Turlock Woman Loses Job over Facebook Post

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A woman who made a post, using a racial slur and referencing assassination, about President Obama on Facebook has been fired from her job.

Cold Stone Creamery spent much of Thursday responding to angry tweets about the woman’s post.

“This employee is no longer w/the (sic) company & her disgraceful and completely unacceptable comments do not reflect our views,” one such tweet read.

Denise Helms had already removed her post and has since deactivated her Facebook account.

In and interview with FOX40 News Thursday, she said that what she posted was wrong. She also maintained that she is not a racist.

“I think I was just really upset, and (the post) just kind of came out,” Helms said.

Since initially speaking with FOX40 Wednesday evening, the story has inspired a strong and emotional reaction from both sides of the issue.

Bayside of South Sacramento’s Bishop Sherwood Carthen said that while race is a touchy subject, it needs to be discussed.

“In America, we want to believe that we’ve healed the race issue. We haven’t touched it. So, we’ve got to do something about it,” Bishop Carthen told FOX40. “Unfortunately, we don’t like seeing it, we don’t want to hear about it but it still exists and we’ve got to be willing to confront it.”


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