Woman Fired for Anti-Obama Post: 'I'm Not Racist'
But Denise Helms did muse about him getting assassinated...
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2012 3:59 PM CST
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(Newser) – A California woman insists she's not racist despite a Facebook post about President Obama that included a racial slur and a musing that "maybe he will get assassinated this term..!!" Denise Helms' post triggered a Secret Service investigation and prompted her employer, Cold Stone Creamery, to fire her after a barrage of angry phone calls and Facebook messages, the LA Times reports. But she fired back on Facebook: "I'm not racist and I'm not crazy. just simply stating my opinion.!!!"

"The employee is no longer w/the company," Coldstone said on its Twitter account. "We were as shocked as you were by her outrageous & completely unacceptable comments." Still, Helms seemed shocked by the whole thing: "I didn't think it would be that big of a deal," she told a reporter. "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."

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toddcounter
Nov 15, 2012 10:54 PM CST
She should have said: "In your opinion I`m a racist you`re only saying that because I`m white Anti-racism is just a codeword for anti-white"
SHANNB
Nov 14, 2012 7:01 AM CST
This is bullish*t!!! Poor Denise!! Yes, she should have been more careful about what she said, but my gosh was our right to freedom of speech taken away, and I didn't know it? Even if she is a racist, isn't that her right? It didn't seem like she made a direct threat toward the pres., so what's the big deal???!!!
Lioness
Nov 12, 2012 10:33 PM CST
I love when people use the word "nigger" and claim to not be racist... lol.