Denise Helms, a 22-year-old woman from California, was fired from her job this week, and is now being investigated by the Secret Service after she posted not only a racist, but also threatening, statement about President Barack Obama to her Facebook page.
Shortly after President Obama’s re-election was announced, Helms wrote on Facebook:
“Another 4 years of this Nigger. Maybe he will get assassinated this term.”
The woman’s racist comment instantly went viral, after her employer found out about it, Helms lost her job at Cold Stone Creamery in Turlock, California.
“We found her comments to be very disgusting, and they do not reflect our opinions here,” Turlock Cold Stone Creamery director Chris Kegle told the Modesto Bee. “We never saw anything from her at work like those comments.”
Kegle says when he arrived at the store Thursday morning, there were at least 20 or more angry voice mails waiting for him about Helms.
“We made the decision because of her comments, but also the community feedback,” he said. “We are very into working with the community and doing community service. So when your community does not like you because of an employee, that’s bad. We have a business to run.”