In a statement on his web site, dated Nov. 23, Brennan characterised the scholar newspaper’s article as a “hit piece” and stated he isn’t a racist, science-denier, or anti-Semite. Within the assertion, he clarified that whereas he doesn’t consider the pandemic is a hoax, he does consider the “severity is being exaggerated by revolutionary leftists within the media and authorities who ‘by no means let a great disaster go to waste.’” Pretty. He went on to explain vivid nervousness about obligatory vaccines and never with the ability to purchase groceries on the market with out proof of receiving one. 

By way of racial slurs, Brennan wrote that he’s “not racist towards black individuals,” added that he loves and respects them, and argued, “the ’n-word’ is a mind-control spell designed to make us hate one another.” He went on to say that he used the phrase in an effort to “neutralize” its energy. Yikes!

In talking to native outlet wzzm 13, Brennan defined that he didn’t use the N-word “flippantly,” and advised that we’re “heading in the direction of such a crescendo of insanity the place we’re about to all be enslaved due to this COVID disaster.” He added to the outlet that he stated “some hyperbolic issues to attract consideration to what it’s I needed to say.”

In a message to the college from FSU President David Eisler, Eisler stresses: “We strongly reject these statements, condemn them and won’t tolerate them. Now we have labored diligently to change into a extra various college, and these statements display vividly how one particular person can set again the work of many.” Brennan has been on administrative depart since Nov. 19, although it’s unclear whether or not the depart is particular to the alleged Twitter remarks, the COVID-19 remarks through the August assembly, each, or neither. 

Greater than 250,000 Individuals have died as a result of virus, unemployment numbers are skyrocketing, households are going through evictions and meals insecurity, and the Trump administration continues to flounder. What can we do? Put on masks, wash our fingers, and apply social distancing as a lot as potential. Additionally—help your native newspapers, together with ones run by college students.