Scarlett Fakhar, a graduate of Elon University, is out of a job as a television reporter in Houston, Texas after she criticized President Obama and praised President-elect Donald Trump on her personal Facebook page.
Fakhar told the New York Post she was recently canned from her local news gig at Fox in Houston for posting last week that she was “happy and relieved” over Trump’s unexpected White House win.
“Fox 26 Houston fired me today for expressing my conservative views on my private Facebook page,” Fakhar posted on Facebook Thursday. “That is all I will say for you. But I want you to know how much your support has gotten me through this. God bless you all.”
A spokesperson for KRIV confirmed to The New York Post that Fakhar, 25, was no longer with the station, but declined further comment.
Fakhar is originally from Wilmington, Delaware, and graduated from Elon with a degree in broadcast journalism, according to her Facebook page.
The situation seems to be turning even more confrontational, as Fakhar claims Fox 26 attempted to her “fan page” on Facebook taken down.
Fakhar singled out the Houston Chronicle, calling the paper “liberal” and claiming they wrongfully reported that she criticized “African-Americans.” Her original post stated the “number of African Americans killed one another far outweighs the number of them being killed by whites,” a true statement.
“The media has made this a RACE issue when in reality the matter boils down to a difference in political philosophy,” Fakhar wrote Thursday. “As a multiracial person myself, I never have been or never will be racist. I simply stated the fact that the media continues to misrepresent the factual realities that there is NO more white on black crime than there is black on black crime.”