A high school teacher from Arkansas was forced to resign this week after he called Michelle Obama a “chimp” in a Facebook post.
New York Daily News reported that Trent Bennett was a science teacher in Malvern, Arkansas before he referred to the first lady as, “Michelle Obummer… America’s First Chimp.” When someone challenged him for saying this, Bennett responded, “Just good to see that nasty chimp and her spider monkey husband gone for good.”
The Malvern School District held an emergency meeting on Thursday, and they voted 6-0 to accept his resignation. Bennett sent a letter to media outlets in which he apologized for his “disrespectful and offensive” comments.
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“I am aware of the impact this has had, and though I negate that I have ever conducted myself in a less than professional manner in regard to my students, I have resigned my teaching position at Malvern High School,” he wrote.
Bennett added that he has removed his social media pages to prevent any “future issues.”
The teacher resigned after the NAACP called for students and parents to boycott Malvern High School sporting events until he was fired. Do you think he should have resigned? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.