, 2021
$50,000 FOR THE TOP #JEWISH #RABBI WHO CAN PROVE THE VALIDITY OF #JUDAISM. I OWN MY OWN #DEBATE LEAGUE & INVITE YOU TO DEBATE ME IN FRONT OF THE WORLD.. IN THE MEANTIME SUBSCRIBE TO https://t.co/vdmOXxGPpy & BECOME A #GENIUS TODAY🙏🏾— Young Pharaoh™ 𓂀 (@PHARAOH_ATEN_) February 22, 2021
Why are people trolling 'America Uncanceled'?
Meanwhile, Twitterati is leaving no stones unturned to troll the 'America Uncanceled' event, saying that the irony is that the event features Donald Trump and his aides, who tried to cancel the entire presidential elections.
"Lemme get this straight.... The CPAC theme this year is "AMERICA UNCANCELED" which comes less than 2 months after Republicans & the Former Guy tried to cancel an entire American Election??" wrote one user.
Lemme get this straight....— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) February 22, 2021
The CPAC theme this year is "AMERICA UNCANCELED" which comes less than 2 months after Republicans & the Former Guy tried to cancel an entire American Election??
But mostly, users are trolling the irony in the name of the event after they canceled their guest speaker Pharaoh. "You must be a real piece of work to be canceled from America Uncanceled lol," one user said replying to Young Pharaoh.
You must be a real piece of work to be canceled from America Uncanceled lol— NewDawnNewDay and I'm Feeling Good (@passionflower92) February 23, 2021
"Hahaha. These morons just canceled someone from coming to their "America Uncanceled" conference. You can't make up stuff this stupid. Somewhere The Onion just saw this latest move from the Trumplicans and said, "forget it, we quit. We can't match that."
Hahaha. These morons just canceled someone from coming to their "America Uncanceled" conference. You can't make up stuff this stupid. Somewhere The Onion just saw this latest move from the Trumplicans and said, "forget it, we quit. We can't match that" https://t.co/KTAseoDr1n— Mike (@MHWthee3rd) February 23, 2021
You disinvited someone from a speaking engagement at your "America Uncanceled" conference?— mike palmieri (@mpalmieri_) February 23, 2021
One might venture to even say you've
"@CPAC's "America Uncanceled" just canceled the guy who was in the time slot before the guy who tried to cancel our democracy on Jan. 6th. Seems like conservatives are going through some things...." added one user.
@CPAC's "America Uncanceled" just canceled the guy who was in the time slot before the guy who tried to cancel our democracy on Jan. 6th.— Impeachments* Are Forever (@OK_Dumbass) February 23, 2021
Seems like conservatives are going through some things....#ETTD pic.twitter.com/cgof76ARdJ