Denise Helms, of Turlock, Calif., set the post to “private” on her Facebook page, but someone screenshot the image and put it on the social networking site Twitter.
‘And another 4 years of the n*****. Maybe he will get assassinated this term..!!’ the woman wrote immediately after President Obama was re-elected for the second term earlier this week.
The message soon went viral, attracting attention of anxious enough readers to report her to authorities who accuse her of threatening the president’s life.
The woman’s employer, Cold Stone Creamery, had also seen the post and Helms was promptly fired and the company spent much of Thursday responding to angry tweets about the disgusting words.
“This employee is no longer w/the (sic) company & her disgraceful and completely unacceptable comments do not reflect our views,” the company tweeted via its official Twitter account.
“We made the decision because of her comments, but also the community feedback,” explained Director Chris Kegle who had employed the racist woman for less than one year.
“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.”
Helms had deleted her message and deactivated her Facebook account, but the damage was done.
“I didn’t think it’d be that big of a deal,” she told reporters on Thursday while visibly shaken up, but unapologetic and unsure of what she did wrong. “I don’t understand what I did wrong. I didn’t say ‘Hey, someone go do this”
“The assassination part is harsh and I’m not saying that I would go and do that or anything like that by any means but if it was to happen I don’t think I would care one bit,” she said.
According to reports, Helms was a fan of Republican challenger Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s campaign, judging by her Facebook page but the woman wasn’t not registered in the state’s registry to vote.
She later denied the allegations in racism, defending herself as not, but also didn’t disagree with herself using it.
As The Daily Mail writes, that disagreement was in sharp contrast to Twitter users across the country, however, who angrily branded her Facebook post among a list of others titled: ‘Yes, You’re Racist.’
Which is more, there were those who even shared their own hinted threats against Ms Helms as well.
‘I jst [sic] got a sweet tooth! how does ice cream from Cold Stone in Turlock California in the month of November sound?’ one woman wrote.
Hopefully Denise Helms has learned a lesson about speaking in such a manner about an elected official like the president, and the Secret Service will not blow the post situation out of proportion, like her employer did.
Maybe it would help if she apologized for her controversial words, rather than continuing to make light of it, because someone that’s nutty enough might actually think she wanted them to do it.