University Fires Professor Who Called Hurricane Harvey "Karma" For Texas

Tyler Durden's picture

Yesterday, we detailed the story of a University of Tampa professor who suggested that Texans deserve the fallout from Hurricane Harvey because of their support for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

As Campus Reform noted, Professor Ken Storey wrote...

“I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas, Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them.”

Of course, after posting this disgusting comment, he apologized...

“I deeply regret a statement I posted yesterday,” Storey tweeted. “I never meant to wish ill will upon any group. I hope all affected by Harvey recover quickly.”

But the damage was done, and today, as Campus Reform reports, the University of Tampa announced Tuesday that it has fired the professor.

In a statement sent to the university community, the school strongly condemned the comments made by Professor Ken Storey on Twitter, underscoring that the remarks “do not reflect UT's community views or values.”

“We condemn the comments and the sentiment behind them, and understand the pain this irresponsible act has caused. Storey has been relieved of his duties at UT, and his classes will be covered by other sociology faculty,” the university wrote.


“As Floridians, we are well aware of the destruction and suffering associated with tropical weather,” the statement concluded, adding, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”

We wonder how "deeply" Storey "regrets" his disgusting hate-speak now?

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Akzed's picture

Seems like some instant karma got you.

Linus2011's picture

stupid is as stupid forrest would say

knukles's picture

This is called civility
Somebody makes an inappropriate comment that then reflects upon the employer
The miscreant is dismissed for shining light poorly on his employer....  Golly gee. 
A business, whether it be football (SF49ers QB or Starbucks CEO) or coffee, makes no matter.  When personal views that have nothing to do with business punish same business then the miscreant has to be removed
It's nothing more than pure civility

Is being polite too much to ask these days?
Apparently so.

El Oregonian's picture

Well Ken, what's your Storey now?

Muddy1's picture

Yep, karma's a BITCH, Ken. You've got first hand experience that you can put on your resume.

And now that tropical storm Irma is building in the Atlantic you may be getting another dose of karma in a few days.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Liberal Fat Camp Re-education starts soon on a barren landscape near year! It's grow your own food time kids!!

Handful of Dust's picture

A libtard getting fired for hateful/mean speech.

That's a switch!

However, plenty of anti-American college out there will grab him like Columbia, Berkley, Yale, etc.

yomutti2's picture


Buck up, Ken. McDonalds is hiring.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Are we saying "free speech" comes with a price nowadays?

nmewn's picture

No, he was free to say what he said, he did say it and meant it. And likewise everyone else is free to condemn or agree with him too. 

He should promptly now "un-apologize" just like Kathy Griffin did and then do a follow up statement standing on his principles that he REALLY DID wish all Trump voters in Texas got killed by Harvey.

Wouldn't that be sweet?

Then he could do another un-un-apology for that ;-)

RAT005's picture

Splitting hairs but the voting map shows Houston voting for Billary so maybe he was right with his Karma theory.

consider me gone's picture

It's called responsibility. You say it, you own it.

KJWqonfo7's picture

Speech is still free, hate speech can be expensive.

Ken can explain it.

nmewn's picture

Did anyone else notice he was a "sociology" professor?...lmao!!!

NoPension's picture

What an idiot.

I mean...What. A. Fucking. Idiot!

And this is the dumb shit kids have to deal with anymore.

prmths2's picture

He is truly an idiot when you consider that Houston is the county seat of Harris County that voted 54.2% Hillary and 41.8% Trump. Adjacent Fort Bend County voted 51.5% Hillary and 45% Trump.

RallyRoundTheFamily's picture


We don't need no stinking facts!

Facts are racist

Normalcy Bias's picture

Kids these days need a lot less of the likes of Prof. Snowflake, and a lot more of guys like Prof. Turgeson...


Rusty Shorts's picture

Hahaa, great movie! I'm thankful I went to University back in the day!

Creative_Destruct's picture

Yes! This lump of crap needs to get a testosterone transfusion from Terguson!

“I deeply regret a statement I posted yesterday,” Storey tweeted. “I never meant to wish ill will upon any group. I hope all affected by Harvey recover quickly.”

What a whining,sniveling POS. "I never meant to wish ill.." BULLSHIT... the ballless, gutless coward SAID so in plain English. OWN IT pussy!

Then he loses his job and backs off FAST... BEYOND pathetic. 

Personally, I'd have a modicum of respect for him if he admitted he did what he did and then argued that saying stupid shit shouldn't get a person fired (necessarily). I'm personally more concerned about the threat to free speech that exists today than some morons like this one speaking up. If stupid people aren't free to say stupid shit, NO ONE will have free speech, eventually.

