Bezos slams prof who wished Queen Elizabeth ‘excruciating’ death

Amazon founder and business mogul Jeff Bezos has spoken out against a university professor who had shared some harsh words about the death of Queen Elizabeth II which happened on 8 September this week. Taking to Twitter, the professor, Uju Anya, said that she hoped the queen would have an “excruciating death”.

Her tweet went viral prompting thousands of responses – one of which was from Bezos who condemned her words and criticised her for having a lack of empathy and respect for the dead.

Jeff Bezos slams professor following Queen Elizabeth tweets

People across the world have been mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II who died at the age of 96 at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday this week.

While millions of tributes have poured in for the monarch from across the world – not everyone has been saddened by her passing.

Many people have headed online to share why they will not be mourning with the royal family and an associate professor of second language acquisition at Carnegie Mellon University, Uju Anya, is one of them.

Taking to her Twitter page shortly before the queen’s passing was announced, Anya wrote:

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

Professor Anya is behind the now-deleted tweet wishing the Queen an ‘excruciating’ death. Image via Twitter: Uju Anya

Quoting the professor’s tweet Bezos wrote:

The tweet rubbed thousands of people the wrong way and the world’s third wealthiest man, Jeff Bezos is one of them.

“This is someone supposedly working to make the world better?”

“I don’t think so,” Bezos added. “Wow.”

Standing strong in her opinion

Despite getting backlash from all sides, Anya continued to defend her post and responded the following to a Twitter user who wondered why she would wish the queen a painful death.

“I’m not wishing her dead. She’s dying already. I’m wishing her an agonizingly painful death like the one she caused for millions of people.”

The tweet was later removed from Twitter for violating its rules, which bar “wishing or hoping that someone experiences physical harm,” The New York Post reports.

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