An American University, Carnegie Mellon, has distanced itself from the tweet shared by its employee, Uju Anya, wishing Queen Elizabeth excruciating pain before her death was announced.
Tari Oliver Blog earlier reported that Uju via her verified Twitter account on Thursday fired several damning shots at the British empire and the influential role played by the late Queen of Elizabeth II in the Nigerian civil war which left over three million Igbos dead in the 1960s.
She wrote: ‘‘I heard the chief monarch of a thieving genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating”.
Uju’s tweet generated outrage online before it was deleted.
Reacting to this, Carnegie Mellon University in a statement on Twitter expressed reservation over the professor’s tweet.
It acknowledged that the tweet was shared on Uju’s personal Twitter account, stressing that free expression is core to the mission of higher education.
The institution added that the professor’s views do not represent the values of the institution nor the standard of discourse they hope to foster.
The post reads: “A statement regarding recent social media posts by Uju Anya: We do not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account. Free expression is core to the mission of higher education, however, the views she shared absolutely do not represent the value of the institution, nor the standards of discoed we seek to foster”