A Colorado doctor is in hot water this week after writing a Facebook post about Michelle Obama that liberals say was racist.
The New York Daily News reported that Denver Health Medical Center doctor Michelle Herren posted an ugly photo of Michelle along with the caption, “Doesn’t seem to be speaking too eloquently here, thank god we can’t hear her!”
When another user tried to defend Michelle, Herren replied, “Harvard??? That’s a place for “entitled” folks said all the liberals!”
The doctor then called the first lady a “monkey.”
“Monkey face and poor ebonic English!!! There! I feel better and am still not racist!!! Just calling it like it is!” Herren added.
JoAnn Nieto, who is Facebook friends with Herren, sent the post to the media. She said the situation is especially sad since Herren serves as a Denver Health doctor to a large minority population.
“What is she doing trolling the internet?” Nieto told reporters on Wednesday. “Does she even have time to do that?”
“It’s absolutely outrageous and ludicrous. It’s unprofessional,” Nieto said, who also complained to the CU Board of Regents. “She’s unapologetic.”
Herren has since removed the comment and deleted her Facebook page. She told KMGH-TV that her comment was “taken out of context” and that she did not realize the “monkey face” reference was racist.
“Until further notice, Michelle Herren, MD, will not be seeing patients or providing anesthesia services at Denver Health Medical Center,” Denver Health spokesperson, Kelli Christensen, said in a statement to the News.
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