Gary Casper, an executive with Tennessee based company, Transcard, has been fired after posting a meme showing President Barack Obama with a noose around his neck.
On May 17, Transcard said during a statement on their Facebook page that the worker who made the post had been fired. The handout read:
The views reflected in posts made by individuals don’t reflect the views or values of Transcard. This issue is being handled consistent with company policy.
The individual of recent concern is not any longer employed with the corporate .
Thank you for your concern.
Transcard may be a technology information company based in Chattanooga. The company’s president Chris Fuller told The Chattanooga Times press ,
“As soon as Transcard realized that an employee was utilizing social media to interact in political speech, it took immediate action to terminate its relationship with such person.”
The meme showed President Barack Obama with a noose around his neck. The caption on the image says, “Pay Per View.” U.S. law states that threatening the lifetime of a former president or the previous president’s immediate family may be a crime and may end in a 5-year prison sentence.
WOW… Gary Casper, VP at TRANSCARD in CHATTANOOGA gets caught with images of OBAMA IN A NOOSE and immediately deletes his social media accounts… 👇🏽🚨🚨
(H/t @notcapnamerica) pic.twitter.com/GPDtalEtFq
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) May 17, 2020
At the time of writing, Casper’s Facebook page had been removed. Screenshots from Casper’s profile that are shared on Twitter show Casper mentioned himself as a vice chairman at Transcard.
Casper says thereon profile that he previously worked at US Xpress. Casper says that he studied at Dalton State College in Dalton, Georgia.
According to Transcard’s official website, the company’s goal “is to bring you the newest in payment innovation as we continually interact with financial institutions, technology partners, industry thought leaders, networks and other payment facilitators.”