Rutgers’ “Politicizing Beyonce” Professor Taken In For Mandatory Psych Eval
The adjunct professor who teaches Rutgers University’s “Politicizing Beyonce” course got into some hot water over his satirical tweets mentioning shooting white people, flag burning, and gun control in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. Apparently someone felt a little threatened (or just wanted to spite him) by what they read on professor Kevin Allred’s public account and called the law out of “concern.”
Allred says he simply asked — first in class and later on Twitter — if conservatives/Trump supporters would care as much about maintaining the Second Amendment if gun violence killed more white people.
He also Tweeted the day after the election: “If I see any Trump bumper stickers on the road today, my brakes will go out and I’ll run you off the road.”
Officers said they came and took him away after first making several failed attempts to get in touch via University officials. But as Allred revealed to the Daily News, he has NO record of any school officials trying to reach him by phone, e-mail or otherwise.
Either way, cops loaded the adjunct professor into an ambulance and took him to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation. He described the entire event on Twitter:
And — unsurprisingly — Kevin has been getting inundated with tweets from Trump supporters and generally disgruntled white people offended by his statements. And yes, he realizes that he too, is white.
Allred’s Twitter account was also suspended, and had to delete the offending tweets in order to regain access. He says, “Trump’s crackdown on free speech has absolutely begun.”
Do you agree??