Jeff Bezos Criticized a Professor’s Tweet About the Queen. Then the University Condemned Her Comments.

Marcela Rodrigues-Sherley
Chronicle of Higher Education

Excerpt: After the British royal family announced on Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II was sick, Uju Anya, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, tweeted, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”

Anya then went to teach a three-hour graduate seminar, not anticipating what would happen next. Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, saw her tweet and responded with a judgment that unleashed a firestorm of criticism against the Nigerian-born academic.