Two West Virginia officials are facing harsh criticism after their racist Facebook posts referring to Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels” went viral.
Clay County Development Corporation Director Pamela Taylor decided it would be a really great idea to flaunt her racism on social media. The post, which spewed racist vitriol at America’s current first lady, has been shared thousands of times.
It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House,” Taylor wrote. “I’m tired of seeing an ape in heels.”
Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling just couldn’t help herself when she saw Taylor’s hatred on display. She just had to tell her racist crony how awesome her bigotry was. “Just made my day Pam,” Whaling commented.
Apparently, these Clay county officials weren’t aware that tossing around racial slurs on Facebook can land you in a very deep pile of sh*t. A petition demanding the women be fired for their blatant racism has been signed by than 3,500 people as of 1:30 on Monday.
Clay Town Councilman Jason Hubbard told reporters that the issue would be addressed at the next council meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday.
So, what does Taylor have to say for herself? Well, it’s a doozy. She swears she really wasn’t trying to be racist when she called the first lady an “ape.” She was only referring to how ugly she thinks Michelle Obama is, not that she’s black. Duh. No racism at all. Honest. Geesh, people. (Insert sarcasm here.)
Taylor said that the Clay County Development Corporation, which is funded by taxpayer money, has already reprimanded her. She added that she is the real victim here. Taylor said that this is really a “hate crime against me.” Because, of course, it is.
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