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Georgia: School employee fired for calling Michelle Obama 'a poor gorilla'

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Published Oct 5, 2016, 9:57 am IST
Updated Oct 5, 2016, 9:58 am IST
How is she going to function in the real world, by not having all of her luxurious vacations paid for anymore?, wrote Allen.
US First Lady Michelle Obama (Photo: AP)
 US First Lady Michelle Obama (Photo: AP)

Atlanta: Officials with a Georgia school district say an employee has been fired after she described first lady Michelle Obama as a gorilla on Facebook.

Forsyth County Schools said in a statement that elementary school paraprofessional Jane Wood Allen was fired Monday. The statement says "racism and discrimination are not tolerated" in the school district.

 

District spokeswoman Jennifer Caracciolo confirmed Monday that the decision to fire Allen was made after officials learned of the Facebook postings.

"This poor Gorilla. How is she going to function in the real world, by not having all of her luxurious vacations paid for anymore? She needs to focus on getting a total makeover (especially the hair) instead of planning vacations. She is a disgrace to America!," Allen wrote on her Facebook wall.

She further wrote , "I admire a gorilla more that I admire her. (Wait I forgot, she is a gorilla)! She is the worst example of a First Lady ever! (Oh sorry, I meant gorilla not First Lady)!"

No one answered the phone Monday at a number listed for Allen. The number wasn't set up to allow voicemail messages.

News media outlets first reported the posts last week during the district's fall break.

Allen's Facebook page was no longer visible Monday.

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