College Professor Fired After Joke About Iran Bombing U.S.

A college professor in Massachusetts has lost his job after joking on Facebook about Iran bombing the U.S.

After President Trump hinted at the possibility of bombing Iranian cultural sites, professor Asheen Phansey joked that the Ayatollah should "tweet a list of 52 sites of cultural American heritage he would bomb", such as "Mall of America" or the "Kardashian residence".

Phansey's employer, Babson College, quickly fired him. Phansey has since apologized, calling his post a "bad attempt at humor", but says he expected the school to defend his right to free speech.