College professor fired after posting on Facebook that Otto Warmbier 'deserved' to die

A University of Delaware professor is out of a job for saying Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old imprisoned in North Korea, deserved to die.

Kathy Dettwyler, an adjunct professor of anthropology, wrote on her Facebook page that the American student who was returned to the states in a coma, then dying, "got exactly what he deserved."

She wrote: "His parents ultimately are to blame for his growing up thinking he could get away with whatever he wanted. Maybe in the U.S., where young, white, rich, clueless white males routinely get away with raping women. Not so much in North Korea. And of course, it's Ottos' parents who will pay the price for the rest of their lives."

North Korea accused Warmbier of stealing a propaganda poster, for which he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.

Dettwyler's comments were shared thousands of times, causing the school to cut their ties with her as outrage grew: "The University of Delaware values respect and civility and we are committed to global education and study abroad; therefore we find these comments particularly distressing and inconsistent with our values. Our sympathies are with the Warmbier family."

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.@POTUS and @FLOTUS Offer Their Deepest Condolences, Thoughts and Prayers to the Family and Friends of Otto Warmbie…
Karen & I are so saddened to hear this. We're praying for Otto's family tonight. A tragic example of North Korea's…
Otto Warmbier should never have been in jail for tearing down a stupid banner. And he most certainly should not have been murdered for it.
Secretary Tillerson: We hold #NorthKorea accountable for Otto Warmbier’s unjust imprisonment.
Saddened by death of Otto Warmbier, tortured & murdered by #NorthKorea - US should not tolerate such hostile action
Gov. John Kasich on the passing of Otto Warmbier: More details:
This is incredibly sad.
Just learned that Otto Warmbier, the young man held captive by savage N Korea has died. Heartbroken for his parents. Prayers for the family.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Otto Warmbier, a remarkable young Ohioan:
My thoughts and prayers are with Otto, his parents, and the entire Warmbier family.
Very sad to learn of the passing of Otto Warmbier. As a parent, I can't imagine what his parents have had to go through.
Otto Warmbier, the US student held prisoner and severely mistreated in North Korea for 17 months has died. #RIP #NeverForget
My heart goes out to the loved ones of Otto Warmbier. Thinking of Otto's family & friends, & wishing them strength during this tragic time.
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