Nylah Burton, a writer for Bustle who works as a ‘sexual assault prevention specialist,’ reacted as many did to the television legend’s death but put a bizarre spin on it.
‘BETTY WHITE IS DEAD!?! Why couldn’t it have been Queen Elizabeth?’ Burton tweeted from the now dead account.
Initially, despite the outrage, Burton chose to go at it again in a second tweet Friday evening.
‘Why not Queen Elizabeth?? The universe took the wrong old white lady smdh,’ Burton remarked to a replier who criticized her.
Nylah Burton, a writer for Bustle who works as a ‘sexual assault prevention specialist,’ reacted as many did to Betty White’s death but put a bizarre spin on it
Burton – who has also written for Vox, Bitch Media and Shondaland – set her account to private initially, but eventually took it down completely later Friday.
Commentator Piers Morgan ripped the comments to shreds, saying: ‘Delete this, you disgusting piece of work.’
‘What a disgusting thing to say’ wrote Caoimhin Thomas.
‘Just snuck in as the most vile and offensive tweet of 2021,’ tweeted Leigh Keystone. ‘Nylah with a tweet of pure nastiness and hate.’
‘You have to feel sorry for these people and their supporters that think such tweets are acceptable,’ they continued. ‘Again the mental illness and hate of leftism strikes.’
Burton’s work has also been seen in The New York Times, Business Insider, HuffPost, MSN South Africa, The Independent and Yahoo and Refinery29, where she wrote such pieces as ‘What We Lose When We Focus On Whiteness in Interracial Relationships.’
Her work tends to focus on social justice, identity politics and mental health.
‘Shame on you,’ wrote Chris Sauve. ‘Delete your miserable account.’
Dan Wooton chimed in: ‘And this. Just for the record she doubled down when I pointed out what an awful thing she’d said (which should have been obvious to any decent human being.’
‘Bye bye career,’ added Bobby Dazzler.
Queen Elizabeth was last seen delivering her Christmas message in the wake of beloved husband Prince Philip’s death
White, 99, who capped a career of more than 80 years by becoming America’s sweetheart after Emmy-winning roles on television sitcoms, is believed to have died of natural causes at her home on Friday morning, law enforcement confirmed
Norman Blair called the tweet ‘racist’ and suggested Vogue needed to comment that ‘racists and persons who like to offend have no place in their publications.’
Some were even calling for Twitter to take down Burton’s account on Friday.
‘They will probably say it didn’t breach any of their rules,’ wrote Goodman Gaming, about a possible Twitter ban. ‘It was about a white person.’
White, 99, who capped a career of more than 80 years by becoming America’s sweetheart after Emmy-winning roles on television sitcoms, is believed to have died of natural causes at her home on Friday morning, law enforcement confirmed.
White’s biggest role was as batty Rose Nylund in classic sitcom The Golden Girls, and she is the last of the hit show’s four leads to die, after saying she’d enjoyed good health throughout her old age.
White planned to welcome fans at her 100th birthday party by having it filmed for a documentary titled Betty White: 100 Years Young – A Birthday Celebration.
The film was going to follow White in her day-to-day life and was set to screen at 900 theaters nationwide. After the documentary, cinemas would show live footage of her actual birthday party.
It is not clear if the screenings will still take place.
The Queen was last seen delivering her most emotional Christmas message ever, paying tribute to her ‘beloved’ late husband Prince Philip and revealing how the Duke of Edinburgh’s ‘mischievous, enquiring twinkle was as bright at the end as when I first set eyes on him’.
The monarch described that there was ‘one familiar laugh missing’ during the festive season this year as she made her most fulsome public tribute to her husband of 73 years and the nation’s longest-serving consort since his death in April aged 99.
Wearing the sapphire brooch she donned on her honeymoon in 1947 and again for her diamond wedding anniversary, the 95-year-old head of state also reached out to families who have lost loved one this year and addressed the Covid crisis.
An intensely private woman, the Queen has touched upon her devastating loss on a handful of occasions since Philip’s death.
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