Arkansas teacher calls Michelle Obama ‘First Chimp’ in Facebook post
An Arkansas teacher stirred up controversy over the holidays when he posted on Facebook calling Michelle Obama the 'First Chimp.'
An Arkansas teacher stirred up controversy over the holidays when he posted on Facebook calling Michelle Obama the ‘First Chimp.’
“Michelle Obummer … America’s First Chimp,” Trent Bennett posted.
When confronted about the post, he added, “Just good to see that nasty chimp and her spider monkey husband gone for good,” according to KARK.
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While the Malvern School District is still currently on break for the holidays, they did note in a statement that they had been made aware of the post and said “that was inappropriate, insensitive, and used racially charged rhetoric.”
The school district also said that it was investigating the incident.
“There is no place in an educational system for someone in a public position of authority that is willing to publicly make the comments that you are alleged to have made,” Arkansas State Conference NAACP President Rizelle Aaron said in a letter to Bennett.