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A Missouri man was fired after he called watermelon he was eating “Obama fruit.”

Darwin Holly lost his position at TAMKO Building Products after he made what the company believes was a racially offensive statement.

At a company picnic in May Holly was heard saying,

“I’m going to sit down and eat my Obama fruit.”


One of his co-workers took offense to the comment and Holly was fired for violating the company’s racial harassment policy.

Holly recently lost his bid for unemployment benefits in the Missouri Court of Appeals but argued that he was making a political statement by calling the President a “melon head” not a racial stereotype.

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