While many people have responded to Hurricane Harvey like heroes, others have responded like filthy rotten bigoted pond scum. Among the latter is University of Tampa Professor Ken Storey.
On Sunday, as Harvey continued to ravage the Texas Gulf Coast, leaving thousands of people homeless and without power, Storey – presumably safe, dry, and comfortably smug on a couch somewhere – tweeted that he believed the storm was “instant Karma” for Texas for voting for Donald Trump in the presidential election.
This is absolutely disgusting:
According to the University of Tampa website, Storey teaches an introductory course to sociology and specializes in research involving “urban issues within the southeastern United States, including research in gun shows, planned communities and unique issues of tourism focused commercial districts.” No doubt he has some hot takes on those issues, too.
Eventually, Storey realized that he’s a horrible human being and deleted the tweets before issuing an apology:
I deeply regret a statement I posted yesterday. I never meant to wish ill will upon any group. I hope all affected by Harvey recover quickly
— Ken Storey (@klstorey) August 28, 2017
He also completely scrubbed his Twitter account, deleting his profile picture and reducing his tweets from more than 72,000 to just four.
But while Storey has retracted his statement, he was unfortunately not alone in his vile sentiment:
if hurricane harvey was smart, it would rid us of Texas
and it’s racist existence.
— Freedom OF Breach (@clickpicksbydon) August 24, 2017
Don’t be stupid. If they tell you to evacuate, please do so. Obviously the racist hillbillies can stay. #HurricaneHarvey
— Leli (@Lelilo1999) August 24, 2017
A part of me wishes that every evil racist, Republican & KKK member in TEXAS would be #WashedAWAY this weekend with Hurricane Harvey!!
— Just Think About It (@LoquitaAngel) August 25, 2017
— Mr. Frexit 🇺🇸 (@MrFrexit) August 28, 2017
Do these people really not realize that they’re the true bigots and racists?
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UPDATE – Storey was fired for his comments:
Florida professor who tweeted Texans deserved Harvey for supporting Trump is relieved of teaching duties https://t.co/Y8VzFdA1xv
— sdmattpotter (@sdmattpotter) August 29, 2017