Jeff Bezos Came For A Black Professor And Got Dragged On Twitter
“This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow," Bezos tweeted.
September 09, 2022 at 4:03 pm
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos exchanged a couple of words with Twitter users who weren’t so sad about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
About an hour before the news of the Queen’s death hit the internet, Bezos quoted a tweet from Carnegie Mellon professor Uju Anya.
“I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying,” Anya wrote. “May her pain be excruciating.”
The tweet was removed due to violating Twitter rules.
According to Newsweek, Bezos responded by chastising the professor for her feelings.
“This is someone supposedly working to make the world better?” he tweeted. “I don’t think so. Wow.”
Dr. Anya didn’t back down from the billionaire and stuck to her stance.
“Otoro gba gbue gi,” she responded. “May everyone you and your merciless greed have harmed in this world remember you as fondly as I remember my colonizers.”
“Otoro gba gbue gi,” roughly translates to, “May you die of an uncontrollable running stomach.” It is the language of the Igbo people in Nigeria.
On her Twitter account, Dr. Anya describes herself as an “antiracist” and “feminist.” She was born in Nigeria to a Nigerian father and a Trinidadian mother, according to HITC. Both countries were colonized by the British.
While Bezos collected his thoughts, other users came to the professor’s defense. The founder was quickly bombarded with tweets pointing to his wealth, influence and controversial business practices.