Nigerian-born Prof’s Distasteful Tweet about Queen Elizabeth II and Twitter’s Double Standards on Censorship

When the news broke on Sept. 8, 2022 that Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain’s health was a source of concern to her physicians, a Nigerian-born professor of Applied Linguistics at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Uju Anya, posted a tweet that has received considerable backlash.

The tweet read as follows:

“I heard that the monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”

Uju Anya's first distasteful tweet about Queen Elizabeth II

One of those who called her out for the sentiments her tweet expressed was the billionaire CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. In reply to her tweet, Bezos asked, “This is someone supposedly working to make the world better?” His tweet, added, “I don’t think so. Wow.”

Bezos’ reply drew more attention to Anya’s tweet which was reported by thousands of users to Twitter. The platform then removed it for violating its Community Standards.

My focus in this post is on how low this lady who is supposed to be an example to the young went in her defence of wishing evil on the queen for Britain’s colonial past and the slap on the wrist she received from Twitter.

When confronted on her tweet, Anya doubled down with further tweets, one of which is reproduced below:

“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 on a star.”

Uju Anya doubles down

In response to Bezos’ mildly-worded rebuke, she unleashed this vulgar abuse on him:

Otoro gba gbue gi. May everyone you and your merciless greed have harmed in this world remember you as fondly as I remember my colonizers.”

To someone else who said, “Ewww you stink,” her clapback was, “You mean like your p**sy.” She had similar responses in colourful language for many other Twitter users who reprimanded her.

Jeff Bezos' complaint and Uju Anya's clapback

This is a gross way of expressing oneself and it’s shocking coming from an academic on a public forum. It certainly isn’t the way Nigerians, and Ndi Igbo, the ethnic group she comes from which suffered numerous atrocities during the Nigerian Civil War, want to be perceived. We have enough trouble with the huge stain on our International image from internet fraudsters, widespread insecurity at home and large-scale corruption in our government. We don’t need a bitter lady in the Diaspora to further tip the scales against us.

Responses from Uju Anya to replies to her tweets

While many like-minded people jumped to Anya’s defence with various anti-colonial and slavery rants, many others opined that her original tweet was insensitive and inhuman. Others pointed out how ill-timed the complaints about British foreign policy were and the irrationality of bearing grudges and playing the victim decades after colonisation and Nigeria’s Civil War were over. Even some Nigerians and Igbos tweeted that she had no home training, others told her that they have moved past the blame game she was playing and she mocked them as folks who read “too much Enid Blyton and not enough CLR James”.

Uju Anya mocking Nigerians who oppose her attacks on the British Royal Family

A look at Anya’s Twitter profile explains her arrogance and tone deafness. She proclaims herself to be antiracist, feminist and has pride flags in her bio. She is, therefore, a good example of today’s progressive- exhibiting tunnel vision, always playing the victim, blaming others, and spewing hate while pretending to be loving and inclusive.

Uju Anya's Twitter bio

Thankfully, her university has dissociated itself from her tweets in these words:

“We do not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account. Free expression is core to the mission of higher education, however, the views she shared absolutely do not represent the values of the institution, nor the standards of discourse we seek to foster.”

A lot of people are not satisfied though and they are calling for her cancellation- you know, loss of job, banishment from Twitter …. If I were in her shoes, I would not like to lose my job for being so obnoxious on Twitter over a matter like this. Many people have expressed similar views to hers but they are not under fire like this. She could have aired her views with more class, civility and sensitivity because think what you will of the British government past and present, Queen Elizabeth II was widely loved across the world and millions who never even met her consider her passing a personal loss.

Statement from Carnegie Mellon University on Uju Anya's posts

This brings me to the issue of Twitter’s uneven application of its Community Standards. Twitter is neck deep in one-sided censorship. Anyone on the platform knows that Christians and conservatives are treated much more harshly there than people of other faiths, liberals and progressives in its content moderation.

Twitter protects left-leaning folks and comes down hard on right-leaning folks. If someone on the right committed Anya’s infraction, Twitter would not have deleted the tweet and dropped the matter. It would have ordered them to delete the offending tweet and if they didn’t, they would have been suspended. The case of the Babylon Bee, the satirical website, readily comes to mind. Its account was suspended for refusing to delete a tweet stating that the US Secretary of Health, Rachel Devine, is actually a man.

