Professor 'trying not to vomit' after soldier gets first-class seat
A US college professor is defending his tweet that he was "trying not to vomit" after seeing a first-class passenger give up his seat to a soldier on a flight.
George Ciccariello-Maher, who teaches at Drexel University in Philadelphia, tweeted on Sunday: "Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I'm trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul."
Ciccariello-Maher's account is private, but screenshots of his tweet were shared by others.
Ciccariello-Maher wrote on Facebook on Thursday that he respected soldiers, but not US actions in Iraq.
Drexel says in a statement that the professor's comments "do not represent the university's views".
Ciccariello-Maher also faced criticism in December for tweeting, "All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide", a post he said was satirical.