When former First Lady Barbra Bush passed away Tuesday, people around the globe expressed their condolences. Many honored her memory by discussing her life’s accomplishments and contributions. However, one college professor apparently thought this was the right time to proclaim that she was glad Bush had died. She went on to claim that Barbara Bush was a “racist” and that she helped to raise a “war criminal.”
Professor Randa Jarrar started her rant against the Bushes on Twitter when she was apparently tired of reading all the tweets honoring Bush.
Jarrar wrote that she was “happy the witch is dead.”
Perhaps the most disgusting comment Jarrar shared on her Twitter account Tuesday night was that she was glad that George W. Bush was sad.
When other tweets admonished Jarrar and called for her resignation, Jarrar replied: “sweetie 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. even you are one of them! <3.”
Additionally, Jarrar wrote: “LOL! Let me help you. You should tag my president @JosephICastro. What I love about being an American professor is my right to free speech, and what I love about Fresno State is that I always feel protected and at home here. GO BULLDOGS!”
According to Fox News, thousands of proud Americans flocked to Fresno State’s Twitter account with the hopes of putting an end to Jarrar’s hateful rant.
Since her Twitter rant, Jarrar has made her Twitter private to prevent others from commenting on her social media account. Fresno State’s President released a statement that explained they were standing with their professor, even if they found her views a “deep concern.”
“On behalf of Fresno State, I extend my deepest condolences to the Bush family on the loss of our former First Lady, Barbara Bush,” Fresno State President Joseph Castro said. “We share the deep concerns expressed by others over the personal comments made today by professor Randa Jarrar, a professor in the English Department at Fresno State.”