Michelle Obama called ape in heels by Facebook user sparks fury causing Mayor to resign

- 11/16/2016
To compare the Trumps to the Obamas is no crime at all. Even airing a nasty opinion or two is nobody's headache.
But one social media user went the extra mile in her comparison, which ended up causing more damage than expected.
Michelle Obama ape in heels
A racist Facebook user called Michelle Obama an ape in heels, sparking furious backlash which led to a West Virginia mayor being forced to resign from office.

The popular First Lady was branded an "ape in heels" in a vile social media post comparing her to president-elect Donald Trump's wife Melania.

In the reactions following the Republican candidate's victory, Facebook user Pamela Ramsey Taylor, from the tiny town of Clay in West Virginia, praised the shift from Obama to Trump.

I wonder what there is to compare—Michelle Obama: Princeton and Harvard educated lawyer,style Icon,orator and role model.

Melanie Trump—College dropout,who saw it fitting to plagiarize Michelle's speech,because she really couldn't put together anything original that was worth hearing.

Back to our Facebook user Pamela;

Here's what she wrote: "It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified first lady back in the White House.
Racist Facebook user calls Michelle ape
"I'm tired of seeing an ape in heels."


But here's how the Mayor got into trouble. Beverly Whaling, Mayor of Clay, responded to the post, saying: "Just made my day Pam."

Too late—gone viral. The post and comments were subsequently deleted but were widely circulated online, sparking a furious backlash.

An online petition calling for the woman's ouster drew 150,000 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon!
She caved in. Whaling handed in her resignation, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported.
Melanie Trump and Michelle Obama
What is it with politicians and social media that makes such a messy combination?

In a statement to The Washington Post, Whaling apologised and said her comment was not intended to be racist.

"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!" she wrote.
Taylor also resigned from her role as a director of Clay County Development Corp, a government-funded nonprofit, on Friday.

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