Kansas woman loses job over military comment posted on Facebook

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MANHATTAN, Kansas– Meagan May from Manhattan thought her post on Facebook would stay private, but instead it spread across the web and went viral.

We first told you about the story Thursday night.

May updated her Facebook status saying in part, “I will not thank those who choose to go kill themselves in battle. Get a life and a real job.”

She went on to add, “stop demanding military discounts everywhere you go.”

May sat down with the media Friday afternoon sharing her side of the story.

She argues that she didn’t do anything wrong and that she was just exercising her first amendment rights.

May says, her family has been receiving a number of death threats over the post and that she didn’t think it would have gone this far.

She works at a movie theater to provide for her family, but word of the Facebook post reached her boss, costing her a job.

“Apparently I made people so mad which we do live in a military town and we get a lot of military business at the theater,” said May. “When everyone starting attacking me with all of these altercations, like you hate America; I just let them think what they want to think.”

May said, “I didn’t feel the need to defend myself to people I didn’t know.”

May says she still stands by her post despite the backlash.

She’s hoping to find a new job so she can provide for her husband and baby.

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