UPDATE: 8-29-2017 at 12:15 p.m.
The University of Tampa has fired a visiting professor who suggested in a tweet that Hurricane Harvey's destruction is "instant karma" for Texas because it voted Republican.
Sociology professor Kenneth L. Storey posted the tweet and two responses Sunday before removing the entire thread and his profile photo.
University spokesman Eric Cardenas said in a statement Tuesday that Storey was fired after the school weathered an outpouring of online outrage over the comments.
University officials say another sociology professor will take over Storey's classes.
The University of Tampa is in damage control mode after controversial comments were made by one of its professors.
People sounded off at Professor Kenneth Storey after he tweeted about the devastating Texas floods. The tweet has since been deleted.
Storey insinuated the storm was karma for GOP voters in Texas.
One twitter user in Florida responding back to Storey said “I guess since we’re a Red state we deserve some bad karma too, right.”
University officials responded by condemning the comments and saying they were made from Storey's personal account and do not reflect the beliefs of the school.
Late Monday, Storey took to Twitter again to apologize, saying “I deeply regret a statement I posted yesterday. I never meant to wish ill will upon any group. I hope all affected by Harvey recover quickly.”