Former Soton lecturer compares supporting Greta Thunberg to Jeffrey Epstein
Last year he compared abortion to necrophilia
A former Southampton lecturer has said people who think Greta Thunberg is mature enough to lead discussions on climate change can’t object to "Jeffrey Epstein paying 16-year-olds for sex".
Justin Murphy had previously been suspended for comparing abortion to necrophilia in a series of tweets in May last year.
Hs more recent tweet reads: "Not even being provocative but if you think Greta Thunberg has the maturity to guide global policy-making then you cannot object to Jeffrey Epstein paying 16-year-olds for sex."
The tweet has sparked outrage, and many have rushed to criticise Murphy, with one user labelling him "disgusting."
Another said: "This tweet may be the vilest thing I've seen on Twitter this year. How revolting."
You are disgusting
— Rosanna Arquette🌎✌🏼 (@RoArquette) September 25, 2019
Last year, Justin Murphy was suspended and investigated by the University after he compared abortion to necrophilia in a series of tweets, and was also accused of using ableist language.
Last May, he tweeted: "If you're pro-choice in the abortion debate, I find it very difficult to see how you could possibly have ethical objections to necrophilia."
Murphy was also accused of ableist behaviour after comparing followers of left-wing politics to those with mental illnesses, tweeting: "There is a difference between ableism and calling retards retards."
After the series of tweets, Murphy was given 30 days paid leave by the university.
After being suspended, Murphy set up a website and asked for donations so he could continue his work.
The University of Southampton confirmed Justin no longer works at the university.
When asked to respond, Justin said: "No worries. Thanks."