Former CNN host Reza Aslan slammed for Rush Limbaugh tweet after cancer announcement

Former CNN host Reza Aslan was roasted Monday for asking if Rush Limbaugh makes the world a "worse place" hours after the talk radio king announced he’s been diagnosed with “advanced lung cancer.”

“Ask yourself this simple question: is the world a better place or a worse place with Rush Limbaugh in it?” Aslan tweeted.

RUSH LIMBAUGH ANNOUNCES HE HAS 'ADVANCED LUNG CANCER'

Aslan, notorious for rhetoric too anti-Trump even for CNN, was immediately hit with an onslaught of criticism. As of Tuesday morning, Aslan’s tweet collected over 10,000 responses condemning it.

Aslan doubled down in a series of follow-up messages.

“I completely reject the idea that one shouldn’t speak ill of bad people when those bad people are ill. And Rush Limbaugh is a bad person,” he wrote. “Almost every minute of Rush’s adult life has been spent purposely making the world worse. He’s a racist, sexist, greedy, hateful man who has sown fear and violence with every dollar he’s made. There is absolutely no question whatsoever that the world is better without him in it.”

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CNN parted ways with Aslan back in 2017 after the religious scholar came under fire for a series of heated tweets he made about President Trump as the liberal network was dealing with backlash of Kathy Griffin’s infamous photo shoot with a fake, bloodied severed head of Trump. CNN ditched Aslan's show "Believer" shortly after he ate a human brain with a Hindu cannibalistic sect in an episode, which outraged many people who felt he misrepresented Hinduism.

Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky contributed to this report.