A Kentucky woman was apparently quite upset that Donald Trump was set to be inaugurated, so she sent out a sinister tweet about the president-elect, and it really wasn’t the smartest move she’s ever made.
Heather Lowrey is a Louisville resident, and the Tuesday before Trump’s inauguration she sent out a tweet wondering if someone would be “kind enough” to assassinate him as she reflected on the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The tweet read:
“If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate.”
The irony of someone saying to “be kind” and “lovetrumpshate” while calling for the assassination of a man over his political beliefs aside, Lowrey ended up learning a tough lesson about threatening someone under Secret Service protection, WAVE-TV reported. Someone took a screenshot of the now-deleted tweet, and the series of events that followed ended up being Lowrey’s worst nightmare.
Social media users spread Lowrey’s tweet like wildfire, alerting everyone from her four employers to the Secret Service about her threats to the then-president-elect. Shortly after, her social media accounts were taken down, but that didn’t stop Secret Service agents from paying her a little visit, and things went downhill from there.
After being notified of Lowrey’s call to kill an incoming president, one-by-one her employers gave her the ax. It started with Va Va Vixens, Louisville’s biggest and “most popular burlesque and variety troupe,” and ended after she lost her contract with a talent agency, the Courier-Journal reported.
“Please, know that we, at Va Va Vixens, do not condone the behavior of Heather Lowrey,” the statement from the dance troupe read. “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.”
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One of Lowrey’s former employers, American Income Life – Travis Moody Offices Kentucky-Indiana, posted a statement on its Facebook page Wednesday.
“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,” the statement said. “We have a zero tolerance policy and would never condone this behavior.”
Another of Lowrey’s employers, Heyman Talent Agency, posted a nearly identical statement Friday on Twitter: “Heather Lowrey is no longer contracted with the Heyman Talent Agency. Our company does not share the same views, nor opinions as Heather Lowrey. We would never condone this behavior and have zero tolerance for hatred and negativity.”
Lastly, the Elizabeth Monarch group, which partners with Keller Williams Realty, terminated its relationship with Lowrey over her anti-Trump tweet, which the company said “The Elizabeth Monarch Group, its agents, and its staff do not share the same views.”