UC-Boulder Professor Defends Vile Facebook Post About Michelle Obama By Claiming ‘Monkey Face’ Isn’t Racist
Pictured: Michelle Herren. Pediatric anesthesiologist and assistant professor at CU’s School of Medicine.
When you think of a pediatric anesthesiologist, what comes to mind? A sweet woman who bakes cookies for her neighbors and leaves positive Yelp reviews and gives out cartoon band-aids, right? Me too.
But, like in most cases of generalizing, you neglect to include the huge dickface. And that huge dickface is Michelle Herren.
Herren is a Denver Health Medical Center doctor who earns $363,000 a year and has been employed by the hospital since 2007. Welp, not any more. Herren has been put on leave from her job helping children after posting some inflammatory racist jargon on Facebook about Michelle Obama.
It started off innocent-ish, with Herren posting an unflattering photo of Obama accompanied with the comment: “Doesn’t seem to be speaking too eloquently here, thank god we can’t hear her!”
Then, things got a little more aggressive.
Poor ebonic English? Michelle went to Princeton and Harvard Law. I think it’s safe to say she knows words good.
The irony in her comments is that the patients that Herren treats are largely minorities so I give her credit in the ‘actions speak louder than words’ category, but award her zero points on the ‘good judgement’ scale.
Herren told KMGH-TV that her comment was “taken out of context” and that she did not realize the “monkey face” reference was racist. Saying you don’t know “monkey face” is racist is like saying you didn’t know PornHub is a porn site. It says porn in the fucking name, Michelle.
Kelli Christensen, a Denver Health spokesperson said in a statement to the NY Daily News: “Until further notice, Michelle Herren, MD, will not be seeing patients or providing anesthesia services at Denver Health Medical Center.”
Take a lap, Michelle. Actually don’t stop running until I blow the whistle.
[h/t NY Daily News]