How should Drexel University respond to their professor’s “disgust” with a kind act shown to a U.S. soldier?
George Ciccariello, a professor, and Drexel University tweeted out his disgust when a first class passenger gave up his seat to a uniformed member of our military.
On March 26th, the professor tweeted:
As you can imagine, while the disgusted professor was trying to keep from upchucking, the Twitter world was ready to “project” their ire all over social media! The backlash was swift and strong. Conservative writer, Ben Shapiro, replied: “Because you’re a douchebag?” When Ciccariello blocked Washington Times columnist, Madison Gesiotto, she wrote: “Maybe he’s busy vomiting.”
Additionally, Rob O’ Neill the Navy SEAL that is credited with killing Osama Bin Laden had some strong words for Mr. Ciccariello and you can watch them here:
This isn’t the first time the “professor” has gotten into trouble on social media. In 2015 he wrote, “Abolish the White Race.” He stated that the Charleston church shooter, Dylan Roof, “put into practice what many white Americans already think.” And in a December 2016 he referred to two men in a viral video as “Racist Crackers.” Incidentally, George Ciccariello has all this angst against his own race. He is Caucasian.
This is how the “professor” responded to Fox 29, “Two days after U.S. airstrikes incinerated an estimated 200 civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, I sent a personal tweet in reaction to what I considered a smug and self-congratulatory gesture by a first-class passenger toward a uniformed soldier. Maybe predictably, my tweet has since been fed into and misrepresented by the outrage machine that is right-wing media. Needless to say, my personal views expressed off-campus have absolutely nothing to do with those of my employer, Drexel University.”
Drexel University has also responded by saying that the professor’s comments “are his own opinion and do not represent the University’s views. Drexel is committed to and vigorously supports our ROTC students, student veterans and alumni who have served in the military. Our support for student veterans has helped us create an inclusive campus culture that honors service and Drexel’s deep connection to American military history.”
What do you think about this incident? Should anything else be done by Drexel University?
Source: Fox 29 WTXF