Amos Yee, a controversial figure known for his provocative views and legal troubles, has broken his three-year silence with a revealing blog post. In this candid entry, Yee shares his experiences in prison, the terms of his release, and his surprising plans for the future.
Backstory : Amos Yee, a Singaporean citizen, was released on parole in the United States after serving half of his six-year jail term for offenses related to grooming a teenage girl online and soliciting explicit images. He pleaded guilty to charges of grooming and possessing child pornography, with 16 other charges being dismissed as part of a plea deal. Originally projected to be released in 2026, Yee was granted parole and allowed to leave prison approximately three years ahead of schedule.
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UPDATE AFTER COMING OUT OF PRISON
Yee begins his blog post by expressing gratitude for the unwavering support he has received over the years. He acknowledges that he has come to appreciate the importance of those who have followed his journey and vows not to take their support for granted.
After serving a prison sentence for exchanging explicit pictures with a 14-year-old when he was 20, Yee found assistance from a company called “New Day Apartments,” specializing in aiding recently released sex offenders with housing, food, and employment. He is now residing in Waukegan, Illinois, in a house shared with two other registered sex offenders.
Yee’s daily life is strictly regulated, as he wears a tracking device on his leg and is permitted to leave the house only between 8 am and 8 pm. His parole is set to continue until October 8, 2026, subject to early release for good behavior.
As a registered sex offender, Yee acknowledges that his personal information, including his name, the details of his crime, and his home address, will be accessible to the public on a dedicated website. He is also subject to restrictions regarding where he can live and go due to the presence of children, such as near kindergartens and parks, as well as limitations on interacting with children.
That means my name, what my crime was, and home address will all be available to the public on a website. I’m not allowed to live in a house that’s near places with children (kindergarten, parks etc.) or go to places where children are (not sure if that’s possible or if the rule is strictly enforced). The difficulty of finding an apartment that fulfills those rules and not being able to interact with children might be an inconvenience, but my personal information being made public isn’t too bad since I’ve been a celebrity since I was 13 and I’m used to it, and it doesn’t matter if this permanent record hurts my employment opportunities because I hate generic 8-hour-a-day jobs, and I’m already as you can see here: a freelance blogger.
Despite the inconveniences, Yee, a public figure since his early teens, expresses a level of acceptance regarding the public nature of his personal information, including its potential impact on his employment prospects.
Yee acknowledges the three-year gap in communication with his fans, attributing it to his imprisonment. He notes that he had intended to post from prison and even wrote five complete blog posts but faced challenges in finding assistance to publish them.
The heart of Yee’s post lies in his account of the relationship with the 14-year-old individual involved in his criminal case. He asserts that he never manipulated her into any sexual activities and describes their interaction as consensual, akin to a standard boyfriend-girlfriend relationship.
During my relationship with my 14-year-old ‘victim’, I never manipulated her into doing anything sexual. Whenever she sent me nudes she did it willingly, a lot of times she flirted with me and encouraged me to send more nudes. We basically had a standard boyfriend-girlfriend relationship for about 3 months that would be considered perfectly consensual if my girlfriend wasn’t underaged.
Yee recommends reading two of his earlier posts, “Why We Should Defend Pedophiles” and “Pedophile Rights Activism Helps Children,” for a comprehensive understanding of his views on pedophilia and relationships with minors.
In summary, Yee believes that there is ample real-life and scientific evidence suggesting that most relationships between children and adults are consensual and mutually beneficial. He asserts that it is only just to imprison adults who forcefully engage in sexual acts with children and that the mere involvement of a child in a relationship does not make it manipulative or rape; actual evidence of force and harm is necessary to label the act as immoral.
Yee decries his own imprisonment, asserting that he did not manipulate the minor involved, who willingly participated and even encouraged their relationship. He expresses his frustration with the justice system and public perception, claiming that the “real victim” is often misconstrued.
So yeah, imprisoning me for my relationship with this 14-year-old who I never manipulated, who willingly masturbated to those nude pictures and encouraged me to continue sending, and also the fact that I just spent 3 years in Prison and my supposed 14-year-old ‘victim’ was literally gloating online about how she got me sent to prison, I think people should reconsider who the real ‘victim’ is.
Unfazed by his own legal battles and his time in prison, Yee maintains that he is not like most people and that he would not hesitate to engage in another relationship with a minor if attracted to them.
“Fortunately though I’m not like most people, and frankly if I develop another close relationship with someone underage that I’m sexually attracted to, I’d break the law again, and do something sexual with that kid”.
He sees it as an honor to challenge what he perceives as unjust laws, even stating that he defended pedophiles and supported NAMBLA during his time in prison.
Yee’s future plans are perhaps the most significant revelation in his post. He announces his intent to return to Singapore, despite potential legal consequences. Yee initially sought asylum in the United States due to legal issues in Singapore linked to his criticism of the government. However, he now believes that his place is in Singapore, where his impact can be most profoundly felt through his political writing and activism. Yee acknowledges the challenges he will face, including imprisonment for evading mandatory military service and potential legal consequences for his political activism.
