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Facebook Obama Slur Gets Woman Fired

While President Obama was celebrating his re-election, one disgruntled voter posted a Facebook Obama slur that cost her a job and may have her facing some serious jail time.

Immediately after the President was announced as the winner of the Presidential Election, a 22-year-old woman, Denise Helms, made a Facebook post that may very well change her life forever.

The young lady posted a racial slur about the President, but that wasn’t enough. As heart breaking as it is to now that racism is still alive and well, a racist Facebook post isn’t against the law – but a threat surely is.

In addition to revealing her true views about African Americans, the California woman then went on to suggest that maybe Obama “will get assassinated.”

The post caught media attention almost instantly as Facebook users began sharing the post – some in support of its message and others in disgust and disbelief.

Denise Helms, the woman who posted the racial slur against the President of the United States, is under investigation and according to the Associated Press she could face some serious time behind bars.

The Secret Service will have to decide if the threat was a legit danger to Obama’s health and safety, and confirmed that if she is convicted of threatening the President she will be charged with a felony.

“I didn’t think it would be that big of a deal,” Helms told Fox 40 Sacramento. “The assassination part is kind of harsh. I’m not saying I’d 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 may not have intended on following through with the action herself, but even if her status has possibly encouraged someone else to attempt to assassinate the President she can still be found responsible for the crime.

Her employers, a Cold Stone Creamery in California, received several messages, calls, and letters expressing their disgust with the racist employee and she was soon after let go.

“The employee is no longer w/the company,” Cold Stone posted on their official Twitter account. “We were as shocked as you were by her outrageous & completely unacceptable comments.”

The store manager of the Cold Stone that the woman worked for, Chris Kegle, went on to say, “We found her comments to be very disgusting, and they do not reflect our opinions here.”

Unfortunately, she wasn’t the only person who seemed to be completely irrational about Obama taking office for another four years.

Donald Trump also used social media to voice his disappointment, but luckily he is surrounded by people who know better than to threaten the President.

After Trump suggested that America needed to revolt against Obama, most of the tweets were immediately taken down – more than likely because someone warned the 66-year-old business man that the Secret Service won’t hesitate to throw him in jail just because he is rich.

The Facebook Obama slur is still undergoing investigation, but other news reports and political analyst are still in shock of the result of the election – not because of who won but because of America’s response.

Whether or not the massive outrage is due to racism, excessive social media involvement, or just a more divided America isn’t certain, but the one thing that is for sure is that America may not remain a prominent world power if we can’t put our differences aside and truly live as a united nation.


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