Hmmmm…must be something in that southern racist water!
A Georgia educator has been fired after she posted Facebook posts repeatedly calling Michelle Obama a “gorilla.”
Jane Allen was a teacher’s aide at Chestatee Elementary in Gainesville, northeast of Atlanta, when she posted a conservative news article about the First Lady taking vacations.
Allen wrote, “This poor Gorilla. How is she going to function in the real world, by not having all of her luxurious vacations paid for anymore.”
Next to an August article about Obama being one of the most admired women in the world, Allen said, “I admire a gorilla more that I admire her. (Wait I forgot, she is a gorilla)!”
Her Facebook page has been removed, though her comments were circulated on social media, by users calling them racist and questioning Allen’s ability to teach children.
The outcry ultimately led to a response from her bosses, who said on Monday that Allen had been fired.
“Effective Monday, Oct. 3, Jane Wood Allen has been relieved from duty and is no longer an employee of Forsyth County Schools,” her school district posted on Facebook.
“Racism and discrimination are not tolerated in our school district. We are committed to ongoing staff training on the acceptance of all individuals.”
This is absolutely horrible. If there is any good to be gleaned from this, it is that the internet is forever. Good luck getting another job.
Was the school district right to fire her??
Let is know in the comments below!