Gary Casper, the vice president for a Tennessee-based information technology company has reportedly been fired from his job after being identified as the person who posted a racist meme showing Barack Obama with a noose around his neck and suggesting he wanted to see a pay-per-view lynching of the former President, the Times Free Press reports.
Screenshots of Casper’s apparent posting were widely shared on social media. Casper’s Facebook page was taken down or made unsearchable, according to the news outlet.
The social media firestorm prompted Transcard, a software company based in Chatanooga, to fire Casper over the offensive content, Times Free Press reports.
The company said that “views reflected in posts made by individuals do not reflect the views or values of Transcard.”
“The individual of recent concern is no longer employed with the company,” the statement noted.
Social media accounts belonging to Casper and other executives at Transcard were said to have been recently deleted.
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