The Inquisitr reports that a 22-year-old woman from California was arrested after posting a racial slur against President Obama on her Facebook account. Denise Helms, who is clearly not a supporter of the African American President, told her friends that maybe “he will get assassinated” prompting authorities to investigate her.
Denise Helms never expected her joke about Barack Obama to cause such a tantrum on behalf of the Secret Service. The 22-year-old woman made a racial comment about the newly re-elected President and hoped that maybe he “gets assassinated this term”. The post went viral within a few hours as it was shared by other Facebook users.
Helms released an interview telling reporters that she never expected to get so much attention over a comment. She later on tried to set things straight by admitting that the part related to the president’s assassination was a little bit far-fetched. The mere fact of speaking about someone’s assassination doesn’t necessarily mean you would do it, Denise explained. However, she wouldn’t be the least affected if Obama was murdered.
Denise’s employers at Cold Stone Creamery were outraged by the woman’s comment, as well. They decided to fire her and posted an official statement on their Twitter account, on Thursday, notifying the press that Helms is no longer working with them. Following an avalanche of angry messages, Cold Stone Creamery’s spokesperson declared that the company does not share the employee’s view on Barack Obama.
Denise Helms’ problems could get a lot worse in the future. According to the Associated Press, the woman is currently being investigated by the Secret Service because threatening the president is a felony. If she is found guilty she could be sent to jail.
Helms is not the only person who posted offensive messages against the United States President after the results of the election were communicated on Tuesday evening. Real estate mogul Donald Trump took to the Twitterverse to express his anger over Obama’s re-election and to invite people to make a revolution. He later on deleted his radical posts.