“Woke” Carnegie Mellon professor Uju Anya has accused Amazon founder Jeff Bezos of inciting violence against her over a tweet where she wished Queen Elizabeth II an “excruciating” death.
Anya is now playing the victim after facing a severe backlash for her social media posts about the Queen’s death.
According to Anya, Amazon founder Bezos “incited violence” against her by disagreeing with her violent tweet.
“In my tweet, I did not wish her dead,” Anya claimed in an interview with The Cut.
“I did not tell anyone to kill her.
“I said nothing except wishing her the pain in death that she caused for millions of people.
“There’s not going to be any apology from me.
“I stand by what I said,” she declared.
“Speak no ill of the dead is a weapon that’s leveled against the oppressed to silence them, to lionize oppressors, and to sanitize their history.
“What respect am I supposed to have for her, for her family?
“Oh, well, her family is mourning her,” she said.
“My family is mourning as well.
“Jeff Bezos incited violence against me,” she alleged, without offering up any new information.
“He rarely tweets in his own voice, but he took the time to single me out when literally half the planet rejoiced over the news.”
She also claimed that there wasn’t a backlash from her college or students.
“From what I’ve been told, there is no plan to sanction or fire me, and my job is not in jeopardy,” she said.
“My university leadership showed very clearly they did not approve of my speech; however, they stand in firm support of my freedom of expression on my own personal social media.
“I am not in a battle with Carnegie Mellon University.
“As the letters of support from the students, faculty, staff, and others in my university community clearly show, I am wanted and I belong here.”
As Slay News reported, while rumors started to emerge that the Queen was in her final hours, Anya said on Twitter: “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying.
“May her pain be excruciating.”
After facing backlash, she doubled down on the remarks, saying:
“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.”
Otoro gba gbue gi.
May everyone you and your merciless greed have harmed in this world remember you as fondly as I remember my colonizers.
— Uju Anya (@UjuAnya) September 8, 2022
Her university quickly spoke out to denounce the comments amid widespread outrage.
“We do not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account,” a Carnegie Mellon spokesperson said in a statement.
“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,” the spokesperson added.
The post even caught the attention of Bezos, who fired back saying: “This is someone supposedly working to make the world better?”
“I don’t think so. Wow.”
This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow. https://t.co/2zoi6CdFMq
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) September 8, 2022
According to the “woke” professor, Bezos’ comment “incited violence” against her.