March 20, 2022

DON’T GO FULL ‘LIBERTY CABBAGE’ ON RUSSIA: Yuri Gagarin’s name censored from Space Symposium conference.

The first man in space, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, has been stripped of his honours by the Space Foundation, which censored his name “in light of current world events.”

The organization, which runs its annual Space Symposium conference in Colorado Springs, sees attendance of top-level representatives from the international space community, including 160 space companies, 100 speakers, and thousands of participants.

In a now-deleted note, highlighted by Futurism, the Space Foundation said that it was removing Yuri Gagarin’s name from its annual “Yuri’s Night” and replacing it with “A Celebration of Space: Discover What’s Next” at the conference.

Plus: “‘It’s a rather dubious show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, especially considering that Gagarin worked for the USSR, a completely different country from modern day Russia. And the icing on the cake? Ukraine actually appears to be rather fond of Gagarin and his monumental achievement,’ noted Futurism.”

UPDATE: Do You Remember 9/11 And How They Cleansed World History Of All Mention Of Muslims? Neither do I.

(Updated and bumped. Classical reference in headline.)

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