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Professor brilliantly shuts down student who calls him ‘faggot’ on Twitter

Professor brilliantly shuts down student who calls him ‘faggot’ on Twitter
LinkedIn / Eric Mendenhall – Eric Mendenhall delivered a brilliant clap back to one of his students

A US college professor’s response to a homophobic tweet from one of his students has gone viral.

Dr Eric Mendenhall is an assistant professor in Genomics and Epigenetics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

He picked up on the tweet, in which his student called him a faggot, although his Twitter handle wasn’t used – and immediately replied in the best way.

‘I don’t condone use of that term & it has nothing to do with my ability to teach you genetics,’ Mendenhall wrote.

‘See you Thursday.’

Eric Mendenhall said he doesn't 'condone use of that word' in a tweet to his homophobic student

How he noticed the tweet when he wasn’t even tagged in it?

His student had started following him, just as he also sent out the tweet.

At the time of writing, Mendenhall’s reply has amassed 19,414 likes; it has been retweeted more than 15,000 times.

The backlash against his homophobic student started immediately, with the young man setting his account to private just an hour after his professor replied.

By now, his account has been deleted.

Mendenhall promised his student's tweet would not affect his grades

As the tweet took off, Mendenhall used the chance to teach his followers another lesson: ‘Each generation shedding some of the hate and bigotry of their parents’ generation is a key part of being human.’

In conversations with a number of replies, he said all other University of Alabama students had been ‘wonderful’ since he started teaching there three years ago.

He also offered any queer STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) students the opportunity to talk to him should they have problems.

‘I got your back with peers like this,’ Mendenhall tweeted.

And despite some of Mendenhall’s followers calling for disciplinary measures, or even for the student to automatically fail the course, the professor promised the tweet would have no effect on any grades awarded.

 

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