Uju Anya, a Nigerian-born American researcher and professor has expressed her gratitude to Nigerians following the controversy generated by her comments on late Queen Elizabeth II of England.
As the Queen’s health was reported to be critical last Thursday, Professor Anya took to her Twitter page to tweet, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”
Her tweet attracted a lot of reactions from around the world including that of Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, who belated her with a quote tweet saying, “This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow.”
The tweet by Anya was eventually deleted by Twitter for violating their rules.
Following another tweet by Anya after the Queen’s death had been announced where she said;
“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,” she got backing from a lot of people, mostly Nigerians.
During the early hours of Tuesday, she took to Twitter to appreciate Nigerians for standing by her and also stated that she is still gay.
She wrote on her social media platform;
”+234 TWITTER, GOOD MORNING. I GIVE YOU SPECIAL THANKS FOR RIDING HARDEST FOR ME. MY NIGERIAN PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY IN AND FROM ALAIGBO, SAW HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU AND SHOWED ME LOVE BACK. TOGETHER WE SHARED OUR PAIN AND TAUGHT THE WORLD OUR HISTORY. THANK YOU.
P.S. I AM STILL A GAY.”
+234 Twitter, good morning. I give you special thanks for riding hardest for me. My Nigerian people, especially in and from Alaigbo, saw how much I love you and showed me love back. Together we shared our pain and taught the world our history. Thank you❤️
P.S. I am still a gay.
— Uju Anya (@UjuAnya) September 13, 2022