Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Racist 'Facebook' post about Michelle Obama sparks controversy

Wondering why racism is still at its height . Quite sad that people still find it difficult to love and treat  every one equally not minding their race, colour of skin,religion etc . A racist Facebook post has spaerked fury prompting a commentor to resign her post as a mayor.

The post targeted the first Lady of the US Michelle Obama and  has sparked a furious backlash which saw a West Virginia mayor forced to resign.

The First 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 refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified first lady back in the White House.
"I'm tired of seeing an ape in heels."

Beverly Whaling, Mayor of Clay, responded to the post, saying: "Just made my day Pam."
The post and comments were subsequently deleted but were widely circulated online, sparking a furious backlash.

An online petition calling for the women's ouster drew 150,000 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon.

Whaling handed in her resignation, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported.

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

According to her "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.


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