A College of Tampa professor from Winter Park was fired for calling Hurricane Harvey “karma” for Texas Republicans.
Talking for the primary time since his tweet concerning the destruction and devastation in Texas throughout Harvey, Ken Storey stated he is sorry.
“I tweeted one thing that was worded very poorly and for that I apologize,” Storey stated.
Storey met WESH 2 Information away from his Winter Park residence, saying he and his household acquired demise threats, together with some from a white nationalist group in Georgia.
Storey stated it is a far cry from the harm he brought on.
“Seeing the struggling that is gone on there and understanding that I added struggling on prime of that’s exhausting for me,” Storey stated.
Storey stated he understands now how highly effective one hundred forty characters might be.
“Phrases have actions and in right now’s political, social local weather, phrases are extra highly effective than they’ve ever been,” Storey stated.
The previous College of Tampa visiting assistant professor stated he does not know what’s subsequent.
In a press release the varsity stated partially: We condemn the feedback and the sentiment behind them, and perceive the ache this irresponsible act has induced. Our ideas and prayers are with all impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Storey, who calls himself captivated with politics and local weather change, stated he’ll assume extra earlier than he speaks.
“I obtained caught up within the second. Within the discourse that we have been having, and I lowered myself to that and that is not who I’m,” Storey stated.