You'll recall that earlier this month, a man was kicked off a JetBlue flight for verbally harassing President-elect Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump as she was with her children.
The husband of man who harassed Ivanka is named is Matt Lasner, and he is a professor at Hunter College. Lasner, before the berating occurred, tweeted out his husband's intention, but has since deleted the tweet, and his account.
Due to all of this, a petition was started by a man named Brendan Bradley on Change.org calling for the removal of Lasner from his post, and condemns not only the fact that he harassed Ivanka in the presence of her children, but later tried to cover up that it happened.
Matt Lasner's conduct is a direct representation of Hunter College. We believe his immature and cruel harassment of Ivanka Trump and her family at JFK airport should be met with disciplinary action. The fact that someone who would be involved in such conduct is teaching students is very troubling. We are petitioning that Hunter College take ACTION. Someone like Mr. Lasner, who would harass a mother and her child simply trying to go about their day, does not deserve the honor of teaching. The fact that he tried to cover up and change the story around to avoid the consequences of his actions is also a testament to his character. He is NOT a good example for our youth.
As of this writing, the petition has nearly 30,000 signatures. While the petition was started five days ago, it surpassed various milestones in the thousands within the last 24 hours.