NUT-UP lumpy.... oh wait... can't nut-up if you have no nuts....

Rusty Shorts's picture

Yes indeed. Grow a fucking pair.



Bigly's picture

Who would attach themselves to that bloated pig? A skanky sjw - or he is well acquainted with his hand.

Lumpen asexual blob bearpig.

EddieLomax's picture

Its a difficult one as I don't want to see a society where people are not free to speak their minds.

But how does a college continue to have a professor of sociology who is apparently a socialpath?  The man has completely unqualified himself publically for his own job, it would be different if he was teach maths or computing, this though undercuts his supposed qualification.

EddieLomax's picture

I'm seeing a pattern here, previously a professor of ethics gets arrested for buying bike locks and throwing them at Trump supporters.

If that's the best social sciences has to offer then I think his students qualifications are more of a burden.

dumluk's picture

Naah, I doubt it....Not even those schools would touch him.....Hes just tooooooo stupid.......when are people gonna realize the dangers of using social media.......?

Pure Evil's picture

What's really hillarious is the vast majority of people that got rained on by Harvey voted for Hillary.

Considering the number of libtards that live in Houston and surrounding areas.

Creative_Destruct's picture

Exactly. Houston, like virtually all big cities even those in Red states, is a Blue area.

F'n lame-brain.

DWD-MOVIE's picture

I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do…

Irish Yoga's picture

Just another useless fat guy that didn't qualify for the cheerleading squad. So they gave the fat guy a job blowing smoke up the areses of dumb fucks. Seriously, how do parents justify paying for so called educators like this?
I'll give him a job if he posts his resume on ZH. I'll have him licking Hillary's stains on Labia and Iqrack in no time.

TheMayor's picture

Boycott Starbucks, Target, and Apple; do not travel to or buy products from them Libtard states, especially California.



Handful of Dust's picture

add Under Armour to the shit list also. They are overpriced anyway so it's easy yo tod and better for you anyway.

NoPension's picture

How to spot an undercover cop...

UnderArmour hat, shirt, shorts, socks and underwear.

Money Boo Boo's picture

the funniest part jack asses: he's right!



what happened to free speech you fucking hypocrits?? you can ALL suck my balls Libtards!







Moe Howard's picture

No it is not [too much to ask].


Morons like this guy think they can jump on the hate bandwagon and get a pat on the back.


Yes, we have free speech. However, free speech is not free of consequence.


Hopefully, we see a lot more of this type of action when an employee of a government institution spews hate and filth.




migra's picture

Indeed. Fat boy got shown the door. It gives me some little bit of hope that the entire world has not lost all decency. 

jcaz's picture

Sweet- another fatuous academic self-destructs....

"Welcome to Walmart".......

Swampster's picture

poor guy...he hates Republicans because he chooses to engage in homosexual activities.....

anarchitect's picture

An "assistant professor".  What a moron.  It means still untenured.  He hadn't yet passed the Pearly Gates without having to die, so he could be turned away.

LedMizer's picture

He could have been the first fucking idiot to make a living with a sociology "degree."  But hell no!

swmnguy's picture

Indeed.  Assistant.  Not Associate yet, but at least not adjunct.  These days only a small minority make it to full Professor status and tenure.  Teaching is becoming the low-paid service job the privatizers envision.  Adjuncts often get paid between $1500 and $4000 per class per term.  So teaching at the higher end of the scale, with maximum workload, maybe they can make $32,000 a year.  Nice work for a PhD.

You don't open your yap unless/until you have tenure.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Linus,

There must be something "wink, wink" (Fluoride) in the water. This is the second time I've had to post the following:

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”
- Geroge Carlin

Raffie's picture

Was listening to Tucker Carlson and he went over this guy who got FIRE. ROFLMAO.. I do love it....

His big mouth wrote a check is ass could not cash. 

They would probably hire him in Calif because they love toxic people like this. 

JRobby's picture

Ken Storey

Needs to go into hiding. That's a bloated face you don't forget.

Sanity Bear's picture

swear I've seen his name and face before but I just can't place it

duo's picture

The careers a stupid Twitter post has ended must number in the hundreds.  Especially those who threatened Trump and got visited by the Secret Service.

phaedrus1952's picture

Over at Politico, a cartoonist named Wuerker just posted an incredibly offensive cartoon mocking Texans being rescued.

I am sharing it with many of my liberal relatives and friends in the ongoing 'awakening' process to show them why this whole 'progressive' culture is despised by us Deplorables.

Normalcy Bias's picture

Some appropos lyrics for Prof. Dumbass, who somehow actually believes that the Democrat Party does care for people...

Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognize your brothers
Ev'ryone you meet