Teacher’s Aide Fired After Calling Michelle Obama a ‘Gorilla’ in Racist Facebook Rant


Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama attends the 102nd White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2016. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

A teacher’s aide from Georgia was fired on Monday, October 3, after she called Michelle Obama a “gorilla” on Facebook.

Last week, Jane Wood Allen, who was employed at Chestatee Elementary in Gainesville, posted a conservative news story about the first lady.

“This poor Gorilla. How is she going to function in the real world, by not having her luxurious vacations paid for anymore?” Allen wrote, per a screen grab obtained by the New York Daily News. “She needs to focus on getting a total make-over (especially the hair), instead of planning vacations! She is a disgrace to America!”

Jane Wood Allen and Michelle Obama

In another rant directed at Obama, BET reported that she wrote: “I admire a gorilla more than I admire her.(Wait I forgot, she is a gorilla)! If she was a real first lady, she would not have used an abused her title, by thinking she is entitled to go on all the trips that she takes every other day. But most of all, wasted all of our tax payers money. She is the worst example of a First Lady ever (Oh sorry, I meant gorilla not First Lady!)”

Her hate wasn’t only spewed at Obama. On September 4, the disgraced educator reportedly shared a post, according to the Daily Mail, titled “Muslims Threaten … If Donald Trump Will Be the President, We Will Leave the U.S.” Her caption: “Bye! Don’t come back! You have no business in the USA anyway!”

Jane Wood Allen
Jane Wood Allen, a teacher’s aide from Georgia.

Per Northfulton.com, another article Allen shared was titled “White Woman Gives Birth to Black Baby, Claims a Ghost Impregnated Her.” 

“Ghost is named Tyrrevius Laphonso Mickens,” commented a Facebook friend, to which Allen replied: “Love the name! I am sure that Tyrrevius will be a great father! I sure am glad that Tyrrevius was not in my Kindergarten class. It would have taken the entire year, to teach him how to write his name. He might have learned it, by the end of 5th Grade (I said might!)”

The Forsythe County School District confirmed Monday afternoon that Allen had been relieved of her duty. “Racism and discrimination are not tolerated in our school district,” read a statement on Facebook. “We are committed to ongoing staff training on the acceptance of all individuals.”

When Us Weekly reached out for comment, no one answered the phone at a number listed for Allen.

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