Former richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos has slammed a Nigerian professor, Uju Anya, for wishing Queen Elizabeth II an “excruciating” death.
Following news that the Queen was under medical supervision because her health had deteriorated on Thursday afternoon, Uju took to Twitter to lambaste the monarch and wished her a painful death.
She tweeted, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”
The tweet stirred an uproar on Twitter and netizens, especially Britons, chided her for the unguarded statement.
However, she maintained her stance and responded,
“I’m not wishing her dead. She’s dying already. I’m wishing her an agonizingly painful death like the one she caused for millions of people.”
Uju added: “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.”
The now-deleted tweet caught the attention of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, and he berated her for speaking ill of the Queen.
He wrote: “This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow.”
Responding, Uju hit back at Bezos and cursed him in Igbo language.
“Otoro gba gbue gi (May diarrhoea kill you). May everyone you and your merciless greed have harmed in this world remember you as fondly as I remember my colonizers,” she wrote.
See the exchange below,
The Queen of England passed away on Thursday evening, September 8, at age 96.