Ciccariello-Maher told the New York Daily News that his tweet was “misrepresented” by “right-wing media.”
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A high volume of social media users have since deemed Ciccariello-Maher’s tweet to be anti-military.
troops need real support. They don’t need symbolic gestures.” “I think it’s really irresponsible to blindly support, for example, wars that send off young people into combat, risk their lives, kill many others as we’ve just seen in Mosul,” Ciccariello-Maher said, adding “U.S.
He later attempted to pass the controversial tweet off as being satirical.
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“What I don’t respect is a brutal invasion and occupation of Iraq that has not made our world any safer – a war that has taken advantage of economically disadvantaged Americans, a war that has given the world ISIS, and a war that has wrought carnage like that seen in Mosul and elsewhere.” “I respect anyone who makes difficult and dangerous decisions out of economic necessity – whether they are public school teachers, construction workers, economic migrants, or young soldiers,” Ciccariello-Maher wrote.
“Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier,” Ciccariello wrote. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul.” “People are thanking him.
Carlson asked Ciccariello-Maher to explain himself in a segment that went on for roughly 10 minutes. That wasn’t enough to stop Fox News host Tucker Carlson from wrapping himself in the American flag Thursday night.
He took to Facebook Thursday to expand his controversial statement, which he added had nothing to do with his employer amid some calls for his dismissal from Drexel.
Why?" Carlson pushed back: "Somebody’s trying to be nice to the guy who’s going through all these hardships … and that makes you mad.
Another added: “Sickened to be a @DrexelUniv alum after hearing of George Ciccariello-Maher’s remarks after a true act of kindness and respect. Embarrassed.”
The comment was in response to a recent report that U.S.-led military strikes might have killed as many as 200 civilians while targeting Islamic State fighters in Iraq.
A professor is on the defence after tweeting earlier this week he was “trying not to vomit” after watching a passenger give up his first-class seat for a soldier in uniform.
This isn’t the first time Ciccariello-Maher has inflamed the masses using social media.
George Ciccariello-Maher, an associate professor at Drexel University’s department of politics and global studies, is facing immense backlash as a result of the observation, which has since gone viral online.
George Ciccariello-Maher, an associate professor at Drexel University’s department of politics and global studies.
George Ciccariello-Maher is a disgrace,” wrote one Twitter user. “Thank goodness my child wont attend your school.
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On Christmas Eve of last year, he tweeted “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.”
As Carlson noted, though, Ciccariello-Maher struggled to connect how a kind gesture by a civilian relates to a so-called “brutal invasion".