A professor apologized Wednesday for an Instagram Story post from the previous day in which he called Israelis “pigs,” “savages,” “very, very bad people” and even “incurable excrement.”
Mika Tosca – Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and self-proclaimed “radically optimistic transsexual climate scientist” – expressed the following parting wish to Israelis in his post on Tuesday: “May they all rot in hell.”
The following social media post contains an apparent screenshot of Tosca’s now-deleted words, as well as a photo of the professor:
What happened next?
Tosca seemed to have a 180 degree change of heart the next day and issued the following apology on Wednesday afternoon:
“Yesterday I wrote some things on my Instagram story that I strongly disagree with and don’t stand behind,” Tosca said started. “I am deeply sorry that I wrote what I wrote and that I hurt many people with my words, and I am especially sorry for the Israeli people, whom I largely blamed for the war have. You don’t deserve this – and you didn’t deserve it either. It was wrong to post what I posted; I know my words perpetuated harmful stereotypes.”
Not everyone buys Tosca’s Mea culpaHowever:
- “If you don’t stand behind it, why did you post it?” one commenter wondered. “You’re sorry you got caught, not that you did it.”
- “Which is your true heart – today or yesterday?” Another user asked. “I guess yesterday, and today you’re trying to clean up your disgusting mess.”
- “Bad Nazi,” another commenter wrote.
What did the school have to say?
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago issued the following statement to Blaze News on Wednesday regarding X contribution with what appears to be Tosca’s photo and original words: “A member of our community expressed hateful views that SAIC rejects. These views do not reflect the school or the values we share as a community.”
(H/T: Campus reform)
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