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Ice cream store worker fired after posting racial slur about Obama on Facebook

A California woman has been fired from her job as an ice cream store manager after she referred to President Barack Obama with a racial slur on Facebook and wrote “maybe he will get assassinated.”

Denise Helms, 22, of Turlock, posted the Facebook statement on Tuesday night after Obama won re-election to a second term. The post referred to the president using the N word. “Maybe he will get assassinated this term..!!” Helms wrote, according to the Modesto Bee

Helms later deleted the post after negative reaction to it began circulating on social media.


In an interview with FOX40 News on Thursday, Helms wasn’t apologetic about what she posted and maintained she is not a racist.

“The assassination part is kind of harsh,” Helms told FOX40. “I’m not saying I’d 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 worked at the Cold Stone Creamery franchise store in Turlock.

The national Cold Stone Creamery chain tweeted Thursday night that Helms "is no longer w/ the company."

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On Friday, Chris Kegle, director of the Turlock Cold Stone Creamery store, said he was shocked by Helms’ post.

"We found her comments to be very disgusting, and they do not reflect our opinions here," Kegle told the Bee. "We never saw anything from her at work like those comments."

A Secret Service agent in the Sacramento office said the agency would look into Helms’ comments.

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