PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A University of Pittsburgh lecturer is apologizing after making controversial comments in class.
KDKA is aware that these remarks were made by a lecturer who was discussing masking and is said to have used the Holocaust analogy in a classroom.
Information already was first reported by Pitt News.
It was reported that during the University of Pittsburgh’s Water Politics class last Tuesday, the visiting lecturer made a remark that compared wearing a mask to “being sucked in gas in Auschwitz.”
The student newspaper reported that the instructor who had started the class complained about how his mask made him uncomfortable during the lecture.
University health rules require face coverings regardless of immunization status, and masks must be fitted properly and cover the mouth and nose.
According to Pitt News, a Jewish student expressed his displeasure about the situation on Reddit.
The instructor is said to have apologized to the class in an email.
Students are encouraged to report incidents that they feel are offensive or harmful on the University’s website.
The University of Pittsburgh did not respond to a request for comment.
It is currently unclear if the instructor will face any sanctions.
Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.
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