After plenty of backlash, the controversial blogger Roosh V has cancelled the international meet-up scheduled for Saturday, including the event here in the capital.
In a message on his personal website he wrote:
"I can no longer guarantee the safety or privacy of the men who want to attend on February 6, especially since most of the meetups can not (sic) be made private in time. While I can’t stop men who want to continue meeting in private groups, there will be no official Return Of Kings meetups. The listing page has been scrubbed of all locations. I apologize to all the supporters who are let down by my decision."
The American blogger is known for writing about controversial subjects including the legalization of rape.
Saturday's meetup in Ottawa was slated to take place at Arts Court.
Mayor Jim Watson took to Twitter on Tuesday saying that this group was not welcome in Ottawa, a sentiment echoed by mayors across the country.