An anthropology professor at the University of Delaware who made caustic comments about Otto Warmbier, saying the student “got exactly what he deserved” in North Korea, has been fired for her comments.
But it went further on Monday, announcing that it had no plans to rehire Dettwyler for upcoming semesters. Warmbier spent over a year in a North Korean prison on a 15-year sentence for allegedly removing a propaganda poster. He was eventually freed but was in a coma and died just days later in the U.S.
In a public Facebook post (archived link), Dettwyler had said Warmbier was a “spoiled, naïve, arrogant US college student,” and said he “got exactly what he deserved” for not following the country’s draconian laws. The professor described him as having a “typical mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males” who attend her college.
Originally published by Heat Street.