A town mayor came under fire for calling the First Lady ‘ape in heels’

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 30: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama joins with Sesame Street's Elmo (L) and Rosalita (R) for an announcement on a new initiative aimed at promoting healthier nutrition for school children Ocotber 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. During the event the first lady announced that Sesame Street's characters will join with the Partnership for a Healthier America in a two-year agreement to promote greater fresh fruit and vegetable consumption by children. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The original message was posted by Pamela Ramsey Taylor, who runs a not for profit group in Clay County. Addressing to the current First Lady Michelle Obama, the woman wrote: “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.”

But despite the small populations, respectively, the tweet caught the eye of many on the internet after local station WSAZ3 reported on the message. Within days, nearly a hundred thousand people had signed a petition to make the scandalous mayor leave Some are already reporting that Taylor has already been sacked for the offensive message.

But she told WSAZ3 that she realised her post could be “interpreted as racist, but in no way was intended to be”. She said she was rating the first lady and upcoming first lady by attractiveness, and that it had no bearing on race. She is already preparing a slander lawsuit. A statement from Mayor Whaling said: “My comment was not intended to be racist at all”. She apologised for the comment “getting out of hand.” “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 of any way racist!” she added.

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