George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor at Drexel University, is facing backlash after posting a tweet in which he claimed that he was disgusted after he saw a first-class passenger give up his seat to a soldier in uniform.

Heat Street reported on Thursday that Ciccariello-Maher, who made headlines last December after stating that he wanted "white genocide" for Christmas, tweeted: "Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I'm trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul." Some Twitter users responded by calling on Drexel University to discipline Ciccariello-Maher, while others directly confronted the controversial professor.

Professor's comments on white genocide

The same Drexel professor earned national media attention after tweeting that all he wanted for Christmas last year was a "white genocide". Ciccariello-Maher backpeddled after the Associated Press asked him to clarify his remarks. The professor explained that he was trying to mock the idea of white genocide, which he called an "imaginary concept" concocted by racists.

However, Ciccariello-Maher's subsequent tweets seem to disprove the excuse he gave to the AP. For instance, the professor followed up his Dec. 24 tweet by praising the massacre of whites in Haiti during the country's slave uprising. While the university issued a statement condemning the professor's statements, calling them "utterly reprehensible" and "utterly disturbing", Ciccariello-Maher wasn't disciplined for his comments.

Ciccariello-Maher issues a statement

After several media outlets about the professor's latest tweet, Ciccariello-Maher issued a statement in which he not only refused to apologize but actually blamed the media for blowing his statement out of proportion.

The professor, on Thursday afternoon, claimed that his tweet had been "misrepresented by the outrage machine that is right-wing media" and added that, if Americans really wanted to show support for the troops, they would make sure that women in uniform were not subjected to the "epidemic" of sexual assault that has recently tarnished the reputation of the military.

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