Woman Fired, Investigated for Trump Assassination Tweet

Burlesque group cuts its ties with Ky. woman
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2017 2:33 AM CST
Woman Fired, Investigated for Trump Assassination Tweet
NYPD officers guard the front of Trump Tower a few days after the election.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Advocating the assassination of President Trump appears to have seriously derailed a Kentucky woman's life. "If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate," Heather Lowrey tweeted between Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Trump's inauguration last week, the Courier-Journal reports. The 26-year-old's social media accounts have now been deleted, the Secret Service has confirmed that she is being investigated, and more than one employer says they fired her after people informed them about the offending tweet.

The Va Va Vixens burlesque group says they fired Lowrey as soon as they heard about the tweet, WAVE3 reports. "With so much hate and anger in the world, our hope is to be a sanctuary that welcomes all walks of life with open arms. We do not condone hate by any party and will not partake in it," the group said in a statement. American Income Life—Travis Moody Offices also issued a statement saying it has a "zero tolerance" policy and that Lowrey is no longer an employee. The Heyman Talent Agency issued a similar statement, saying: "Our company does not share the same views, nor opinions as Heather Lowrey." (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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