FRESNO, CA (Fox News) — A university professor in California has sparked a social media uproar after calling former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and saying she’s “happy the witch is dead.”
Randa Jarrar, an author and professor in the English department at California State University, Fresno (aka Fresno State), made the distasteful comments just an hour after the death of the former first lady was announced.
“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F*** outta here with your nice words,” the professor tweeted.
Bush, 92, died Tuesday, just days after the family announced she was failing in health and would refuse further medical treatment in favor of “comfort care.”
Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, was “broken-hearted” over the loss of his “beloved Barbara,” while former President George W. Bush called his mother “a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other.”
But the Fresno State professor was apparently not touched by the loss of the former first lady, who was called “everybody’s grandmother.”
“PSA: either you are against these pieces of s— and their genocidal ways or you’re part of the problem. That’s actually how simple this is. I’m happy the witch is dead. Can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million Iraqis have,” Jarrar said in another tweet.
The comments, which drew thousands of negative replies, sparked outrage on social media, with people universally condemning the professor’s tweets and some calling for her firing.