A lot of people have expressed their opposition to the current President of the United States, but a few are facing serious consequences for their speech.
A Kentucky woman has been fired from her job as a burlesque dancer and has reportedly been questioned by the Secret Service after posting a since-deleted tweet suggesting that someone might assassinate President Donald Trump.
— Dean Meek (@TeaPartyNevada) January 22, 2017
Heather Lowrey’s anti-Trump message was screen-grabbed on Twitter before she deactivated her account. It read:
If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate.
The Va Va Vixens burlesque group, where Lowrey was employed until recently, published a statement that Lowrey had been terminated as a result of her tweet:
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.
The Travis Moody Agency also announced that they had severed ties with Lowrey, citing a “zero tolerance policy.”
Lowrey has had a bad few days, but she’s in good company. Madonna also came under fire for comments she made in an anti-Trump speech at the Women’s March in Washington on Saturday. She later clarified her comments in an Instagram post, insisting that she did not intend to incite violence.