Now for those who don’t know, when I was 16 I was arrested in my home country of Singapore for making a video criticising the Conservative Government for its lack of free speech and capitalist policies that didn’t provide enough healthcare and living aid for the poor. I came to America when I was 17 because I didn’t want to go to Singapore prison again, so I was granted asylum status in America and was allowed to stay. However, because I committed a crime in the US, I was told by my lawyer my asylum status could be revoked and there’s the risk I’d be deported back to Singapore. On the other hand, I also heard that I actually could still stay in the US because there’s enough evidence to show I was tortured in Singapore and have to be granted safety despite the fact I committed a crime.
Another important thing: Singapore has a mandatory 2.5 years military training called ‘National Service’, for all male citizens age 18 and older, which I’m probably due for because I become 25 on October 31st. My understanding is if I go back to Singapore, I’ll have to serve a prison sentence for skipping National service, and afterwards I still have to serve that 2.5 years of military. If I refuse to serve, I’ll spend that 2.5 years in a military prison.
So knowing all that, this might lead you to wonder, why the fuck would I want to go back to Singapore? Sure staying in the US I might have to serve 3 more years of movement-restricted parole and be a registered sex offender for life, but in Singapore I’ll be sent to prison for years for skipping the military, and afterwards I’ll still be at risk of getting arrested whenever I criticise the government, which is what I wanted to avoid by escaping to America in the first place. What am I thinking?
But the reason why I’m choosing to go back is because: It’s not about my safety, it’s not about myself, it’s about providing value to people’s lives. Both from my political writing and my willingness to be arrested to protest unjust laws, I think I contribute the most to the world by working in Singapore.
Yee concludes his post with an introspective reflection on his personal growth during his time in prison. He shares how he immersed himself in reading, focusing on topics like meditation and religion, and invested hundreds of hours in mindfulness meditation. He discovered that his anxieties and fear of failure had imprisoned him mentally. Yee expresses his realization that he was avoiding the very challenges he was meant to confront and, in his words, “I am the fire.”
I’ve developed a lot over the past 3 years. In fact, the past 3 years in prison might have been the best years of my life, not because of prison itself of course because everyone knows prison sucks, but mostly because of the 400 books I read(mostly on meditation and religion) and the 100s of hours of mindfulness meditation I did over the past 3 years. In the solitude of a cell as I explored the recesses of my mind, I realised I had been imprisoned by anxieties, and the constant fear of failing and not being good enough, but slowly as I cultivated the love and acceptance that is within all of us, I made friends with my demons and started looking at life with a clearer mind.
And then, it suddenly dawned on me… I came here to America because I was afraid, afraid of the Singapore Government, being in Singapore Prison, being hated. But despite all of that, that’s where I belong, Singapore has the people and culture I’m most familiar with, and is the place where my impact can be most felt. I wanted to avoid the fire, when really, I am the fire.
Yee’s unexpected return to the public sphere is marked by his commitment to continue his activism, no matter where his journey takes him. While the circumstances of his release and potential deportation back to Singapore remain uncertain, his candid revelations have reignited interest in his enigmatic and often controversial public presence.
Now the strange thing to me is: how am I out free in America right now? My lawyer told me that once I was released from Prison, Immigration would pick me up and deport me back to Singapore, yet for some reason immigration hasn’t picked me up and for my entire prison sentence I didn’t hear any news of any warrant for my arrest from ICE. If I don’t get deported back to Singapore, I might have to serve parole in America for 3 years before being allowed to receive travel documents to go back. So I could be back in Singapore in a few months, or a few years who knows. But what is clear, is that if I’m ever out of prison, I will continue writing, which is now my greatest tool to inspire and gather God’s chosen ones.
Amos wrote in his blog, he expressed his relief that his text-based posts were relatively easy to archive, and he provided a link to access them. While he acknowledged some personal changes, such as his desire to change his name and his identification as an Atheist, he affirmed that his core beliefs remained unchanged.
Amos also mentioned that the videos he created before launching the P***** Website, which initially brought him popularity, might not accurately represent his current self, and he expressed frustration in being unable to locate copies of those videos on the internet.
He urged his fans to take note of or remember the URLs of his websites as they could be vulnerable to takedowns. In the event of such takedowns, he encouraged the use of the Internet Archive website to retrieve and share his posts. Currently, Amos was using a WordPress site as a temporary solution due to its ease of use, with hopes of establishing a future website that would be censorship-free, featuring a fully designed platform and comprehensive content archives.
Those blog posts were posted just 4 months before I was arrested for the incident with the 14-year-old, and content continued to be posted by me up until I was arrested in early October 2020.
Source : amosyee wordpress blog
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