By Jason Patterson | United States
In California, a college professor has sparked a social media controversy after calling former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and even going as far as to say she’s “happy the witch is dead.”
The comments were made just an hour after the news of her passing was released. The comments were made by Randa Jarrar, an author and professor in the English department at California State University, Fresno.
The hateful comments drew thousands of negative replies, sparking outrage on social media, with people universally condemning the professor’s tweets and some calling for her firing.
“I hope you find peace and one day walk away from this profound hatred,” writer Chad Felix Greene wrote.
In addition, Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro slammed Jarrar, tweeting: “Good news: you won’t have to see her when she’s in heaven and you’re burning in hell.”
Shockingly Jarrar remained unapologetic even after the rightfully harsh criticism, engaging with critics on social media and doubling down on her attacks against the Bush family, though she later set her Twitter account to private. She tweeted that she’s happy that “George W. Bush is probably really sad right now.”
After that, she boasted that because she is a tenured professor, she couldn’t be fired over her views. “I work as a tenured professor. I make 100K a year doing that. I will never be fired. I will always have people wanting to hear what I have to say,” she wrote on Twitter.