Was Uju Anya Right In Expressing Her Heartfelt Views About The Death of The Queen?

Adebayo Adeniran
5 min readSep 9, 2022

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Just as the news broke that Her Majesty was placed under ‘medical supervision’ yesterday morning, some of us who knew better feared the worst and others saw things differently.

Among those who saw things differently was Professor Uju Anya, a lecturer in applied linguistics at the Carnegie Mellon University.

In a series of tweets, which have since gone viral, Professor Anya, who is proudly gay, expressed her forthright views about the now departed Queen Elizabeth II and the institution of the monarchy.

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Suffice it to say that it didn’t take too long before the twitter stratosphere became outraged by the messages of the multi-lingual academic.

One of the wealthiest men in the world — Jeff Bezos — chose to wade into the matter, happily denouncing Uju Anya.

But in the midst of the hysteria, it is pertinent to point out that she isn’t alone here; Ms. Anya is part of a motley crew of people out there who feel very strongly about the Royal Family.

And Britain’s newest Prime Minister — Liz Truss —is an interesting case in point.

In a video, which has now been watched by millions of folks around the world, we see a young Liz Truss in 1994, gleefully defecating on the monarchy and calling for its abolition; something which has become quite ironic given that she was the very last premier under the second Elizabethan age.

And we mustn’t leave out the Irish too.

The Irish, and by this I mean citizens of the Irish republic, were also celebrating the demise of someone who represented the profound cruelty of the British state, when the British state went out of its way to brutally suppress the voices of those who called for…

Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible