A college professor wished Queen Elizabeth II an “excruciating” dying — and he or she was promptly slammed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
“I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is lastly dying,” Uju Anya, an affiliate professor of second language acquisition at Carnegie Mellon College, wrote in a tweet on Thursday. “Might her ache be excruciating.”
The world’s third-richest man then quoted Anya’s tweet and wrote: “That is somebody supposedly working to make the world higher?”
“I don’t assume so,” Bezos added. “Wow.”
The back-and-forth got here because the 96-year-old monarch was underneath medical supervision at Balmoral Citadel in Scotland, and fewer than an hour earlier than Buckingham Palace formally introduced that Queen Elizabeth had died at 96.
Anya doubled down in a response to Bezos posted simply minutes after Elizabeth’s dying was confirmed, writing: “Might everybody you and your cruel greed have harmed on this world keep in mind you as fondly as I keep in mind my colonizers.”
In followups to her preliminary publish elsewhere, the Carnegie Mellon professor defended her tweet in specific phrases.
After one Twitter person wrote “Ewww you stink,” Anya responded: “You imply like your p-ssy?”
When one other person requested why she would need Elizabeth lifeless, the professor wrote: “I’m not wishing her lifeless. She’s dying already. I’m wishing her an agonizingly painful dying just like the one she prompted for thousands and thousands of individuals.”
“If anybody expects me to specific something however disdain for the monarch who supervised a authorities that sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my household and the implications of which these alive at this time are nonetheless making an attempt to beat, you possibly can preserve wishing upon a star,” Anya added.
Anya and Carnegie Mellon didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
Bezos’ protection of the Queen adopted a July go to he paid to Buckingham Palace, the place the Sun reported he and his household admired the royal household’s assortment of jewels and art work.
“The Bezos go to is already jokingly being nicknamed a ‘buying journey’ by Palace employees,” a Buckingham Palace supply dished to the newspaper. “He confirmed a specific curiosity within the Throne Room and Ballroom.”
Bezos didn’t meet with members of the royal household, as an alternative eating with Tom Cruise at a restaurant within the tony Mayfair neighborhood after his go to, in response to the Solar.
The Washington Submit proprietor has turn out to be extra lively on Twitter in latest months, utilizing the positioning to take jabs on the Biden Administration and Elon Musk, in addition to reminisce about his first job at McDonalds.