Accent Speakers Bureau reschedules Josh Richards for first Fall speaking event


Accent Speakers Bureau rescheduled TikTok star Josh Richards to do the first Fall present September 8 at 7 p.m. on the College Auditorium, in line with an announcement Thursday. 

The unique event was scheduled June 29, however was later canceled on account of an “unforeseen family obligation.” Richards’ unique scheduling additionally acquired blended reactions from UF college students on account of his controversial previous. 

Main as much as the event, The Alligator reported on a UF pupil who was beneath investigation by UFPD for making an alleged demise risk towards a “UF guest speaker,” in line with a UFPD sworn criticism. The risk is closely purported to be about Richards. 

UFPD spokesperson Latrell Simmons stated the case remains to be open and wouldn’t reply to questions till extra progress is made on the case. 

It’s unclear as of Friday night whether or not Richards determined to return or was contractually obligated to take action.  

Initially, Richards confronted backlash in 2020 when he flashed his viewers, a lot of whom his critics say are youthful, on Instagram Dwell. Richards was additionally a part of the Sway Home, a TikTok home that has been criticized for drug arrests and “frat-like behavior.” 

Tyler Kahan, Accent’s chairman, didn’t reply to a request for touch upon event logistics in time for publication. 

Contact Anushka Dakshit at adakshit@alligator.org. Observe her on Twitter @anushkadak.

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Anushka Dakshit

Anushka a third-year journalism and girls’s research main. She has been beforehand revealed in Native Wolves Journal and is the Editorial Director at Rowdy Journal. In her free time she likes to hearken to previous Bollywood music and study/obsess over different writers’ “processes” at any time when she appears like she has no concept what she’s doing (which is commonly). 

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