Cold Stone Creamery employee Denise Helms was fired from her job in Turlock, California, this week, after she called President Obama “the n*gger" on her Facebook page and wrote “maybe he will get assassinated this term...!!”
The Twitter account for Cold Stone Creamery wrote on Thursday: “The employee is no longer w/the company. We were as shocked as you were by her outrageous & completely unacceptable comments,” reports KTLA-TV (video below).
Making a legitimate threat against the president is a felony crime, but Helms has not been charged yet.
Helms told Fox 40 that she’s not a racist: “I think I was just really upset, and it just kind of came out."
However, she added that an Obama assassination wouldn’t be “something I would be upset about.”