Carnegie Mellon University issued an official statement following controversial comments from University staffer Uju Ani. Carnegie Mellon University says it “does not condone her offensive and unwanted posts” as many are calling for Anya’s suspension or firing.
Carnegie Mellon University is making its position clear. will not tolerateI support or justify the very contradictory statements of the school professor Uju Ani. In an official statement posted on the school’s official Twitter account, Anya’s remarks were directly addressed.
“We do not condone the offensive and unwanted messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account. Freedom of speech is at the core of the mission of higher education, yet the views she shared do not at all reflect either the values of the institution or the standards of discourse we seek to develop,” the statement said.
After a backlash, including from the world’s richest man, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Twitter deleted several tweets from Uju Ani, in particular one that read: “I heard that the top monarch of a thieving, raping and genocidal empire is finally dying . May her pain be excruciating.”
Another tweet, which was also deleted from Anya, said: “This pitiful woman and her bloodthirsty throne fucked generations of my ancestors on both sides of the family, and she controlled the government that sponsored the genocide that my parents, brothers and sisters survived. Let her die in agony.”
As of now, Carnegie Mellon University has not publicly stated whether it plans to take any disciplinary action against Uju Ani due to her reporting.