A University of Tampa professor of sociology apologized for a tweet on Sunday suggesting that Texans deserved Hurricane Harvey because of their support for President Trump in the 2016 election.
“I don’t believe in instantaneou Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas, ” Ken Storey wrote in the original tweet, according to Campus Reform. “Hopefully this will assist them in realize the GOP doesn’t care about them.”
I deeply regret a statement I affixed yesterday. I never meant to wish ill will upon any group. I hope all has an impact on Harvey recover quickly
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Responding to a commenter who pushed back on the tweet, Storey supposedly wrote: “Well, the very best beings there need to do more to put an end to the evil their regime propagandizes. I’m only blaming those who support the GOP there.”
The commenter questioned Storey if Trump partisans in Florida deserved a same fate.
“Yep, those who voted for him here deserve it as well.”
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— Campus Reform (@ campusreform) August 28, 2017 blockquote > div >
After the tweet was beginning to make waves on social media, the professor tweeted Monday afternoon: “I profoundly regret the following statement I posted yesterday. I never meant to wish ill will upon the working groups. I hope all affected by Harvey recover quickly.”
He ultimately deleted the orginal tweet, according to Campus Reform.
Eric Cardenas, Director of Public Information at The University of Tampa, told Fox News in a statement: “The University of Tampa stands in solidarity with the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey, and our thoughts and devotions are with all involved. The remarks made by Kenneth Storey were originated via his private social media account. They were not impelled within his capacity as a faculty member, and they don’t represents the University’s notions. The University of Tampa condemns these comments and the sentiment behind them. Storey has publicly defended for his comments.”
Harvey has been blamed for at least three confirmed extinctions, including the status of women killed Monday in the town of Porter , northeast of Houston, when a large oak tree dislodged by heavy rains overthrew onto her trailer home.
A Houston television station reported Monday that six family members were believed to have submerge when their van was cleaned apart by floodwaters. The KHOU report was attributed to three family members the station did not identify. No organizations have been recovered.
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