A university has cut ties with an adjunct professor for cruel comments she made on Facebook about the death of U.S. student Otto Warmbier.
After a year and a half of being detained by the North Korean regime, the 22-year-old died earlier this month soon after being returned to his parents in Ohio. He was accused by North Korean authorities of trying to steal a propaganda poster from his hotel; Kim Jong Un’s regime detained him and sentenced him to 15 years of prison with hard labor.
Warmbier was abruptly returned to the U.S. after 17 months in detainment, but it was too late – North Korea had failed to report that he had gone into a coma the same month he was imprisoned. Doctors said the student suffered serious brain damage.
Katherine Dettwyler, formerly an adjunct anthropology teacher, reportedly wrote in a Facebook post that Warmbier "got exactly what he deserved" and was “typical of a mindset a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males" in her classes. She also accused Warmbier of being the kind of person who would “threaten female professors” over bad grades and “snort cocaine.”
The University of Deleware denounced her comments and said Dettwyler would not be rehired in the future. “We condemn any and all messages that endorse hatred and convey insensitivity toward a tragic event such as the one that Otto Warmbier and his family suffered,” the school said in a statement.
On Tuesday’s “Pat & Stu,” Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere talked about the upside-down perspective of extreme liberals who think someone like Warmbier should die but would advocate for people who committed actual crimes.
“You come up as a hyper partisan,” Stu said of extreme views like Dettwyler’s post. “You will do anything to justify that you’re right.”