A teacher aide at at Chestatee Elementary in Gainesville, Georgia has been fired after she shared a Facebook message about Michelle Obama.
In the message, she referred to The First Lady as a “gorilla.”
The incident took place last week when Jane Wood Allen posted a conservative news story about Mrs. Obama, prefacing it with the following words:
“This poor Gorilla. How is she going to function in the real world, by not having her luxurious vacations paid for anymore?
“She needs to focus on getting a total make-over (especially the hair), instead of planning vacations! She is a disgrace to America!”
In a separate Facebook post, alongside an August article about Obama being one of the most admired women in the world, Allen also wrote:
“I admire a gorilla more that I admire her. (Wait I forgot, she is a gorilla)!”
Yes, this woman taught elementary school.
We shudder to think about the kinds of lessons she passed along to her kids there.
Allen’s Facebook page has been removed.
However, her comments were circulated on various forms of social media, with users not arguing about her politics… but about her racist language and her ability to teach children to… well… not be racist.
“If she was a real first lady, she would not have used an abused her title, by thinking she is entitled to go on all the trips that she takes every other day,” Allen had written earlier this summer, adding:
“But most of all, wasted all of our tax payers money. She is the worst example of a First Lady ever (Oh sorry, I meant gorilla not First Lady!)”
On September 4, meanwhile, the disgraced educator made it clear that her racism extends beyond the Obamas.
On that date, she reportedly shared a post titled “Muslims Threaten … If Donald Trump Will Be the President, We Will Leave the U.S.”
Her caption? “Bye! Don’t come back! You have no business in the USA anyway!”
In light of the controversy around all these comments, the Forsythe County School District confirmed Monday afternoon that Allen had been relieved of her duty.
“Racism and discrimination are not tolerated in our school district,” read a statement on Facebook. “We are committed to ongoing staff training on the acceptance of all individuals.”
This is a photo of Jane Wood Allen.
She seems like an awful person.
Let’s hope she realizes just how ignorant she has been, studies up, learns her lessons and eventually apologizes for being such a giant bigot.