A follow-up tweet by Uju Anya about Queen Elizabeth II

Twitter has devoted itself to promoting progressive values and punishing those who espouse conservative and traditional values. So the platform will kick you out for misgendering or deadnaming a trans person but ignore actual threats and incitement to violence against Christians and conservatives. If you support abortion, you’re good no matter how far you go to hurt those who are pro-life, but if you are pro-life, you are silenced for stating your views as vehemently as the other side.

Some conservatives have their accounts restricted or temporarily locked for vulgar abuse. This lady had two more tweets, possibly her crude replies to people on this matter, removed without any apparent consequence. Any conservative that Twitter finds guilty of “repeated violations” will have a different story to tell. Some are punished in diverse ways or expelled entirely without any explanation, not to mention the endless shadow banning plus the whittling down of likes, retweets, comments and following.

More coarse responses from Uju Anya

On a final note, I would advise anyone on Twitter and other social media to take a break from time to time to prevent you from losing your humanity and degenerating into a cruel, uncaring monster under the guise of fighting for your political, racial, ethnic or religious group.

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Postscript: Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of Great Britain and head of the Commonwealth of Nations, passed away on the 8th of September, 2022, at the age of 96. She had been on the throne for 70 years.

70 years a queen
With wisdom and dignity she reigned
No more to be seen
But in our hearts she’ll be still revered

RIP, Your Majesty!


Otoro gba gbue gi is an Igbo curse which literally means may you die of purging (a reference to diarrhoea or dysentry).

Update: Twitter later put Uju Anya in Twitter ‘jail’ for 5 days following continued outrage concerning her tweet discussed above. The sentence expired on Tuesday,  Sept. 13, 2022. This does not, however, absolve the platform of culpability as charged in this post. It yielded to persistent public pressure on this matter but enforces swift penalties on Conservatives, even without users’ input.

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  • It is bad enough she is wishing the queen death but taking it to social media is worst

    • After that, she faced those cautioning her with all manner of rude and vulgar replies. When did that kind of behaviour become acceptable, especially for one so highly placed? In my opinion, we need more time for introspection and less time on social media these days to avoid being swept up by the trend towards savagery.

      • Uju’s language was so harsh even if you hate someone saying vulgar words when the person is sick or at the point of dying is very disrespectful. She didn’t say this to herself but coming into social media and pour all this words out.

    • Chiamaka

      Wishing the queen death is bad

  • Nwoye Chiamaka Favour

    You are right aunty Edith she should have guided her words carefully and chosen a better time . This was totally the wrong time . And there’s something on that bird app that makes one think they can always be a Savage and say words ruthlessly. Notwithstanding, I get her Ujus point but wrong word choice , wrong time and too many vulgar replies.

  • Chinemerem

    I think the reason for this obvious double standards is the fact that it is very unpopular these days to be conservative.
    Surely, billions of people are, but it takes a great deal of courage to even express any kind of reservations for today’s liberalism. It’s a whole lot of things and ways of lives popping up daily, it’s very difficult to even keep up. But the last thing any CEO of a platform wants is to be cancelled by the mob.

    Terrible, really. Trump was banned from Twitter for wayyyy less than what this Prof spewed in the wake of the Queen’s death. Absolutely low and not classy; I’d never support that.

    I liked the Queen and the only reason I didn’t display any dramatic feelings for her death was because she lived a very long life. I’ll continue to hope that she rests in peace.

    As for this Prof and her fellow bitter minions, I can only hope that this over-the-top progressiveness will come back and bite us all in the a#s.

    PS: I am a liberal….. but maybe only mildly. Lol

    • I’m glad you see what is going on in Western culture, for the most part. We are still.holding to our traditions but how long before this runaway progressivism overtakes our culture?

      The lady wished the queen ill o her deathbed, not after she’d died. However, she stuck to her guns when confronted, and spewed even more venom against the queen, the British and everyone who called her out for her uncivil and inhumane comments.
      On your stand as a liberal, it may make sense to you here but internationally, things have been in rated on the ideological front. In the past, conservatives were seen as rigid and seeking to control certain freedoms so that society doesn’t change too radically. Liberalism was seen as the champion of individual freedoms but liberals have become so culltish and intolerant that they brook no dissent or debate. They are the ones pushing wokeism, cancel culture and medical mandates, among other things, which infringe on people’s rights to think, talk and act as they wish.
      God bless you!

