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Eugene festival cancelled after racist Facebook post



The Festival of Eugene has been cancelled according to a press release sent out by Krysta Albert, the event’s coordinator. The event’s cancellation comes after allegations of a racist post on Albert’s Facebook page. The post, which has since been deleted along with Albert’s profile and the event page for the Festival of Eugene, contained the n-word. Albert denies writing the post and claims that her account was hacked.

The Festival of Eugene is a free event aimed at promoting local businesses, arts, and performers. Albert has coordinated the event for the past two years since its inception. According to the release, this year’s event was cancelled for the safety of the participants and vendors.

Albert stated that she has received numerous threats since the post went up, saying that she is “appalled that the community that in which I have given so much would turn on me so quickly over a social media image.”

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Troy Shinn

Troy Shinn

Politics News Reporter for the Oregon Daily Emerald. UO Senior studying Journalism and Film.