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Professor Fired After Controversial Trump Tweet (Photos)

| by Lauren Briggs
Students in a lecture hall at Baruch CollegeStudents in a lecture hall at Baruch College

The professor who sparked controversy for saying on Twitter that he wished someone would kill President Donald Trump has reportedly been fired.

A number of media outlets, including Townhall and the Daily Mail, reported that Montclair State University in New Jersey let Kevin Allred go before the school year began, although Patch.com notes that the institution stated otherwise.

"Kevin Allred has never been an employee of Montclair State University, is not one at this time, and the university has not made any formal offer of employment to him," a Montclair State University spokesperson told Patch.

Earlier reports noted that he had a staff bio up on the school's website as of July 29 but that it has since vanished. 

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"So FYI…[Montclair] State has fired me before I even started teaching there," Allred tweeted, according to Townhall. "Congrats to the Trump trolls. But you're still not special."

The gender studies educator, best known for his "Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyonce" class, stoked controversy after posting a series of tweets supporting violence against Trump.

"Trump is a f***ing joke," Allred posted on July 29 in a tweet that has since been deleted, according to the Daily Mail. "This is all a sham. I wish someone would just shoot him outright."

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Allred's Twitter page is now private.

He also posted the infamous photo of comedienne Kathy Griffin holding a bloody severed prop head in the likeness of Trump along with the caption, "mood," and wrote that Trump was "a traitor and a terrorist."

He has since stood by his comments.

"This is not the f***ing gross and politically regressive world i want to live in," he added in another tweet. "Trump's base lashes out and everyone listens. Disgusting."

Allred said that when he interviewed with Montclair, they "were super excited" about him "being young, hip, and calling out power" and added that "everyone loves to be edgy in the abstract. When nothing is on the line."

"When universities cave to basic conservative political pressure like this, they're firmly taking a side," he added.

This is far from the first controversial tweet Allred has posted. After Trump won the 2016 presidential election, he wrote on social media that his "brakes will go out" and he will run anyone with a Trump bumper sticker off the road. A few days later, he was escorted by police to a hospital for reportedly making comments in class and on Twitter about killing white people, notes the New York Post. He was teaching at Rutgers University at the time.

"I'm being labeled a threat and put in a psych hospital," he tweeted at the time. "Trump's crackdown on free speech has absolutely begun."

Sources: Daily Mail, New York Daily News, Townhall, Patch / Photo credit: Xbxg32000/Wikimedia Commons, Bill Denver/New York Daily News, Tyler Shields via Daily Mail

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