  • Emmanuel Ejiofor

    Prof. Anya’s words were very harsh. More surprising was the fact that those mean words were coming from an academic (a professor) who is supposed to be someone students and the society look up to. With her tweet and her following replies, what example is she setting for the upcoming academia like us? To use words recklessly on social media? No ethics?

    She has the right to wish anything to anyone, no doubt. It’s her business. Only she knows well the pain she passed through, but to come online and show it to the world? She should have put into consideration that as a high level academic, a certain standard is expected of her from the society.

    Now coming to the partiality of Twitter in terms of how they mete out punishments to those who go against their rules, I agree with you on that. It has become obvious that some people can say something and it would be ignored, while others will say the same thing and get the stick for it. The world has never been fair😅

  • Ossai Chidimma Linda

    I think she needs therapy, there are better ways to deal with issues than this. It shows she still has a lot of work to do on herself.

    • I agree. Unfortunately, many people are hailing her as bold and fearless and some young people are soaking it in. May God help our youth to distinguish between wisdom and folly because what the world celebrates is often foolishness in the sight of God.

  • As much as her comment broadened my horizon on our country’s past history, I still feel like her coming to express her distaste publicly was over the edge, especially when it is already known that there is absolutely nothing that can be done about it. My perspective on her tweet is 50/50 for me.

  • Goodness Oluebube Nwaneji

    People have different ways of expressing how they feel. Some may express their feeling in a way that the society may frown at. This tweet in particular stirred many reactions from netizens, while some were against her tweet others ‘saw’ it from her perspective and agreed with her.

  • Nora Nsan

    Aunty Edith, you are right. She didn’t mind her choice of words, wishing the queen’s death is for her own reasons but to bring it to the public (social media) is very wrong of her.

  • Nzenwa Grace Zionah

    I think in my understanding social media can either harm you or help you…her wishing the queen death was very wrong of her

  • Ofielu chioma joy

    We have freedom of expression, speech but they all have limitations.
    Social media is not answer to all problems.

  • Chidera peace

    For someone of her standard, that was very low of her, as someone of her status in the society,she isn’t passing the right message.

    • Wonodi Success

      People need to be careful how to address a situation in the name of freedom of expression.

      Wishing the Queen dead was very wrong of her.

  • Ngwu Chiamaka

    Nawa to some people…
    Am flabbergasted at a whole professor’s diction… Sounds more like a hate speech. People should be very careful of how they spill out things in social media platforms.
    Thank you MA

  • Onovo Veronica chizoba

    We can express our feelings but not in a rude way and to detriment of our reputation

  • Ucheghara Fortune

    Firstly, the fact that such utterance(s) is coming from someone from this nation and from an ethnic extract of repute is very disheartening. It is an indication that we still have a long way to go in the aspect of one expressing one’s views about societal issues that bother and affect him/her directly or indirectly without offending social etiquette.

    Secondly, I find it difficult to believe that such comments did not emanate from a youth, given the vulgar choice of words used by the person of interest in this post. Much is certainly expected from someone of her standard. Good thing her place of work disassociated itself from such controversies.

    The late queen (God rest her soul) wasn’t even born when the whole colonialism drama started and she was, to an extent, instrumental to the eventual independence of Nigeria. So heaping blames and curses on a person because of the sins of the previous generation and the pathological hatred stored in her being is totally not acceptable and such has earned her fatherland a badge of shame.

    I must say that your review on this issue is top notch and worthy of any praise it receives. It’s an interesting read… one that is difficult to scroll pass.

  • Angel Mandy

    There are better, civil and sensitive ways to express one’s thoughts than being insensitive and inhumane. To think this hate words are coming from a learned professor who should serve as a role model to the younger generation.

  • Amadi Doris Nmesoma

    Prof. Uju Anya constructed her speech in a very bad way. Even if, she wants to express her plight to the world, she could have find better ways other than an insult.

    As a person, people look up to; her actions didn’t speak well of her.

    • Rejoice Chiwudom Onyewuchi

      She then responded to people who had been warning her in a harsh and profane manner.When did such sort of conduct become acceptable, especially for someone in such a position of authority? We should spend less time on social media and more time reflecting, in my opinion, if we want to avoid falling victim to the rise of barbarism.

  • Udeh Cynthia

    It is very wrong to wish someone death no matter what the person has done.
    People should mind their choice of words,they should be mindful of their choice of words especially in public or any social media platforms.

