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‘May her pain be excruciating’; Carnegie Mellon professor cancelled for repulsive tweets on Queen Elizabeth II’s death

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FILE This Tuesday, May 25, 2010 file photo shows Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II returning to Buckingham Palace in a carriage after attending the Houses of Parliament in London for the official State Opening of Parliament. The patriotic bunting is ready, the golden carriage on standby, the boats freshly painted, the shops filled with royals souvenirs. The normal ebb and flow of British life gives way in the next four days to a series of street parties, flotillas, outdoor concerts and finally the appearance of an elderly great-grandmother on her balcony to wave to her subjects.The pageantry is very grand and very British. But at the heart of the Diamond Jubilee celebration is a nearly universal sense of appreciation for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who is marking 60 years on the throne. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Uju Anya, a professor of applied linguistics at Carnegie Mellon, caused an uproar on Twitter after posting repulsive and vile comments on the Queen’s health Wednesday morning, moments before Her Majesty passed.

In a now-removed tweet deemed a violation, Anya wrote: ‘I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.’

The twitter thread quickly went viral, prompting commentators, including Jeff Bezos, to bash the professor for her disgustingly inappropriate remarks.

Thousands expressed outrage over Anya’s statements:

“Please (Twitter) permanently suspend this revolting piece of sh-t from your platform,” one provoked user wrote. “Our Monarch of 70 years has just passed away, and this poor excuse for a human is repulsive.”

“I am from the same tribe you are trying to “defend”, but two wrongs don’t make a right,” another commented. “Just ask yourself what you have achieved with that vile comment that you made. Sometimes it is just better to keep your mouth shut if what you have to say would achieve no positive result.”

One user tagged Carnegie Mellon, arguing: “This is NOT acceptable behavior from one of your lecturers.”

The university released a statement on the controversial tweets Thursday late-afternoon, writing that “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.”

According to the professor’s Twitter profile, Anya identifies as an ‘anti-racist feminist’ with research in language learning and teaching, viewing her opinions as ‘her own.’

Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon at 96-years-old, surrounded by loved ones at Balmoral Castle, Scotland.

Her Majesty was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, admired for her everlasting devotion to serving her people.