NYU professor says the only reason Yahoo hasn’t fired Marissa Mayer is that she just announced she’s pregnant with twins

In the wake of Yahoo’s stock slide yesterday, NYU Stern professor Scott Gallowayhad harsh words this morningfor CEO Marissa Mayer, calling her “the most overpaid CEO in history” and claiming she would be fired if she hadn’t recently announced she was pregnant with twins.

On Tuesday,Yahoo stock tankedafter unfavorable news aboutits planned tax-free Alibaba spinoff. While the maneuver could still go through, the IRS declined to give Yahoo a “private letter ruling,” which would have guaranteed the spin-off would satisfy IRS requirements.

In short, it’s still up in the air.

Galloway lambasted both Mayer and Yahoo on Bloomberg this morning, both in regards to Alibaba and in more general terms. He claimed Mayer had made some of the worst acquisitions in tech, and that Yahoo is now simply an “accidental hedge fund” that should get “a bullet in the head.”

His most controversial comments came when discussing Mayer’s pregnancy. Galloway said if she hadn’t announced that she was pregnant with twins, she would be out of a job within six months. He called her pregnancy a “reprieve from death row.”

Galloway has never been shy about speaking his mind. An irate email he once sent to a student who was late to his class, telling him to “get your s— together,” went viral a few years ago.

Business Insider has reached out to Yahoo for comment and will update this post when we hear back.

Watch the full segment from Bloomberg below:

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