A University of Tampa Sociology professor is now unemployed after he tweeted that people in Houston deserve the “instant karma” from hurricane Harvey.
After professor Ken Storey sent his hateful tweet, he was challenged with a reply asking “I guess since we’re a Red state [Florida] we deserve some bad karma too, right?” To which Storey replied “Yep, those who voted for him here deserve it as well.”
Aaaaand you’re fired
Storey went on to apologize for his insensitive remarks and deleted the controversial tweet. However, his apology-tweet was not taken well, as it has over 2000 replies and less than 100 likes — reaching “The Ratio” level of poor Twitter form.
I deeply regret a statement I posted yesterday. I never meant to wish ill will upon any group. I hope all affected by Harvey recover quickly
— Ken Storey (@klstorey) August 28, 2017
This apology did not prove to be enough to save Storey from his bad-take, as the University of Tampa posted a press release today stating: “We condemn the comments and the sentiment behind them, and understand the pain this irresponsible act has caused. Storey has been relieved of his duties at UT, and his classes will be covered by other sociology faculty.”
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