As the world mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II — the UK’s longest reigning royal — one dissenting voice took the opportunity to lambast the dearly departed monarch.
US professor Uju Anya recently doubled down on prior critical comments in which wished Her Majesty an “excruciating” death among other barbs — which resulted in her getting slammed by billionaire Jeff Bezos.
Anya launched her initial salvo after news broke yesterday that Her Highness, 96, was under medical supervision. “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying,” Uju Anya, an associate professor of second language acquisition at Carnegie Mellon University, Tweeted at the time. “May her pain be excruciating.”
The professor’s tirade was subsequently deleted by Twitter, but not before it caught the eye of Amazon founder and the world’s third richest man Jeff Bezos, who retweeted the ugly message and wrote: “This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow.”
However, the message had little impact on Anya, who unleashed yet more anti-Queen comments right after the palace announced the monarch’s passing yesterday afternoon.
“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 hell-wisher fumed in a followup tweet at 1:51 p.m.
Anya also took a potshot at billionaire Bezos in the replies below his criticism of her, writing:
“May everyone you and your merciless greed have harmed in this world remember you as fondly as I remember my colonizers.”
Carnegie Mellon hasn’t yet replied to the Post’s request for comment.
When reached by The Post for comment, reps for Carnegie Mellon said, “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 values of the institution, nor the standards of discourse we seek to foster.”