The College of Tampa has fired a visiting assistant professor who steered in a tweet that Hurricane Harvey’s destruction is “prompt karma” for Texas as a result of it voted Republican.
Sociology professor Kenneth L. Storey posted the tweet and two responses on Sunday earlier than eradicating the complete thread and his profile photograph.
College spokesman Eric Cardenas stated in a press release Tuesday that Storey was fired after the varsity weathered an outpouring of on-line outrage over the feedback.
The Tampa Bay Occasions stories Storey issued an apology on Monday, writing that he “by no means meant to want sick will upon any group.”
In a Fb publish on Monday night, the college stated it “stands in solidarity with the individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”
Officers stated one other sociology professor will take over Storey’s courses.