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Friday, November 09, 2012
Cold Stone Creamery employee fired after wishing Obama dead on Facebook
By Stephen C. Webster/Raw Story
A Turlock, California woman was fired from her job this week after publishing a racial slur to her Facebook account and wishing for President Barack Obama’s assassination.
The Cold Stone Creamery company said it spent much of Wednesday coping with the social media fallout from the comment, which was posted by former Cold Stone employee Denise Helms, 22.
Helms referred to Obama on her Facebook account as “the n*gger,” adding: “maybe he will get assassinated this term..!!”
“The employee is no longer w/the company,” a Twitter account for Cold Stone Creamery explained on Thursday. “We were as shocked as you were by her outrageous & completely unacceptable comments.”
Making a legitimate threat against the president is a felony crime, and all threats against the nation’s leader are investigated by the Secret Service.
Despite her racist comment, Helms swore to
Fox 40 in Sacramento
that she’s not actually racist herself. “I think I was just really upset, and it just kind of came out,” she claimed.
The night prior,
she told Fox 40
that Obama getting assassinated wouldn’t be “something I would be upset about.”
Helms has since deleted her Facebook account.
This video is from
KTLA-5 in Los Angeles
, broadcast November 8, 2012.
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