“ape in heels” Mayor in the US resigns over racist comments on Michelle Obama

A racist storm has been kicked on in the US following a racist exchange between a county official and the Mayor of the County.

___5766635___https:______static.pulse.com.gh___webservice___escenic___binary___5766635___2016___11___16___12___melanieanmichelle

The Mayor, Beverly Whaling resigned following the exchange after a meeting. The whole incident kicked off following Donald Trump’s victory and the pending move into the white house by the Trumps.

A county official Pamela Taylor who is a director of the Clay County Development Corp made a Facebook post in which she referred Michelle Obama as an ‘Ape in heels’.

She expressed her joy that finally they will have a “classy, dignified’ First Lady in the white house.

The Mayor responded to the official saying Pamela’s post had made her day. Here is the exchange;

Immediately the post began to be shared pressure mounted demanding the two ladies be relieved off their duties. Several hours after that Pamela Ramsey was immediately fired and she defended herself saying while her comments could be interpreted as racist that was never her intention.

On her part, the Mayor of Clay county Beverly Whaling sent a statement to media outlets saying

"I was referring to my day being made for change in the White House! I am truly sorry for any hard feelings this may have caused! Those who know me know that I'm not in any way racist!"

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Uhuru describes 2022 drought as worst in 40 years

Uhuru describes 2022 drought as worst in 40 years

Man who hung on CS's chopper in Meru committed to Mathari

Man who hung on CS's chopper in Meru committed to Mathari

KNEC to release sample of national exam on July 15

KNEC to release sample of national exam on July 15

53 years after Tom Mboya's death: Interview with Tom Mboya's son

53 years after Tom Mboya's death: Interview with Tom Mboya's son

I was instructed by Moi to guide Uhuru into politics - Kositany

I was instructed by Moi to guide Uhuru into politics - Kositany

Isaac Mwaura claims to know who is funding Wajackoyah's campaign

Isaac Mwaura claims to know who is funding Wajackoyah's campaign

Khalwale ecstatic on welcoming granddaughter, calls her reincarnation of his 1st wife

Khalwale ecstatic on welcoming granddaughter, calls her reincarnation of his 1st wife

I will look for a country abroad to hide if Ruto wins - Sifuna

I will look for a country abroad to hide if Ruto wins - Sifuna

Bahati humiliated by Azimio politicians during their Nairobi rally

Bahati humiliated by Azimio politicians during their Nairobi rally