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US woman fired for 'may be Obama gets assassinated this term' post on Facebeook

Saturday, 10 November 2012 - 4:30pm IST | Place: Washington, DC | Agency: ANI
22-year-old Denise Helms, from California, posted shortly after Obama was re-elected as the President of the US

An American woman, who posted inflammatory comments on Facebook about President Barack Obama, has been fired from her job and reported to the US Secret Service.

Twenty-two-year-old Denise Helms, from California, posted shortly after Obama was re-elected as the President of the US.

"And another 4 years of the (n-----). Maybe he will get assassinated this term..!!" she wrote

The post quickly made the rounds on social media, prompting Sacramento TV station Fox 40 to interview her about her comments.

"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," she told Fox 40.

According to modbee.com, Helms has since deleted the post and posted again about the incident.

"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.!!," she said in her new post.

The incident and surrounding outrage, however, caused her to lose her job at ice-cream parlor Cold Stone Creamery, where she had worked for less than a year.


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