Shellyne Rodriguez, the unhinged Manhattan college professor who blew up Twitter when she went viral for cursing out anti-abortion students, was visited by a New York Post reporter on Tuesday. Instead of calmly and reasonably answering his questions or instead asking him to leave, she instead, shockingly, held a machete to his neck. And then she threatened to “chop” him up.
The New York Post, in its blood-curdling description of what happened after its reporter knocked on Rodriquez’s door, said:
“Get the f–k away from my door, or I’m gonna chop you up with this machete!” the manic adjunct art professor shouted from behind her closed door just moments after veteran reporter Reuven Fenton identified himself.
Seconds later, Rodriguez barged out and alarmingly put the blade to the reporter’s neck.
“Get the f–k away from my door! Get the f–k away from my door!” she raged before retreating back into her apartment and slamming the door.
The Post reporter and photographer immediately left the apartment building, but an armed Rodriguez quickly followed and accosted them outside.
“If I see you on this block one more f–king time, you’re gonna …,” Rodriguez said, while still wielding the implement.
“Get the f–k off the block! Get the f–k out of here, yo!”
The professor briefly chased The Post’s photographer down the street to his car before coming back to kick the reporter in the shins.
That was finally enough to get Rodriguez fired from Hunter College, where she formerly taught. Vince DiMiceli, a spokesman for Hunter College, told the NYP that she had been fired, saying, “Hunter College strongly condemns the unacceptable actions of Shellyne Rodriguez and has taken immediate action. Rodriguez has been relieved of her duties at Hunter College effective immediately, and will not be returning to teach at the school.”
Reporting on the incident in which Rodriguez attacked the pro-life display and screamed vulgarities at students, we on The American Tribune said:
[T]he video of Professor Rodriguez shows her screaming vulgarities at the pro-life students who set up a small display to express their beliefs, a display that she destroys. Watch that here:
Professor Shellyne Rodriguez of the @SVA_News accuses students at a pro-life table of "violence" and then proceeds to attack them. Any comment from Pres David Rhodes or VP @anthonyprhodes?pic.twitter.com/VdyKmYHq6U
— @amuse (@amuse) May 22, 2023
As you can hear in the video, she yelled, “You’re not educating s***. This is f***ing propaganda. What are you going to do, like, anti-trans next? This is bulls***. This is violent. You’re triggering my students.” Then, one of the male students attempted to reason with her, but she interrupted him, saying, “you can’t even have a f***ing baby.”
She then attempted to destroy the display, shoving pamphlets off of the table while yelling, “get this s*** the f*** out of here.”
Before she was fired, Rodriguez was an adjunct professor who claimed her work “utilizes text, drawing, painting, collage and sculpture to depict spaces and subjects engaged in strategies of survival against erasure and subjugation,” according to her bio.
Featured image credit: screengrab from the embedded video
"*" indicates required fields