Helena Duke Bio, Wiki
Helena Duke is an 18-year-old teenager from Massachusetts who outed her mother, Theresa Duke as ‘brainwashed’ on social media for storming the Capitol riot on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Her mother is the white woman seen in a viral video being punched by a black woman in uniform. Reportedly, she claimed that her mother lied to her and told her she was going to visit an out-of-town doctor.
Speaking about her move of outing her mother on social media, she said: “At first I was kind of uneasy about it, but I think it was definitely so hypocritical of her to end up kicking me out of the house for going to peaceful protests because she assumed they’d be violent and then end up going to this, which was obviously a very violent attack on the Capitol — and end up harassing a cop,” she said.
Her mother who worked as a caregiver at UMass Memorial has been fired as per a statement released on Friday, Jan 8th.
UMass Memorial employee was terminated after video surfaced of her in DC joining in an attack on a black woman videoing her and the others the night before the Capitol riot. She also got punched in the nose and was IDed by her own daughter https://t.co/1TGPSxpqeN
— Adam Gaffin (@universalhub) January 9, 2021
Helena Duke Outed her Mom as the woman getting punched in a viral video
Helena Duke took the Internet by storm on January 7th, 2021, after posting a series of tweets and a video of a woman, she claimed was her mother, getting punched in the face during the violent pro-Donald Trump protests in Washington, DC. She wrote the caption: “Hi mom remember the time you told me I shouldn’t go to BLM protests bc they could get violent…this you?”
In the footage, a White woman can be seen trying to grab a Black female officer’s phone, before getting punched right between her eyes. Duke followed up the tweet with another post comparing a picture of the bloody-faced woman in the video with a picture of her mom, saying “for those that don’t believe it’s my mother…”
The first tweet posted by Duke got shared more than 70,000 times. Duke said she only learned that her mom was participating in the violent uprising after seeing footage online.
— Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) January 6, 2021
“She didn’t give me any more information about it, she was very vague… When I found out about the Capitol being stormed, I looked at her location sharing and it had been off for two days, so I assumed at that moment, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, she might actually be there,’” Duke told The Post. “And then the next day, my cousin shared a video of her getting punched in the face… by police after harassing them.”
Duke’s mother is a Former Democrat
Duke’s mother, Theresa Duke, was a former Democrat whose political views changed abruptly about three years ago. Duke claimed that Theresa has been “brainwashed” by the MAGA movement.
“I’m not surprised that these actions occurred or that my mom was involved with it because I think at this point, all she had in her head was that whatever the president tells her is right and is what she will go along with. So I think she had in her mind this was the right thing to do,” she said.
People started praising Helena for her move, as soon as the news made its way to social media. One user said, “Holy sh*t, you “this youd” your mother. @duke_helena you are a goddamn treasure.” While another one said, “Bless you, Helena Duke, for standing up for yourself. Powerful. Proud of your strength.”
Duke’s mother has been Fired from her work
UMass Memorial announced Friday afternoon, Jan 8th that an employee who may have been involved in Wednesday’s siege at the U.S. Capitol was no longer employed with the organization.
UMass Memorial announced Friday morning that it was investigating claims about an employee who was involved in the riot. The healthcare provider said the employee was a “caregiver.”
“Over the past 24 hours we have received numerous expressions of concern through social media regarding a UMass Memorial caregiver who may have been involved in this week’s violent events at the nation’s capital,” UMass said in a tweet Friday evening. “The employee in question is no longer a part of our organization.”