Queen Elizabeth II dies at age 96
Royal family says Queen Elizabeth II has died. FOX Business’ Ashley Webster with updates.
A Carnegie Mellon University associate professor who wished Queen Elizabeth II an "excruciating" death on Thursday doubled down by going after Jeff Bezos for his "merciless greed" after the Amazon founder criticized her comments.
"I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating," Uju Anya, an associated professor of second language acquisition at Carnegie Mellon University, tweeted on Thursday upon news that the Queen's doctors were "concerned for Her Majesty’s health."
The tweet has since been removed by Twitter for violating the platform's policies, but Bezos questioned the tone of Anya's message.
"This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow," the world's second-richest man in the world tweeted.
Anya responded by criticizing Bezos' "merciless greed" and declining to apologize.
"If anyone expects me to express anything but disdain for the monarch who supervised a government that sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my family and the consequences of which those alive today are still trying to overcome, you can keep wishing upon a star," she tweeted in a thread with her original tweet that was removed by Twitter.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II, LONGEST-REIGNING BRITISH MONARCH, DEAD AT 96
Anya, who joined Carnegie Mellon in 2021, told the school in a "Faculty Spotlight" interview earlier this year that she was born in Nigeria, which achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1960.