Professor Uju Anya Tweets on Queen Elizabeth Sparks Outrage

Professor Uju Anya Tweets on Queen Elizabeth Sparks Outrage

  • As the world mourns Queen Elizabeth II, some people around the globe seem not to care and have made their thoughts known about it
  • Professor Uju Anya of Carnegie Mellon University is one of such people and she is not backing down even with the backlash
  • The Nigerian Don says she has nothing but disdain for the monarch who passed away on Thursday, September 8

Twitter - Nigerian-born academic based in the United States, Professor Uju Anya, has come under fire on Twitter over her comments following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Uju Anya
Professor Uju Anya has always held very strong views on various issues. Photo credit: @CarnegieMellon
Source: Twitter

Professor Anya wrote on her Twitter page after news filtered in on the Queen's last moments:

“I heard the chief monarch of a thieving ra*ping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”

The tweet has since been deleted for violating “Twitter rules.”

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Not done, Professor Anya went on to write in another tweet:

“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.”

The tweets drew the attention of many, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who condemned the position of Professor Anya.

Carnegie Mellon University reacts to Nigerian Don's tweets

Carnegie Mellon University, the American institution in which Anya lectures, released a statement distancing itself from the professor’s comments.

The statement read:

“We do not condone the offensive and objectionable message posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account.
“Free expression is core to the mission of higher education, however, the views views shared absolutely do not represent the values of the institution, nor the standard of discourse we seek to foster.”

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Ex-footballer Trevor Sinclair sparks outrage over comments after Queen's death had earlier reported that former England footballer Trevor Sinclair received huge backlash on social media after claiming that 'black and brown' people should not mourn Queen Elizabeth's passing as she allowed racism to 'thrive' during her reign.

Sporting stars from across the globe paid tribute to the Queen after her death was announced.

Sinclair, however, took a different stance and hit out at the British monarchy on Twitter.

Bank of England says banknotes featuring Queen's image remain legal tender

Meanwhile, the Bank of England says current banknotes featuring the image of The Queen will continue to be legal tender in the United Kingdom for now.

A further announcement regarding existing banknotes will be made once the period of mourning has been observed, according to the bank.

Money and stamps are two of the day-to-day items which carry Queen Elizabeth II's face, and both of them will be replaced due to her death.


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