Woman explains Obama assassination Facebook posting
The woman who used a racial slur to describe President Obama on Facebook said she was surprised that she was fired from her job at Cold Stone Creamery and said she doesn’t understand all the attention the post received.
The Turlock woman also wrote in her Facebook post that “maybe he will get assassinated.”
The Facebook status by Denise Helms, 22, posted immediately after Obama’s reelection Tuesday, went viral and prompted an investigation by the Secret Service about whether it was a true threat.
“I didn’t think it would be that big of a deal,” Helms told FOX40 Sacramento in an interview outside her workplace at the Turlock Cold Stone Creamery. “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.”
As Helms’ post continued to go viral on Facebook and Twitter, the national ice cream chain began to respond to people who expressed outrage over Helms’ post.
“The employee is no longer w/the company. We were as shocked as you were by her outrageous & completely unacceptable comments,” the official Coldstone Twitter account responded to one user Thursday night.