Jane Allen, a teacher’s aide at Chestatee Elementary in Gainesville, Atlanta, has been fired after her Facebook posts repeatedly calling Michelle Obama a “gorilla.”
In her recent post, she said:
“This poor Gorilla. How is she going to function in the real world, by not having all of her luxurious vacations paid for anymore.”
On 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 now been removed. Social media users said that her repeated posts about the First Lady were racist. The outcry ultimately led to a response from her bosses, who fired her yesterday.