Prof attacks 'racist,' 'evil' Rush Limbaugh hours after cancer announcement

  • A University of California-Riverside professor attacked conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh as "racist" and "evil" hours after his cancer announcement.
  • The professor also said that a "monkey eating its own sh*t is better than" Limbaugh.

Hours after conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh announced he has lung cancer, University of California-Riverside Professor Reza Aslan took to Twitter to imply that the world would be a "better place" without Limbaugh in it. 

"Ask yourself this simple question: is the world a better or a worse place with Rush Limbaugh in it?" Aslan tweeted. 

"Ask yourself this simple question: is the world a better or a worse place with Rush Limbaugh in it?"   

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While his initial tweet came in the form of a question, subsequent tweets from Aslan strongly suggest how he would answer the question. 

While claiming that he wasn't "'celebrating' anyone's diagnosis," Aslan called Limbaugh a "curse upon this nation, a purveyor of hatred and racism who's at the very least indirectly responsible for the mass suffering of countless people." 

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One user replied to Aslan, stating that he "loathes" Limbaugh, but then asking if they "shouldn't try to be better than him."

Aslan responded by asserting that "we are better than him." 

"A monkey eating its own shit is better than him," Aslan continued. "The fact that a despicable racist evil human being is sick changes nothing about his nature as a despicable, racist, and evil human being." 

Later confronted by the left's "giddiness" on Twitter about Limbaugh's diagnosis, Aslan says he "completely reject[s] the idea that one shouldn't speak ill of bad people when those bad people are ill." 

"And Rush Limbaugh is a bad person," Aslan concludes.

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