George Ciccariello, an anti-white Drexel professor, said he was disgusted a fellow traveler gave up their seat for a uniformed member of the military.
Then it was time for the rest of the Internet to register its disgust.
The Twitter backlash was swift for Ciccariello, a visiting researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico who had a bad taste in his mouth after witnessing a kind act.
“Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul,” Ciccariello tweeted on March 26.
Conservative writer Ben Shapiro replied: “Because you’re a douchebag?”
After Ciccariello apparently blocked Washington Times columnist Madison Gesiotto, she wrote: “Maybe he’s busy vomiting.”
This isn’t the first time Ciccariello has drawn ire for his tweets.
In 2015 Ciccariello wrote “Abolish the White Race” and said Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof “put into practice what many white Americans already think.” In December 2016 he referred to two men in a viral video as “Racist Crackers.”
Ciccariello’s account, @ciccmaher, has its tweets protected; however, several of the more inflammatory messages have been archived.
The professor gave a statement to Fox 29, part of which reads: “Two days after U.S. airstrikes incinerated an estimated 200 civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, I sent a personal tweet in reaction to what I considered a smug and self-congratulatory gesture by a first-class passenger toward a uniformed soldier. Maybe predictably, my tweet has since been fed into and misrepresented by the outrage machine that is right-wing media. Needless to say, my personal views expressed off-campus have absolutely nothing to do with those of my employer, Drexel University.”
A university spokesman told the news station that the professor’s comments “are his own opinion and do not represent the University’s views. Drexel is committed to and vigorously supports our ROTC students, student veterans and alumni who have served in the military. Our support for student veterans has helped us create an inclusive campus culture that honors service and Drexel’s deep connection to American military history.”
But, that didn’t keep people from calling Ciccariello out on his rant.
Christian Hockley wrote:
“I’m sorry you need attention. It’s adorable, but let’s see you say that to a Marine’s face. Tweet after you do, if you can…”
Lisa Smith wrote:
“As a mother of a wounded soldier, who fought for HIS freedom, I have 3 words for HIM- GO TO HELL!”
Some called for Drexel University to fire Cicariello, while others suggested a boycott on the school by withholding donations.
Robert Henry wrote:
“Drexel University should fire Prof George Ciccariello-Maher for his “tried not to vomit” comment. DO NOT SEND YOU KIDS TO DREXEL UNIV.”
Just four months ago, Cicariello-Maher gained national media attention after tweeting: ‘All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.’
The professor told AP he was mocking what he called the ‘imaginary concept’ of white genocide, which he says was invented by white supremacists.
“It is a figment of the racist imagination, it should be mocked, and I’m glad to have mocked it,’ he said.
Ciccariello-Maher followed up his initial tweet by praising the ‘massacre’ of whites in Haiti during the country’s slave uprising and revolution more than two centuries ago.
The school issued a statement slamming his comments as ‘utterly reprehensible [and] deeply disturbing’, adding that they did not reflect the values of the University.