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?