A university professor wished Queen Elizabeth II an “excruciating” death — and she was promptly slammed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
“I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying,” Uju Anya, an associate professor of second language acquisition at Carnegie Mellon University, wrote in a tweet on Thursday. “May her pain be excruciating.”
The world’s third-richest man then quoted Anya’s tweet and wrote: “This is someone supposedly working to make the world better?”
“I don’t think so,” Bezos added. “Wow.”
The back-and-forth came as the 96-year-old monarch was under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, and less than an hour before Buckingham Palace officially announced that Queen Elizabeth had died at 96.
In followups to her initial post elsewhere, the Carnegie Mellon professor defended her tweet in explicit terms.
After one Twitter user wrote “Ewww you stink,” Anya responded: “You mean like your p-ssy?”
Anya also doubled down in a response to Bezos posted just minutes after Elizabeth’s death was confirmed, writing: “May everyone you and your merciless greed have harmed in this world remember you as fondly as I remember my colonizers.”