A Louisville woman is facing serious repercussions after a tweet about assassinating President-Elect Donald Trump.
Heather Lowrey tweeted the following message screen capped on Twitter: “If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate.”
The tweet immediately set off a social media firestorm. Internet commenters alerted Lowrey’s employers of the tweet. Her social media accounts have since been deactivated but the consequences of the tweet are in full effect.
Several of Lowrey’s employers have announced their decision to fire her after the tweet, including the Va Va Vixens burlesque group, which released the following statement: “Please, know that we, at Va Va Vixens, do not condone the behavior of Heather Lowrey. She was dismissed the moment we were informed of this incident. We have a zero tolerance policy for such. It’s no secret that we are in the midst of a divided nation. With so much hate and anger in the world, our hope is to be a sanctuary that welcomes all walks of life with open arms. We do not condone hate by any party and will not partake in it. We in no way support negative behavior or malicious intent from anyone.”
Also, American Income Life – Travis Moody Office, Kentucky-Indiana posted the following statement to its Facebook page: “Heather Lowrey is no longer contracted with the Travis Moody Agency. The Travis Moody Agency, its agents and its staff do not share the same views, nor opinions as Heather Lowrey. We have a zero tolerance policy and would never condone this behavior.”
Lowrey’s former employer, The Elizabeth Monarch group, part of Keller Williams Realty, also released a statement: “Heather Lowery is no longer employed at the Elizabeth Monarch Group. She has not worked at this company for over 10 months. The Elizabeth Monarch Group, its agents, and its staff do not share the same views.”