A Turlock, California woman has been fired from her job at Cold Stone Creamery after writing a racial slur about President Obama on her Facebook wall and hoping he will get assassinated.
After Obama won reelection this week, 22-year old Denise Helms went to her Facebook page to vent.
"And another 4 years of the (n*gger)," Helms wrote. "Maybe he will get assassinated this term..!!"
It wasn't long before word spread about what she had written and she soon found herself out of a job.
In an interview with Sacramento TV station Fox 40, Helms said she didn't what the fuss was all about.
“I didn’t think it would be that big of a deal,” Helms told FOX40. “The assassination part is kind of harsh. I’m not saying I’d 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 said she isn't racist, but when she was asked is she considered Obama to be a n*gger, she said "sure."
Turlock Cold Stone Creamery store director Chris Kegle said he was shocked to read her racist slur and see her accompanying interview.
"We found her comments to be very disgusting, and they do not reflect our opinions here," Kegle said. "We never saw anything from her at work like those comments."
Kegle told the Modesto Bee that due to the many complaints he received about Helms and the offensive nature of what she wrote her firing was justified.
"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."
The Secret Service is now investigating Helms.
Secret Service Agent Scott Gillingham from the Sacramento office said threats against the president are a felony under U.S. Code Section 871.
It reads: "Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits for conveyance in the mail or for a delivery from any post office or by any letter carrier any letter, paper, writing, print, missive, or document containing any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States, the President-elect, the Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President of the United States, or the Vice President-elect, or knowingly and willfully otherwise makes any such threat against the President, President-elect, Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President, or Vice President-elect, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both."
Despite being a Mitt Romney supporter and her rant against Obama on Facebook, The Modesto Bee reports Helms isn't even registered to vote.
That fact isn't stopping her from complaining anyway.
"He has done absolutely nothing for this country," Helms explained of Obama. She also doesn't understand why the Secret Service is on her a$$.
"OK, but what did I do wrong? That's fine if they want to," she told Fox40. "But I don't understand what I did wrong."
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