#Roommates, I don’t know how many times I have to say this, but nothing you post on social media is private anymore. Unfortunately, a sociology professor at the University of Tampa learned that the hard way after he suggested in a tweet that Texans deserved Hurricane Harvey for supporting Donald Trump.
Professor Kenneth Storey tweeted Sunday: “I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas,” according to Campus Reform. “Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them.”
According to Fox News, that tweet ended up going viral and cost professor Kenneth Storey his job.
“We condemn the comments and the sentiment behind them, and understand the pain this irresponsible act has caused,” the school said in a statement to The University of Tampa community. “As Floridians, we are well aware of the destruction and suffering associated with tropical weather. Our thoughts and prayers are with all impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”
Storey reportedly responded back to a commenter who shaded him for his tweet, saying, “Well, the good people there need to do more to stop the evil their state pushes. I’m only blaming those who support the GOP there.”
The teacher did however take accountability for his actions.
“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,” Storey tweeted Monday.