“The View” co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro defended a Carnegie Mellon University professor who called for Queen Elizabeth II’s death to be “excruciating.”
During the ABC talk show Friday, co-hosts Sarah Haines brought up the fact that female Professor Uju Anya tweeted “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating” before the queen’s death was announced Thursday, as The Daily Wire previously reported.
“That is literally answering with such a hateful heart,” Haines explained. “It wasn’t the tweet. Almost more shocking was the tens of thousands of likes on that tweet.”
Hostin interjected and said that’s why “you separate the queen with the empire because there isn’t a lie in the rest of that tweet.”
Haines repeated the tweet once more when Hostin asked her what it said.
“It was a thieving, raping, genocidal empire,” Hostin reiterated.
Haines noted that the university has spoken out against the professor’s tweet, noting it does “not represent the values of the institution, nor the standards of discourse we seek to foster,” as previously reported.
Navarro jumped in and scolded Haines. “We can’t tell people who have been colonized … how to feel, and it’s very difficult I think to understand it if you haven’t been in those shoes.”
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Previously in the show, Hostin had admitted that she got wrapped up in the “the pomp and circumstance” of the queen when she lived in London before she took another swipe at the late monarch.
“I wanted to see the changing of the guards,” Hostin explained. “I wanted to see everything. I wanted to meet the queen because I think we all love glam and pageantry, and I think though we can mourn the queen and not the empire.”
“Because if you really think about what the monarchy was built on, it was built on the backs of black and brown people,” she added. “She [queen] wore a crown with pillaged stones from India and Africa, and now what you are seeing at least in the black communities that I’m a part of, they want reparations. You know, Barbados left — left the sort of this — Commonwealth. This monarchy, this colonization.”