Piers Morgan called Carnegie Mellon University associate professor of second language acquisition Uju Anya a “vile disgusting moron” earlier this month after Anya declared on social media that she wished Queen Elizabeth II’s death would be “excruciating” — and now more recently, Morgan has decried Anya as “a cowardly disgrace” for declining an interview request.
“Piers Morgan calling me ‘vile, disgusting moron’ while his producer calling me for interview. Tufiakwa,” Anya tweeted on Wednesday.
“I definitely want to interview you. I’d like you to try repeating to my face that you hoped the Queen died in ‘excruciating pain.’ But I suspect like most vile ‘woke’ trolls, you won’t have the guts. Do you?” Morgan responded in a tweet on Thursday.
“No, Piers,” Anya replied with the eye-rolling emoji. “You want to interview me, because your career died in excruciating pain, and you need the ratings. But I won’t let you chase clout off me. Like I said, I no dey put food for my enemy mouth.”
“So like I thought, you don’t have the guts to repeat your disgusting slurs about the Queen to someone who would hold you to account for them. You’re not just a disgrace but a cowardly disgrace,” Morgan fired back.
In a tweet earlier this month, Anya declared, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.” In another post she wrote, “That wretched woman and her bloodthirsty throne have f***** generations of my ancestors on both sides of the family, and she supervised a government that sponsored the genocide my parents and siblings survived. May she die in agony.” Both posts were apparently removed by Twitter for violating the platform’s rules.
The queen, who was the longest-reigning monarch in British history, passed away at the age of 96 after more than 70 years on the throne.
In another tweet Anya declared, “If anyone expects me to express anything but disdain for the monarch who supervised a government that sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my family and the consequences of which those alive today are still trying to overcome, you can keep wishing upon a star.”
Carnegie Mellon University had issued a statement responding to Anya’s shocking social media remarks: “We do not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account,” the school declared in the statement. “Free expression is core to the mission of higher education, however, the views she shared absolutely do not represent the values of the institution, nor the standards of discourse we seek to foster.”