The Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, has distanced itself from a recent tweet by Nigerian-born professor, Uju Anya, who works in the institution.
Professor Anya had tweeted expressing her wish that the queen wouldnl have “excruciating pain” while the queen was under medical watch at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Though the tweet has since been deleted by Twitter, it elicited a lot of reactions.
The Executive Chairman of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, was one of those who slammed Professor Anya for her tweet.
In a post on its Twitter handle, the university described Professor Anya’s tweet as “offensive and objectionable” and distanced itself from it.
The tweet read, “We do not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account. Freedom of 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.”