(College Fix) University of North Carolina-Wilmington criminology Professor Mike Adams’ death has been ruled a suicide by police.
Jerry Brewer, a spokesman for the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, stated in a news release Monday that Adams died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, adding “No other people were in the home and foul play is not suspected.”
In the months leading up to his death, Adams was subjected to a massive online cancel culture bullying campaign to vilify his reputation and force his employer to fire him.
At issue were two tweets his detractors claimed were racist and sexist because he mocked women’s studies and compared a Democratic governor to a slave master (all in the context of draconian COVID-19 regulations in North Carolina).
Four different online petitions were launched in June to get him fired.
One petition signed by more than 60,000 people called Adams “a thorn in the side of UNC Wilmington” and vaguely accused him of threats toward minorities.
“His being employed at this university cheapens any and all attempts to stand in solidarity with any minority that has been oppressed in this country,” the petition stated.
Another Change.org petition that received nearly 25,000 signatures stated “Adams has a history of spewing misogynistic, xenophobic, transphobic, homophobic, racist rhetoric.” A third signed by some 6,000 people argued “College campuses should not be a place where student’s identities are rejected and threatened by an…
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Editor’s Note. This article was written by Jennifer Kabbany and posted at the College Fix. Title changed by Pulpit and Pen
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