Woman Fired, Reported to Secret Service After Racist Facebook Post About Obama
California woman called Obama "the n-----" and suggested he might be assassinated
A young woman from California, apparently unhappy with the outcome of Tuesday's election, has been fired from her job at Cold Stone Creamery and reported to the Secret Service after making inflammatory comments about President Obama on her Facebook page.
Denise Helms, from the small Bay Area town of Turlock, posted shortly after the president's re-election, "And another 4 years of the (n-----). Maybe he will get assassinated this term..!!"
As these things do, the post made its way around social media and eventually Sacramento TV station Fox 40 found and interviewed Helms about her comments Wednesday night. She was unapologetic.
"I didn't think it would be that big of a deal," she told the reporter. "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 post and replaced it with one that 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.!!!"
Because here in postracial America, calling the President of the United States the "n-word" does not make one racist.