W.Va. Official Who Lost Job over Racist Michelle Obama Remark Quietly Reinstated
The West Virginia official who called Michelle Obama an “ape in heels” has been quietly reinstated to her job.
The Hill reports:
Pamela Taylor, director of the Clay County Development Corp., was fired in early November after she said “It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels.”
The Charleston Gazette-Mail filed a records request, uncovering that The Clay County Development Corp would reinstate Taylor on Dec. 23.
The post also cost the local mayor her job. Former Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling resigned after commenting that Taylor’s post “just made my day.”
The post was a source of public outrage, with nearly 1,500 people demanding the resignations of both via a petition. The two have since made public apologies.
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