Facebook Obama Slur: Woman Gets Fired for Racial Slur

A woman from Turlock, Calif., was fired from her job after posting a racial slur about President Barack Obama on her Facebook. An investigation also began for possible threat to the re-elected president.

Denise Helms made the controversial post Tuesday night, immediately after Obama was determined the winner of the presidential election against Mitt Romney. Helms wrote on her Facebook: "Another 4 years of the ****** maybe he will get assassinated this term..!!"

The 22-year-old was fired from her job at Cold Stone Creamery and the Secret Service is looking into her comments.

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Helms told Sacramento's Fox 40 that she 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," Helms told the local news station.

She also defended herself in a follow-up post on her Facebook page (which has been deactivated), saying she is neither racist nor crazy. "just simply stating my opinion.!!!" she wrote.

Cold Stone Creamery, a national ice cream chain, announced on Twitter Thursday that Helms' comments were "outrageous," "disgraceful," and "completely unacceptable" and that she is "no longer with the company."

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