Sex robot convention cancelled over Steve Bannon guest speaker slot – after thousands of ‘anti free speech’ campaigners protest

Bannon, who was Donald Trump’s adviser, was due to speak at the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE) this month in Montana.

Convention organiser David Levy wrote on ACE's website: “Since the arrangements being made for both conferences were inextricably intertwined, we have had no alternative but to postpone the congress on Love and Sex with Robots.”

The sex robot convention has been “postponed” until January 2020, and will be held in Las Vegas at the same time as a pornography convention, reported Independent.

A conference linked to the convention was also cancelled, after it was due to be held alongside ACE – the International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots (LSR).

Bannon previously served as White House chief strategist from January to August last year, was one the of key the architects behind Trump’s 2016 election campaign.

The 65-year-old was due to be the keynote speaker at ACE.

The event’s organisers blamed the “anti-free speech” campaigners for the cancellation of the event, and referred to them as a “fascist style mob”.

They also said that their behaviour was “very similar” to campaigns of book-burning in Nazi Germany.

The decision to cancel the convention was made in mid-November, and was “a tragic moment in the history of human civilisation” as mentioned on the conference’s website.

Yoram Chisik, member of the conference’s committee, wrote in an online statement that “none of us were consulted or notified about this, nor did we give our consent to it”.

Bannon’s appearance at previous conventions was not taken lightly with many people, and sparked controversial backlash among media as well as the public.

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