A Maryland substitute teacher was fired after controversial tweets of hers surfaced, where she told fellow “Black women raising boys (to) please stop letting your sons pick up female traits” amongst other contentious social media posts.
The teacher, who is Black and was identified on social media as Bianca Robinson, also tweeted on Thursday that “kids need to be bullied” from her Twitter handle @mostly_hated, FOX 5‘s Stephanie Ramirez reports.
Black Substitute Elementary School Teacher Fired For Controversial Tweets
“Black women raising boys, please stop letting your sons pick up female traits. I have the b****est boys in my class! I know ya’ll have some men around somewhere. This s*** is getting ridiculous!” one of the controversial tweets read.
She went on to tweet that “kids need to be bullied because bullying doesn’t stop with childhood. How will they be ready for an adult bully?” Robinson was also criticized for what appeared to be blatant homophobia when she wrote she was “sick of schools hiring flamboyant gay men.”
— Hari Ziyad (@HariZiyad) October 7, 2022
“Third day of school and I already made another kid cry,” another tweet of her’s read. “These 5th graders never had a teacher from the hood I see. I won’t be spoke to in any kind of way. I will gather a child quickly and respectfully and still bring them to tears.”
She had initially deleted the tweet, however screenshots were later circulated online. Her account was no longer active as of Tuesday.
Robinson was a substitute teacher at District Heights Elementary School, however she has since been removed from her post after angry parents brought the tweets to the schools human resources as well as superintendent Kasandra G. Lassiter’s attention.
The substitute teacher who tweeted, “Black women raising boys, please stop letting your sons pick up female traits” has been removed the classroom pic.twitter.com/WYF6iVv1G3
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Detractors Criticize Teacher’s Tweets, Calling Her Mindset “Harmful” And “Not Needed”
While many parents were horrified by the comments, others took to Twitter to defend the Prince George’s County educator.
“She could have said something like, put them in mentoring programs or something like that, but for her to say something like that, it’s just atrocious,” parent Gabrielle Hill told FOX 5.
“Why y’all defending her and she talks like this?🤢🤢🤢” one person on social media wrote.
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“The mindset is what’s harmful. She described children with the term ‘b****est’ because they have ‘female’ traits.
Weaponizing misogyny against growing children is harmful,” one detractor noted.
“If I went by social media, I’d swear nurses, therapists, and teachers were some of the most evil and/or stupidest people on earth,” a commenter tweeted. “This isn’t the mindset needed. We are going to ensure she isn’t working around ANYONE’S child. Period,” another tweeted.
“You got to stop making excuses for these women her having a hard day don’t excuse what she said” a third said.
Why y’all defending her and she talks like this?🤢🤢🤢 pic.twitter.com/PO1GDxDRJn
— ✨🤎Suga🤎✨ (@_AddictedtoKayy) October 8, 2022
Others On Social Media Showed Support For Fired Substitute Teacher, With Supporters Claiming Free Speech
Others actually showed support for her. “Y’all stay tryna get people fired,” one supporter wrote.
“Where is she and does she have a Cashapp we can donate to?” one person commented. “Are we talking about divine feminine traits, right brain traits? Because males have divine feminine energy within them,” another wrote.
“Um, @mostly_hated should be mostly praised for speaking the truth!” @laire tweeted alongside the hashtag #BlackTwitter.
— laire (@laire) October 11, 2022
“Free speech?” a third opined. “I don’t like what she said but trying to get her fired for a tweet?”
“We squash the tenderness out of boys and anyone born male then wonder why they’re such hard lovers, fathers, friends, etc. all for some imaginary gender binary that serves no one.”
What do you say, Roomies? Should Robinson been fired? Or does free speech protect her from tweeting controversial material?