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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

West Virginia mayor resigns after racist Michelle Obama Facebook post

The mayor of Clay, West Virginia, Mayor Beverly Whaling , who left a comment on a Facebook post has resigned and another county official is out following their exchange over a racist Facebook post that compared first lady Michelle Obama to an "ape in heels." Read here.

The county employee, Pamela Taylor, who worked as director of the Clay County Development Corporation has since been suspended.

After Pam wrote:
"It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House. I'm tired of seeing a (sic) Ape in heels,"
Mayor Beverly Whaling commented on the post saying: "Just made my day Pam," according to a screengrab obtained by CNN affiliate WSJZ

Clay County Commissioner Greg Fitzwater confirmed to CNN that Whaling has since resigned, but that he did not know if Taylor was terminated or if she resigned her post because she no longer worked for the county.
The Clay Town Council accepted Mayor Beverly Whaling's resignation in a meeting late Tuesday afternoon and said it would act quickly to name a replacement for the remaining three years of her term.

Whaling early Tuesday, issued a written apology to news media outlets saying her comment wasn't intended to be racist. She said:
"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 in any way racist!"


Source: CNN/AP

29 comments:

charles obaze said...

That's good

livingstone chibuike said...

I wonder wat dis pretty lady did to dem

Uju Phil said...

Nonsense....

Ohiren's Zone said...

Racism and racists will never cease in America.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Better! Linda take note!

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Na wa


...merited happiness

Esther Norah said...

It shows dat she was indeed guilty. I still worry cos dis racism tin is a strong hold dat will change humanity if nt handled well

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

How does anyone even feel comfortable calling someone an ape? Lord!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Racist

7B9B611E said...

Serves her right. Thats where she will end her career. While the ape on heels will still be going places. Shows the white pig is nothing but a fool. Engr Emy

Anonymous said...

Yeah yeah. After the social media madness they always receive common sense. Next Abeg

Anonymous said...

Is it the ape mentioned that made the statement racist? So if she had used a cow instead of an ape, would it still be considered racist? We blacks have subconsciously accepted that we look like apes and that's not the white man's fault. To me, the statement is insulting, but not racist.

Reign said...

Lol. Who nor know go know.

Vivian Reginalds said...

gd 4 dem
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

HRM Paull said...

No mind dem. Now dey have a retired Ashewo an madman racist in. White house

Anonymous said...

Pure white or red are racists...
Don't blame them.It is well

Anonymous said...

Pure white or red are racists...
Don't blame them.It is well

Anonymous said...

Who approves????&why

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Stupid comments. Good she resigned.

Odibe Blessing said...

Hmmmmmmm

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

bad nonsense

Paul Ocheke said...

Trump is here, blacks better be warned... Double your hustle

Iphie Abraham said...

Good for her an save your explanation to yourself










Lib addict#just passing#

Alloy Chikezie said...

Was sacked, not resigned.

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Anonymous said...

This goes to show you that race bigotry is really entrenched in American culture - no matter who you are or what position you occupy.
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Anonymous said...

Resigned my foot. She was let go.

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Chizzy Liz said...

**********************Omo cee iti akwu denial...... Denial ndi ejero school...... Who she deyy follow yan dat one..... Minors??????? Akuko..... Even a deaf man knws u were reffering to post itself az making ur day...... Na d ape in heels sweet u pass....... Ndi eriri eri

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