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Facebook comments investigated; Fla. firefighter speaks out

Questions of racism probed; firefighter denies allegations

By WSVN TV-7 News

HIALEAH, Fla. — A firefighter who sparked controversy with posts on his Facebook page is now under investigation and speaking out.

Ten-year veteran Hialeah firefighter Eric Johnson is under investigation by his department for postings on his personal Facebook page. The postings have sparked controversy and have some people questioning if Johnson is a racist. "Absolutely not," he said in response. "I'm married to a Cuban. My best friend is an African-American. Anything else?"

One of the posts in question is a photo of a man riding a scooter with a goat and the caption: "Only in Hialeah. LOL." "Wasn't that hilarious or what?" Johnson said when asked about the photo. "I don't really necessarily see why people would be offended. It's a picture. It's in good humor. You have the option of coming on my page and looking at it or not."

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