A racist Facebook post about Michelle Obama has sparked a furious backlash which has seen a West Virginia mayor been forced to resign.TheFirst Lady was branded an”ape in heels” in a vile social media post comparing her to president-elect Donald Trump’s wife Melania.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.She wrote: “It will be refreshingto have a classy, beautiful, dignified first lady back in the White House.”I’m tired of seeing an ape in heels.”.
Before she could delete it from her Facebook page, more than 150million viewers had already seen it and had demanded for her resignation.
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.
It is discovered that Clay is a town of some 500 people about 25 miles northeast of state capital Charleston.It has no African American residents, according to the 2010 census.In Clay County as a whole, more than 98% of its 9,000 residents are white, the BBC reported.