  • Okeke Tochukwu Patricia

    I strongly do not encourage what Uju Anya did and I advise also that people should not be proud of hate comments whether right or wrong

  • Aniaku Oluchi Victory

    Dr Edith your observations are very balanced and extremely needed in this time where the streets of tweeter especially experiences vulgarity. It’s almost as though people suspend their sense of logic and humanity when with their keypads. It is important to express one’s views without having to be vulgar.

    Also, I notice she is very bitter and hurt. God will heal her mind.
    Thank you ma. Keep writing

  • Thanks for this enlightenment ma.

  • Mba Rita chizoba

    People should learn how to approach things and not everything must be posted online. I wonder why you would habour hatred for someone who doesn’t know that you exist.
    That’s so heavy a burden.
    Wonderful commentary ma’am 🥰

  • Treasure Emone

    This is sad. This is a so-called professor, coming out to say hateful things about a dying queen. Even if the queen had done really bad things to her, she shouldn’t come out and say it her on her dying bed. How would Uju feel if it were her?

  • Mbakwe Rebecca Turning point

    A professor?? Her choice of words is so bad and she didn’t express herself well, wishing someone death is evil and she even did it publicly wow!

  • Obinabo Chinelo

    In all, we should be careful of how we speak and address issues generally.
    For someone who people look up to, this is very bad of her

  • Yahsown Dabere

    I won’t say I understand her hatred but I feel like she did all she did out of love for the black. It all just came out in the wrong way and manner.

  • Okoro Charity Oluchukwu

    Many have failed in life because of our attitudes. This woman would have find a way to express her feelings rather than being harsh on people.
    We should follow moral ethics when we encounter with people, be it social media or face to face contact.
    Thanks ma.

  • Edebeatu Ebere Nelly

    Nigerians have all the right to be angry at the British government, as a matter of fact, the atrocities that they have committed, is the reason many black nations like Nigeria is where they are today. However, I still feel the professor lacked character and should have controlled her emotions.

  • Ndukwe chinecherem diamond

    As bad is it may be wishing the queen dead was bad

  • Nwosuocha Winnie Chidiebube

    people should be really careful about what they post on social media cause what they say could trigger a community of people, like how would a professor be talking like this like what does she want to teach the young ones. This statement she made could affect her and family reputation cause the Internet never forgets

  • Chibudike Nmesoma Praise

    Words cannot describe how shocked and baffled I am at this irrational public display by an academic. And as for Twitter, no truer words have been said than the ones relayed to us about staying off from social media some times for our mental and moral health.
    It is well, ma.

  • Peace Agada

    “She proclaims herself to be antiracist, feminist and has pride flags in her bio. She is, therefore, a good example of today’s progressive- exhibiting tunnel vision, always playing the victim, blaming others, and spewing hate while pretending to be loving and inclusive.” Like you stated here this one of the problems we have in the society today where anyone can just wake up and say anything to someone way above their level because there’s no rank in the social media space. I felt really bad when I noticed the rage online due to Uju Anya’s careless and thoughtless speech because honestly that wasn’t the moment for it. There’s is a reason why they phrase “read the room” is a common sentence. That was vile and highly insensitive on her part. Intellectuals don’t move that way, in all I was glad well meaning Nigerians countered her immediately.

  • People have different ways of how they react to messages but her wishing the queen dead wasn’t right at all.

  • Angel Mandy

    To think this is coming from a learned person, who should be a role model. There are better ways she can address her views instead of being blatantly insensitive.

  • Okwa perpetual chidimma

    Anya’s reactions depends on his personal experience with what the Queen has done either positive or negative aspects. It is quite unfortunate that his reaction against her was coming up at her point of ill health,which shows that he doesn’t care whether she survives or dies of the illness.
    Forgiveness is very paramount no matter what someone has done to you.

  • Okorie Divinefavour Nkechinyere

    We should be cautious of whatever we post on the media, because the media never forgets.

  • Ezenwa Miracle Joy

    What a disgrace. The social media is not a place to release indignation and show how poorly mannered one is. We should be properly guided and not lose grip of our emotions when it has to do with anything public.

