Yale University Dean Called Movie Theater Workers "Barely Educated Morons” On Yelp

"If you are white trash, this is the perfect night out for you!"

By Gina Tron

A Yale University dean who was placed on leave in May over offensive reviews she posted on Yelp resigned on Tuesday.

Screenshots of June Chu’s Yelp reviews surfaced last month. In one review, she called movie theater workers "barely educated morons," according to the Hartford Courant. In a review of a local Japanese steakhouse, she wrote: "If you are white trash, this is the perfect night out for you!" according to the Associated Press.

A Yale official sent an email to the community calling such posts "reprehensible,” stating: "Let me be clear. No one, especially those in trusted positions of educating young people, should denigrate or stereotype others, and that extends to any form of discrimination based on class, race, religion, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation."

Chu apologized to her students and acknowledged she was wrong, according to WTNH.

Yale is now looking for replacement for Chu’s position.

[NBC News]

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