College Professor Fired For 'Sloppy Humor,' Telling Iran To Bomb 52 U.S. Sites

Tom Gantert

A college professor was fired for posting on Facebook that Iran should bomb 52 US sites including the Kardashian's homes

Wellesley, MA – A private business college has fired a professor who posted on Facebook that Iran should chose 52 American sites as bombing targets including the homes of the Kardashian family.

Professor Asheen Phansey was fired from Babson College and posting the comment on his own personal Facebook page, according to WSBK.

The professor later said that his post was just a bad attempt at humor.

Phansey’s Facebook comment was in response to President Trump’s tweet threatening to attack 52 sites in Iran if the country threatened retaliation over the assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani.

President Trump tweeted that many of the targets would be of cultural significance. However, the president’s advisors stated that wasn’t going to happen, according to WSBK.

Phansey’s Facebook post was an apparent attempt to mock the "beloved American cultural heritage" being places such as the Kardashian residence and the Mall of America.

But Babson College didn’t find it humorous.

“Babson College condemns any type of threatening words or actions condoning violence or hate,” the college stated, according to WSBK.

Phansey, who was born in America, deleted the Facebook post. He was at first suspended by the college and later fired.

“Babson College conducted a prompt and thorough investigation related to a post shared on a staff member’s personal Facebook page that does not represent the values and culture of the College,” the school stated, according to WSBK. “Based on the results of the investigation, the staff member is no longer a Babson College employee. As we have previously stated, Babson College condemns any type of threatening words and/or actions condoning violence and/or hate.”

Phansey released a statement on Thursday.

“I am disappointed and saddened that Babson has decided to abruptly terminate my 15-year relationship with the college just because people willfully misinterpreted a joke I made to my friends on Facebook,” Phansey state, according to WSBK.

“I would have hoped that Babson, an institution of higher education that I love and to which I have given a great deal, would have defended and supported my right to free speech. Beyond my own situation, I am really concerned about what this portends for our ability as Americans to engage in political discourse without presuming the worst about each other,” he said.

He also sent a statement to WCVB which said, “I regret my bad attempt at humor. As an American, born and raised, I was trying to juxtapose our ‘cultural sites’ with ancient Iranian churches and mosques. I am completely opposed to violence and would never advocate it by anyone. I am sorry that my sloppy humor was read as a threat. I condemn all acts of violence. I am particularly sorry to cause any harm or alarm for my colleagues at Babson, my beloved alma mater, and the place where I have enjoyed teaching students and serving as its sustainability director.”

Phansey also apologized via his attorney.

“I am sorry that my sloppy humor was read as a threat,” he said, according to WSBK.

Comments (75)
NickyJ
NickyJ

Pack your things get out of U.S. Can’t miss until your gone. What a jerk.

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Buccaone
Buccaone

I wonder what his origins are ?

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Another 'Enemy within". They need to be weeded out if we are to survive.

Nick920
Nick920

It was not a joke , he’s just trying to back pedal now because he was fired. He’s also a complete idiot for stating people misinterpreted his joke . There was no misinterpretation, he’s liberal anti American scum.

Stop Criminals
Stop Criminals

Skin him

copsupporter$$
copsupporter$$

This kind of infantile person with his irresponsible behavior does not need to be teaching because, with all his degrees, etc. he hasn't learned much. But the first thing they grab for is "freedom of speech". He has freedom of speech but not freedom from consequences...

flybynight
flybynight

But he would make a great troll for this site you must admit. Has his own echo chamber and everything.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Snowflakes. All of you❄️

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Doesn't rise to the level of treason, as it is obviously an Anti-American joke, but this guy should find a new country...

Iran killed a US citizen, attacked our sovereign embassy, and is a clear threat to US interests and national security.

I was very surprised when Trump did not fire back after they sent rockets toward our bases in Iraq. If you point, shoot and miss, you still get taken out. I suspect the fact that we were notified three hours in advance, and we probably had intelligence to indicate they did not aim directly at us had a lot to do with the peaceful response.

The good news is there are protests on the streets of Iran today, calling for senior leadership to step down. The bad news is that it took the loss of 176 innocents for that to happen.

USA-1
USA-1

A true American would not even joke about this.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#freedomofexpression

whatalways3parts1
whatalways3parts1

Freedom of speech, yes. But, he does Blame the rest of us for his Stupid(so called joke), Professor take responsiblity for your Speech, INSTEAD OF Blaming the rest of the world, having a problem!!!

LynnSB
LynnSB

What an ignorant son of a bitch why don’t we are you know take his ass and put them in Iran

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

The part about bombing the kardashians is ok with me. lol

jerryguinn
jerryguinn

Sorry, Phansey. You say that the college terminated you. I say you terminated yourself. You would still have a job if you hadn't advocated (joke or not) the bombing of U.S. sites by Iran. Brought it all on yourself, so don't point a finger somewhere else or try to backtrack by saying it was a joke. Dead Americans is not a joke.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I love it! The liberal professor gets it in the ass, by speaking his mind on social media. Before the internet, you could say any fucking thing you want and no repercussions. Why? Because you would say it to your friends. Obviously this guy didn't know who his friends were, or was too stupid to set his privacy settings correctly. Either way, that's one professor who will turn republican, once he finds work again.

Aramovich
Aramovich

It's called satire and seems aimed at "culture".

John Q Citizen
John Q Citizen

"...an institution of higher education that I love and to which I have given a great deal..." - and were probably receiving some nice $$$ from.

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a SOB

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

I so love the “not apologizing” apologies. He wasn’t sorry that he said it. He was sorry people didn’t find it to be humor, thus resulting in getting fired.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

People like this is the very problem with our young today. There are so many liberal minded professors in our colleges and they are corrupting the minds of our young people.

Hi_estCommieDenom
Hi_estCommieDenom

Freedom of speech doesn't apply when making threats, or just because you're a 'professor'. Glad he was fired

RunCop
RunCop

Bye bye POS

Debluvsanimals
Debluvsanimals

Needs hisvteaching degrees revoked!! Can't teach anything but hate it seems.

aliceno
aliceno

no surprise. the dude's a islam extremist. go back to iran. all they do is blow shit up. he'd fit right in.

S David
S David

Judging by many of the comments, the IQ level of the country seems to be getting lower by the day.

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

Prof. PANSEY you are NOT an American. You support IRAN so you are NOT an American. Your country, IRAN, should have been WIPED off the faced of the earth 40 years ago when YOU attacked MY COUNTRY at our Embassy in Tehran. We are NOT escalating the war with Iran, we are JUST BRINGING IT TO YOU.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Glad this college fired him. If he worked for a college in California, they would have likely promoted him.

bearmeans34
bearmeans34

Maybe you can get a job at your family gas station now dumb ass !!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

I think the Kardashian target is fine, fuck, take out the west coast and we’ll call it even 🤣

Justaguy1954
Justaguy1954

Maybe they need a taste of what the Japanese americans went through in camps in the USA during the war. Need to re vet every one of them.


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