  • Ezenwa Miracle Joy

    How appalling! An academic pouring out her indignation on the social platform. Even if it were an illiterate who isn’t properly guided on manner and demands of courtesy. This move of anya discredits her and shows how much emotional intelligence she is void of and then any given opportunity, she loses grip of herself and flaunts her flaws shamelessly all around, rubbing it off and on peoples’ faces with pride and not accepting her wrongs. This is what everyone should learn to avoid when dealing with the publics.

  • Muanya

    Uju anya is expected to know better than what she displayed, apart from playing the victims card I haven’t heard of her leading any development programme for the people she claims to possess great affection for. Such a wrong representation, she should have read the room.

  • This is really unexpected from a professor. No matter what her past experiences with the queen may be does not warrant her speaking ills of the queen publicly in such manner. The professor’s timing and methods of expression are not properly done.

  • Agwuna kamsiyochukwu chidinma

    what she said is very disrespectful and her trying to use colonalism to justify her actions still doesn’t give her the right to speak such ill words aganist a person.

  • Blessing Baralatei

    Wow wow wow
    Ma this woman just lost everything based on anger which hurts me so bad . She’s hurt but shouldn’t have expressed it this way at all 🥺it’s sad .

  • Winner Favour

    I understand her pain but her use of vulgar words went too far. She should have been more careful with her choice of words

  • Akalugwu Ruth Chigozie

    Hmmmm! People should be careful with their choice of words at every moment , no matter where and how. As for social media, it’s better to stay off at times.

  • Igboka Valentine chidera

    She ought to have spoken more carefully and at a better moment. This couldn’t have come at a worse moment. There are better ways to handle problems than this. Even so, everyone has a unique method of communicating their emotions. Some people might express their emotions in a manner that society might not approve of.

  • Benjamin Glory

    People have different ways of self expression; some tend to be mild especially when it’s a sensitive matter while some say it as they feel it. To me she only spilled the truth only that she went a bit too overboard with it.

  • Amara Ikwueze

    Indeed the woman was really distasteful for a layman talkless of an academic. She was irrational ,crude and vulger in all she said. I think there was a better way to advocate for your country or ethnicity than the way she did.

  • Onuoha Augusta

    We should be mindful of things we say most times.

  • Nwachinemere Oham

    I support her views about the queen and her racist past and present, after all, this is the aftermath of our colonization. Although she may have aired her views in an extremely vulgar manner. Still liberalism fights for the rights of social and political minorities. I can say I’ve been called a gorilla and many horrible racist words on social media, but that is only the aftermath of the degradation our ancestors faced.

  • Utazi Ogochukwu Immaculata

    Many people are hailing her for the post she made,but we should be able to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong

  • Braide kenneth victor

    My advice to her is no matter the offense committed do not speak ill of the dead.
    May her soul rest in eternal peace. Amen

  • Okocha precious

    She definitely has a lot of pent up anger. Wrong things to say especially a person of her profession.

  • Ezimora Reliance

    I believe the feeling of grief and hate had been sown deep in her heart. It clearly shows in her utterances and unremorsefulness.

  • Okwor Uchenna Sonia

    The post was actually uncalled for, caring her grudge to social media was not necessary.

  • Glory Odogwu Chikaodinaka

    well, I believe that those who play different influential roles on social media should try being careful of what they post in order to prevent being conceived in a wrong light.

  • Akuma Creeda

    Whatever the case was, nobody should make such comments. It is bad to even know that it came from an academic. Let us all be guided in our choice of words online.

  • Eze Samuel Anayo

    It is understandable for someone to have some level of distaste for the English monarch but spewing words as dirty as this on the social media is absolutely wrong and unacceptable.

  • Madukwem Ebube Sharon Oghenetegiri

    She has the right to be angry , but she expressed her anger in a bad and inhumane way.

  • Onyenekwe Ihechi Prince

    It is so disheartening that an academic could be unruly, lambast and portray such untamed character. Her university’s disassociation is not surprising. I mean, who wouldn’t do same. Truly, self-discipline and good character is a golden trait and Uju Anya lacks it.
    On the other hand, Twitter’s double-standard ways is appalling. Wise, critical and balanced judgements are lacking which is the more reason to discipline our use of the social media for our mental, moral and even spiritual health. May God help us.

