BU professor Bradley University professor Bradleys tweets were “offensive” and “misogynistic,” and he has been suspended by the university, his office said Tuesday.
Bryan Fazio, associate dean for academic affairs and vice president for academic freedom, announced in a statement Tuesday that he has “unreservedly suspended” Fazios tweets and “immediately removed” the tweets.
Fazio said in the statement that his decision “is a culmination of our investigation into the conduct of the individual involved and the broader campus community.”
Fazios tweet on Feb. 9 was “offensive and misogynistic,” according to a statement from the university.
It included a link to an article by Harvard professor and blogger Ayaan Hirsi Ali, titled “The Rape Culture Myth.”
The article, which was written in February, has been viewed more than 7.4 million times on the Huffington Post.
The tweet also included a picture of Hirsi’s hijab, which is a head covering, according to the statement.
The Boston University administration “takes the safety of all its students and faculty seriously,” the statement said.
Favors on his Twitter account and Facebook page included references to the rape culture movement, the Boston Marathon bombing and the 2016 presidential election.
In response to a tweet from the @HirsiAliMillion on Feb 10, Fazioli wrote: “I would like to thank the Harvard professor for standing up to this hateful ideology.
It’s about time.”
The tweet was later deleted.
A Facebook post from the Twitter account of the University of Utah student, who is a senior at BU, described the tweet as “misleading” and said it was “a reflection of the views of a single person.”
Favoring the “hateful ideology” and not a single individual, the Facebook post added, “I’m deeply saddened by this tweet.
I have never seen such a hateful ideology and I am deeply disappointed in it.”
Fizio’s office did not respond to requests for comment.
A spokesperson for Harvard’s Office of Public Affairs and a spokesman for the Boston University Office of Vice President for Academic Freedom did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.