Denise Helms, the 22-year-old California woman whose racist, threatening Facebook status about President Barack Obama went viral, might be having the worst week ever since her comment became public.
Helms has since been fired from her job at a Turlock, Calif., Cold Stone Creamery, and the Secret Service is now looking into her comments.
Helms wrote on her Facebook:
“Another 4 years of this (N-word), Maybe he will get assassinated this term.”
Sacramento’s Fox 40 news crew caught up with Helms and she was the least bit apologetic and showed not one bit of remorse for her post. She told the news crew:
“I didn’t think it would be that big of a deal. 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.”
According to the Modesto Bee, she defended herself posting on her Facebook once more:
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.!!!”
Helms’ account has since been deactivated.
Huffington Post reports:
Helm’s supervisor, Turlock Cold Stone Creamery store director Chris Kegle, told The Bee that he was shocked to read about his employee’s comments, which he said do not line up with his company’s values.
“We found her comments to be very disgusting,” Kegle said. “We made the decision [to fire her] because of her comments, but also the community feedback. 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.”
After recieving many angry tweets, the company is working to disassociate themselves with Helms, posting to their Twitter:
Helms is now reportedly under investigation. Watch her appearance on Fox 40 in the video above!
SOURCE: Huffington Post