I’m still gay, declares Uju Anya, Nigerian professor who wished Queen Elizabeth ‘excruciating death’

I’m still gay, declares Uju Anya, Nigerian professor who wished Queen Elizabeth ‘excruciating death’

Uju Anya, a Nigerian professor based in the United States, has taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to remind the world of her gay status.

She made this known in a tweet posted via her verified handle on Monday, September 12, 2022.

Equally important, the academic made the declaration while appreciating Nigerians for standing by her during the furore generated by her reaction to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the late British monarch.

”+234 Twitter, good morning. I give you special thanks for riding hardest for me. My Nigerian people, especially in and from Alaigbo, saw how much I love you and showed me love back. Together we shared our pain and taught the world our history. Thank you❤️

”P.S. I am still a gay,’’ she tweeted on Monday.

Uju Anya had divided opinions on Twitter when she berated the departed monarch for heading a vile regime; one that oversaw genocide in other climes, among other things.

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However, Twitter had immediately taken took down the post where Uju Anya mentioned “excruciating death” with respect to the late Queen; while the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) where she currently works, dissociated the institution from her views.

However, in an interview with Marcie Cipriani of WTAE-TV; the University don had clarified her reaction.

While disclosing that she is a child and sibling of survivors of genocide from 1967-1970, Uju Anya stated that more than 3 million civilians were massacred when the Igbo people of Nigeria tried to secede from Nigeria. She held that those slaughtered included her family members, adding that she was born immediately after the war.

Equally important, she also accused the British government of facilitating the war; while noting that the UK’s support came through political cover, weapons, bombs, planes, military vehicles, and supplies.

“My people endured a holocaust, which has shadowed our entire lives and continues to affect it because we’re still mourning incalculable losses and still rebuilding everything that was destroyed.”

1st News reports that Uju Anya is a university professor and researcher in applied linguistics, critical sociolinguistics, and critical discourse studies primarily examining race, gender, sexual, and social class identities in new language learning through the experiences of African American students.

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