Skip to comments.This Woman Lost Her Job Over What She Said About Obama
Posted on 11/13/2012 2:11:43 PM PST by Mozilla
The message got the attention of the Secret Service and her employer, Cold Stone Creamery. She was promptly fired and the company spent much of Thursday responding to angry tweets about the womans post, FOX40 reports.
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.
Helms had deleted her post and deactivated her Facebook account, but the damage was done. What may be even more disturbing than her post, is the fact that she initially didnt appear to be remorseful at all.
I dont understand what I did wrong, she told FOX40.
However, she later admitted that what she said was wrong. Helms also argued that she is not a racist and said she doesnt really want Obama to be assassinated because, after all, he does have two kids.
I think I was just really upset, and (the post) just kind of came out, Helms said.
How did her employer get involved though?
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All the Coldstone Creamery stores I have seen have just a few employees on duty at one time and are basically in the public view.
I would also have to let her go no matter what my politics, as I would surely let someone go that did the ‘same’ inre an “R” candidate.
Of course the ACLU would be at my doorstep etc if it were a “D” supporter dissing an “R” and Jessie and his boyz would be picketing my store if a ‘canned employee’ were of a particular persuasion etc etc etc .....
Probably figure the SS would interview at ‘work’ so as to get maximum effect....
Um, Facebook private??? Really???
FBI will be raiding her house and seizing property in 4...3...2...
I can’t believe she was stupid enough to put this on the internet.
She could have made a movie about him getting assassinated, and that would have been okay, in fact praised.
She could have put a likeness of his head on a pike in an award winning cable network’s video presentation.
How dare she! I am offended...
I do think the “N” word was over the top, certainly not illegal. She didn’t advocate for the assassination. She didn’t ever state it would be a good idea.
She pondered an event that might or might no take place.
The “N” word is used by some people constantly, and it’s not considered racist at all.
These double, triple, quadruple standard situations really do need to end.
Whoa - stupid AND guilty.
Was she arrested?
As I said, nothing's private.
I don’t care what she called him. She can call him every name in the book, for all I care. Good for her. He’s a worthless POS.
It’s never permanently gone...
That is a good quote. Where is it from?
Doctor Zhivago, although obviously I substituted “America” for “Russia.”
So sorry Denise. Now, if it was between 2001-2009 and you said the same about GWBush, you’d have gotten a promotion.
Have to disagree. That word is loaded with centuries of hatred. The way blacks use it is completely different. It should be avoided by any non-black person with a shred of humanity.
Well, she should be able to say whatever she wants to say. And, as long as there is no government reprisal, then the First Amendment still stands.
Of course, she's a complete moron for thinking she could put it on Facebook and not suffer consequences. And, I suspect, she couldn't explain the First Amendment if she even knows it exists.
Of course. Lying is like breathing to the left.
Disgusting??? Why? I'll bet that many African Americans (all Blacks don't come from Africa) have called Obama a nigger. Now this is an actual word. It's NOT the “N” word. Negro was used as the official name for their “race” for most many, many years. In textbooks and in the common language. Nigger, was a slang word for Negro. It was used in the common language at least through the fifties. Somehow it has become verbal Kryptonite. I say screw the word police.
As far as the other part goes, I wouldn't cry either, as I believe Obama is “Evil”
We must stand up for free speech in this country. If we don't, we will lose it forever.
Amen. Why does this word hold so much power? Because the radical, marxist RACIST LEFT gave power to it. When the dirtbag lowlifes like sharpton, “king” malik shabazz, “reverend” wright, et al, are held to the same standard as we are, then I might give a rats ass.
Oh, please, don’t try to sell that stuff to me. The way blacks use it is “different”, LOL? It’s the same WORD. You might be willing to fall in line with politically correct demands of overlooking black behavior while condemning the same from whites, but I reject double standards.
A “shred of humanity”.....please, spare me the dramatics. Besides, if the n-word is so loaded with hatred, shouldn’t you be rushing off to the black community to preach to THEM about using it?
I do not think that freedom of speech necessarily means protecting one's job from the repercussions of saying something that offends people nor protects one's Facebook account from the repercussions of using foul language.
And yes, the "N" word used in the context that she used it was obnoxiously foul language, whatever its origin, and whatever is fair usage in different social contexts. And it seems reasonable for both a company and a site like Facebook to be able to ban or fire people for being obnoxious.
Now if it came to actually putting her in jail for using the "N" word, that would be violating her freedom of speech. On the other hand, if the Secret Service really had cause to believe she was serious about the other stuff, then she could reasonably be in trouble for that. God willing though, she was not serious about it....but its still quite obnoxious to talk like that...and YES I know the left does it all the time. So lets do the right thing, and call this girl down on it, and then turn to them and call them down on it as well!