Official sacked over racist 'ape in heels' Facebook post about Michelle Obama

Official sacked over racist 'ape in heels' Facebook post about Michelle Obama
Published: 2016 November 15 19:41:45 (6889 Views)
American officials are facing pressure to resign after calling Michelle Obama an 'ape in heels'.

In a racist Facebook post that has since been deleted, Pamela Ramsey Taylor – the Development Corporation Director for Clay County in West Virginia – compared the First Lady to 'classy, beautiful' Melania Trump.

'It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House,' she wrote, referring to Melania – the wife of President-elect Donald Trump. 'I'm tired of seeing a Ape (sic.) in heels.'

Responding in the comments, the county's mayor Beverly Whaling wrote: 'Just made my day Pam.'

By the time the post was deleted, it had already been shared hundreds of times online – and screenshot many more times.



Michelle, was a successful lawyer with degrees from Ivy League universities Princeton and Harvard and Taylor's racist post sparked a huge backlash leading to a petition calling for the two officials to be sacked.

Both of the officials' Facebook pages have now been removed, and the two women have issued apologies.

'My comment was not intended to be racist at all,' Whaling said in a statement to the Washington Post.

'I was referring to my day being made for change in the White House! I am truly sorry for any hard feeling this may have caused!

'Those who know me know that I'm not of any way racist (sic.)! Again, I would like to apologise for this getting out of hand!'

Taylor also reportedly released a statement of apology on her Facebook page before it was suspended.



Source - Metro

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