  • Ezeagu Chidinma Annastacia

    It is already clear that this Mrs Uju Anya is a bitter and self absorbed racist. She might be claiming to be an anti-racist but to me she is a racist. Wishing someone pain is bad and should never be supported. Coming on to social media to express your satisfaction on someone’s death is inhumane. She should have been banned permanently from Twitter. I agree with the fact that Twitter does in fact choose who to punish. There are different people on that app with different opinions,some insensitive and insulting,some good. There are some comments that some people will make and Twitter will not punish them,but when someone speaks the truth or state a fact that doesn’t please the masses on the app,they proceed to bashing the person and this isn’t fair. Thank you ma for shedding light on this

  • Kamsy Mbamalu

    Her way of airing out her view was uncalled for especially at that moment of the loss of Britain’s monarch. Like you said ma, there are civil ways to voice out your opinion.

  • Ejim Juliet Ifechukwu

    The fact the Nigeria is still angry about colonization is quite understandable because things haven’t been better since then but the woman has a very wrong way if proving her point. Raining insults and wishing deaths will not do anything rather than staining her own imagine. Queen Elizabeth died at an old satisfactory age, so cursing her and wishing her death didn’t prove any point at all. However, she disgraced herself in front of the whole world which is not a good thing.

  • Rosemary

    Wishing your fellow human dead is very bad, taking it to social media makes it worst. People should mind what they post online biko!

  • Okoh Stephanie Chinenye

    I feel like the professor could have chosen different words before twitting because it could affect her in academics relationships and I also think that Nigerians and other Brit-colonized countries have the right to be angry at the British government because of the way we have been treated unfairly.

  • Chibuife Deborah Chidinma

    We should always learn to filter our words. Even if we have a problem with someone, we should learn to keep it between both parties and rather leave it to God. The woman has brought down her reputation and it can never be forgotten

  • Amadi Doris Nmesoma

    Prof. Anya choice was very wrong. Although she wanted to express her predicament to the world she would have done it without unleashing any negative word on someone.
    Minding her status, which some persons ( students) look up to her, she could done better than this.

  • Oke Sharon Munachimso

    Social media has actually turned some people out there into monsters. I must believe that the said Nigerian professor is a mother and she has birthed her own children but she still comes to the internet to utter all kinds of vulgar words to the Queen all because of the mistake of past leaders. I pray she comes to realise what she have done before it’s too late.

  • Aniehe MaryJane Chisom

    The view of this professor is so irrational coming from an elite. This woman needs mental reconditioning.

  • Anita Ilechie

    Oh wow, this is not right at all coming from a fellow Nigerian and a woman! This isn’t acceptable or nice to be said on social media.

  • Mboutidem Godwin Samuel

    If I must say, her Statements about the Queen was indeed inciting and provocative for a lady of her calibre. Yeah! We have had a rough ride as a people in the recent past,owing to the fact that the Britain aided the Nigerians during the war, and she was at that time, the helm of affairs. If one is being objective in reasoning and judgements, she actually had her hands soiled in some ugly scenarios affecting most parts of the world most importantly West Africa. but we have a better, more constructive forms of airing the views and opinions than doing the reverse, which at the long run is to our detriment.

  • Cyndy uju

    Wishing someone dead is really bad, it’s not nice at all

    • Pearl

      I must say that the way she said those words was wrong .this is internet for crying out at loud you don’t post whatever you want on the net .

  • Njoku Ebere Victoria

    We should be careful and watchful on how we use this thing called social media, and also learn how to express our feelings and emotions on those platforms.
    Her wishing for the death of the queen is absolutely wrong.

  • Eze Izuchukwu Collins

    Wishing people evil is bad.

  • Odo Faith Chinecherem

    I quite understand Anya’s pain as it is the same way many Africans feel, but still not enough reason to be so vulgar on the internet especially as a public figure.

  • Ogbu precious

    Its so disheartening how such utterance(s) is coming from an Igbo tribe. Frankly speaking she only said such out of acrimony not more attached to it. From the comment you can deduce the widely saying “out if the abundant of heart the mouth speaketh” for she only speak from anger of how the Britain’s displaced her family.
    In as much as she took it too farr, by raining curses and insults.

  • Robinson Mercy

    We all ought to be careful on what we say on social media

  • Chukwuebuka Adikankwu

    In summary, we all need to be careful with what we post online, so as not to post what will attract unnecessary attentionand also sanctions from public figures

  • Okafor Unoma Oluchi

    Her tweet was insensitive in as much as I want to align myself with her defense due to the stories we were told growing up of how the British colonisers maltreated our ancestors.
    This might be thought of, as an action of a person of low social standing but someone as highly placed as Prof. Uju Anya?A professor at that!

