Update: Several hours after this story was posted, the owner fired the employee who was responsible. Click here for the update.
A stuffed doll depicting President Obama was spotted hanging from a noose inside a truck for a Brighton-based moving and storage company.
The photo, which began circulating on social media Friday evening, shows a doll of the president in a blue suit hanging from a noose behind the front seats of a truck belonging to Taylor Moving & Storage.
The southeast Michigan company serves Howell, Milford, South Lyon, Farmington and other suburban Detroit communities.
The photo provoked outrage on Twitter and Facebook.
“The saddest thing is people think we have come so far,” read one Facebook post. “You better know without a great education (Whitney Houston said it best) We have Nothing.”
Yes, I’m putting Taylor Moving and Storage on blast for this horrific display of racism and… http://t.co/RiJvfI2LPg
— Crystal P. (@CrystalPisCrazy) May 9, 2014
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.