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Alabama police officer fired for racist Michelle Obama meme

Former Talladega police officer Joel Husk was fired Wednesday for posting a racist meme featuring Michelle Obama on Facebook.

Former Talladega police officer Joel Husk was fired Wednesday for posting a racist meme featuring Michelle Obama on Facebook.

(Chuck Kennedy/The White House)

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 3:25 PM

A police officer in Alabama was fired after posting racist memes on Facebook, including one of First Lady Michelle Obama, officials announced.

The controversial post featured text over a picture of Melania Trump reading, “Fluent in Slovenian, English, French, Serbian, and German.” Below it, the words “Fluent in Ghetto” were laid over a photo of Obama.

The officer, Joel Husk, is a Trump supporter who had worked for the Talladega Police Department for two and a half years, according to media reports.

The controversial post featured photos of Melania Trump and Michelle Obama.

The controversial post featured photos of Melania Trump and Michelle Obama.

(Facebook)

Talladega City Manager Patrick Bryant said that Husk’s memes violated city policy.

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“We will not tolerate that kind of conduct by any employees. We take very seriously our responsibility to treat everyone equally and equitably. We have to make sure we take steps for the community to trust us,” he told Fox affiliate WBRC.

Bryant said that he was “incredibly disappointed and frustrated” about Husk’s social media posts. Other memes included Klansmen with a confederate flag, reading, “The KKK is a hate group right? Isn’tit about time we start being honest in America…and admit that #blacklivesmatter is also a hate group?” the Washington Post reported.

Husk could not be reached for comment Sunday.

Husk’s dismissal came days after a West Virginia mayor lauded a friend’s Facebook post calling Obama an “ape in heels.”

Husk’s dismissal came days after a West Virginia mayor lauded a friend’s Facebook post calling Obama an “ape in heels.”

(Jim Cole/AP)

Husk’s dismissal came days after a West Virginia mayor lauded a friend’s Facebook post calling Obama an “ape in heels.”

Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling has since resigned.

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