Carnegie Mellon University Reacts to Professor's Tweet Calling for Queen Elizabeth II to Face an 'Excruciating' Death


Carnegie Mellon University is reacting to a tweet sent by one of its professors about the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Twitter deleted a Thursday tweet from Carnegie Mellon University professor Uju Anya that stated, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”

Hours after the tweet was sent, the university issued a statement denouncing the message.

“We do not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account,” the statement read.

It continued, “Free expression is core to the mission of higher education, however, the views she shared absolutely do not represent the values of the institution, nor the standards of discourse we seek to foster.”

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Read the statement below:

However, she doubled down on her sentiment tweeting later, “If anyone expects me to express anything but disdain for the monarch who supervised a government that sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my family and the consequences of which those alive today are still trying to overcome, you can keep wishing upon a star.”

Anya describes herself in her Twitter bio as an “antiracist.”

Was this an appropriate response to the tweet?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos weighed in on Anya’s since-deleted tweet, writing, “This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow.”

His comments received a response from Anya, who wrote, “May everyone you and your merciless greed have harmed in this world remember you as fondly as I remember my colonizers.”

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Anya’s tweet came the same day the Queen passed away, marking the end of a seven-decade reign.

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