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A 22-year-old woman was fired from her job after posting racist and threatening comments about President Barack Obama on her Facebook page.
Huffington Post reports that Denise Helms was fired from her job at Cold Stone Creamery after she posted the statement, "Another 4 years of this (N-word)…Maybe he will get assassinated this term,” on her Facebook.
According to the report, the Secret Service is currently looking into her threatening Facebook post.
Additionally, Helms was visited by Fox40 who also saw the statements posted and opted to interview the young woman. She defends her Facebook post, saying, “I didn't think it would be that big of a deal.…The assassination part is kind of harsh. I'm not saying like I would go do that or anything like that, by any means, but if it was to happen, I don't think I'd care one bit."
Helms has since deleted the controversial post and replaced it with an update which reads, “So apparently my post last night about Obama got onto Twitter and Fox 40 came and interviewed me cause apparently a lot of people in Sacramento think I'm crazy and racist. WOW is all I got to say!! I'm not racist and I'm not crazy. just simply stating my opinion.!!!"
Turlock Cold Stone Creamery store director Chris Kegle explained to reporters that he fired her not only for her offensive comments, which went viral, but also because it sparked community outrage. Kegle opened the store to find 20 angry voice mails of patrons who were offended by the young woman’s remarks.
Helms stands by her comments.