‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Writer Also Facing Heat Over Barbara Bush Tweet

Recently, a professor at California State University, Fresno cheered the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush who passed away at her Houston home on Tuesday, after refusing continued treatment.

On social media, the professor called the former First Lady an “amazing racist” and later said she was glad “the witch is dead.” The comments provoked a huge reaction and the university has opened an investigation into the professor.

But, the professor is not the only one receiving backlash for insensitive tweets about the former first lady.


“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” writer Jen Spyra is fending off criticisms for a tweet she posted about Bush.

“RIP Barbara Bush, the only woman who was 92 for 30 years,” Spyra said, per Fox News.

The comment sparked quite a reaction from those online, Fox News reports:

Spyra quickly garnered a negative reaction for the tweet from her followers.

“Wow! That is incredibly insensitive and rude,” one user wrote.

“Quite sickening!” another one said.


One person chimed in, “This is the tolerance and acceptance we hear so much about on the left. Way to lift up your fellow women.”

“A family just lost a love one and you have jokes about said person…let alone a joke that’s not funny. Then again, neither is Colbert!” a user tweeted.

Here’s more:


And, as Fox News reports, this is not the first time a similar situation involving the network has occurred:

It’s not the first time a CBS employee has raised eyebrows on social media.

Top CBS lawyer Hayley Geftman-Gold was axed in October 2017 after she said she was “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican.”

Geftman-Gold later issued an apology, but it was too late. CBS told Fox News at the time that the network let her go because she “violated the standards of our company.”


DISCLAIMER: Views expressed in articles do not necessarily reflect the views held by Sarah Palin.


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