  • Etim Mary David

    People shouldn’t really speak I’ll about the death, yes it is good to express yourself but mind your choice of words.

  • Miracle Ogbonna

    It is advisable for individuals to exercise caution when publishing content online particularly if the content contradicts or criticizes a well-known public figure, in order to avoid potential retaliation from the other party, even if the person in question is dead that’s more of a reason to let sleeping dog lie. Her outbursts on the public space were uncalled for even if they are true she doesn’t have to expose the anus of the chicken like that. I expected more from a leader of such educational qualifications. I wonder how a lady of such high standing will post such on a public space.

  • Gbatalibe uchenna Mildred

    People should mind the way they express themselves on social media . She wanted to express her anger but did it in a wrong way .

  • Nnamani Chidibere John

    In as much as we appreciate freedom of expression, in the world today it’s good to always show empathy and respect for people. Uju Anya’s tweets missed the mark in that regard, and X (Twitter) response highlights the platform’s inconsistency in enforcing its Community Standards.


    In spite of the fact that she wanted to express her anger about the British colonisers, she went too far with the vulgar comments.

  • Chidiebele Ojuanu O.

    I grew up knowing about the late Queen Elizabeth as a woman who lived valiantly. The lady’s views was quite derogatory. The past is past, there’s no need for Blacks to keep dwelling on the past.

    Twitter’s censorship is okay since it regulates the use of language and posts against somebody else’s honor.

  • Perpetual Oko

    It is appalling that a full fledged woman would use the social media as a means of sharing and dispensing her anger. Though her outrage is personified, she should not have made a ridiculous and silly comment about the queen because it does not change the fact that the deed has been done. The effect of colonialism would forever be engraved in our hearts but it does not warrant the cursing and attack on innocent people. She acted like an illiterate even though she is learned. She should have the sense of humanity in her. Let us be guided.

  • Is true that colonialism did alot of harm to us but she living in the past and attacking the queen who is on sick bed is so unreasonable of her and the fact she refused to take correction from those who tried to correct her shows her low level of thinking despite the fact that she is educated but it didn’t show on her reaction to the matter on ground

  • Uju’s manner of approach to the situation was very wrong and to think it’s coming from someone that is seen as role model, its quite disappointing. We should be mindly of the way and manner we approach things.

  • Ori Marian

    Choice of words are really important

  • Ozomadu Chisom

    Ma this has enlightened my knowledge based on our country past history, also she wishing the queen to die is not good at all the annoying part is taking it to social media knowing fully well that news going online will escalate fast.

    Thank u so much ma for this post

  • David ezinne queen

    Being expressive on social media,doesn’t mean you can’t go overboard

  • Angela Ogechukwu Odo

    She is fighting a good fight in a wrong way. She was actually expressing her anger about what happened decades back though she did that in an abusive manner not minding her academic background.
    She would have done it maturely better if she had used the right word, and would have even gotten more followers and supporters.

  • Uju Anya’s sharp clapbacks on Twitter reflect her fiery spirit and fearless approach to handling criticism, however it was a harsh approach one not suited for a professor while Jeff Bezos’ complaint may lack the same passionate response.

  • You are correct, Aunty Edith. She should have been more thoughtful with her words and chosen a more appropriate moment. This was clearly the wrong timing. There’s something about social media that makes some people feel they can always be harsh and rude to people

  • Onah Celestine kenechukwu

    As much as I read the things the British government did while Elizabeth was the Queen with pains and almost cursing, I think what Uju Anya did was nowhere close to what someone in her status should do.

    One popular saying warns that “If our education or academic qualifications do not make us think beyond ethnic and religious lines, it is only a waste.”

    On twitter’s double face in censorship, it’s expected of it since the social media is a profit based one. I think they are only doing what would profit them and for those they treat with lenience, they do that because of what they believe would profit them. But, it does not align with professionalism. I love this piece.

  • Thomas Ebimoboere praise

    I found this post to be very well-written and thought-provoking.your arguments are clear and concise, and you provide strong evidence to support your claims. I would recommend this post to anyone who is interested in learning more about the issue of censorship on social media

  • Nnadi Blessing Ngozi

    To wish someone death there is no difference with being a murderer. I wonder the benefits of not seeing people existing In the world. Whoever that wishes or wishing death to fellow humans should die .

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