Officials FIRED  for racist Facebook post which described Michelle Obama as an ‘Ape in heels’

 

Clay County Development Corporation director Pamela Ramsey Taylor described Michelle Obama as an ‘ape’ after Trump was elected
She said she was looking forward to having a ‘classy, dignified’ First Lady
Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling responded: ‘Just made my day Pam’
Posts were swiftly deleted and the West Virginia officials have apologized
But thousands have called for the pair to be fired over ‘racist, vile’ posts

A West Virginia mayor and local executive are facing mounting pressure to resign over a racist post about Michelle Obama.

‘It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels,’ wrote Clay County Development Corporation director Pamela Ramsey Taylor shortly after Donald Trump was elected as president.

Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling responded: ‘Just made my day Pam.’

Clay County Development Corporation director Pamela Ramsey Taylor and Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling are facing mounting pressure to resign over a racist post about Michelle Obama.

‘It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels,’ wrote Taylor

The post was deleted but not before it was shared hundreds of times on social media. Taylor has also suspended her Facebook account.

The two women have since apologized for their remarks.

‘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!

‘Again, I would like to apologize for this getting out of hand!’

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