UPDATE

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama that a local West Virginia official posted on Facebook (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

The town recorder in Clay, West Virginia, says the mayor has resigned following her response to a racist post on Facebook about first lady Michelle Obama.

Joe Coleman said Tuesday that Mayor Beverly Whaling’s resignation is effective immediately.

Whaling earlier apologized for her response to a post made by Clay County Development Corp. director Pamela Ramsey Taylor after Republican Donald Trump’s election as president. Taylor’s post 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.”

Whaling responded: “Just made my day Pam.”

Whaling said earlier she isn’t racist. Taylor hasn’t returned a call seeking comment.

11:15 a.m.

The mayor of a West Virginia town has issued an apology for her response to a racist post on Facebook about first lady Michelle Obama.

Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling says her comment wasn’t intended to be racist.

Clay County Development Corp. director Pamela Ramsey Taylor made the post following Republican Donald Trump’s election as president, saying: “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.”

Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling responded: “Just made my day Pam.”

Whaling said in a statement sent to news media that she was referencing the change in the White House. She says she isn’t racist.

Taylor did not return a call seeking comment.

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8:20 a.m.

A local West Virginia official said she has been placed on leave after she made a racist post on Facebook about first lady Michelle Obama.

Clay County Development Corp. director Pamela Ramsey Taylor made the post following Republican Donald Trump’s election as president, saying: “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.”

Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling responded: “Just made my day Pam.”

Taylor told WCHS-TV on Monday night that she was put on leave.

Clay’s town council planned to discuss the issue at a previously scheduled meeting Tuesday evening.

The post, first reported by WSAZ-TV, has caused a backlash and prompted calls for Taylor and Mayor Whaling to be fired. The post was shared hundreds of times on social media before it was deleted. The Facebook pages of Taylor and Whaling couldn’t be found Monday.

The director of a West Virginia development group and a mayor are under fire after their racist exchange about first lady Michelle Obama caused a backlash and prompted calls on social media for both women to be fired, reports The Associated Press.

After Donald Trump’s election as president, Clay County Development Corp. director Pamela Ramsey Taylor posted: “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.”

Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling responded: “Just made my day Pam.”

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Pamela Ramsey Taylor

A petition was promptly launched to have both women fired from their jobs. Nearly 2,000 signatures had been added as of Sunday night.

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Whaling has since apologized, claiming her “made my day” comment was referring to “the change in the White House,” and not FLOTUS:

I would like to apologize for any unintentional harm caused by my comment. My comment was not intended to be racist at all. I was referring to my day being made for the change in the White House! I am truly sorry for any hard feeling this may have caused! Those who know me, know that I am not in any way racist! Again, I would like to apologize for this getting out of hand!

Taylor’s post, first reported by WSAZ-TV, was later deleted and replaced with an apology…but not before it was shared hundreds of times on social media.

Taylor has since deleted her entire Facebook page and is now claiming that the backlash and death threats leveled against her since posting the racist message has made her the victim of a hate crime.

Via WSAZ:

Taylor says she has been reprimanded at her job and is unsure whether she will be able to keep her position. She was also on Clay County’s pageant festival committee but tells WSAZ she does not hold any leadership positions in pageantry.

Taylor says she is working with her attorney to file a lawsuit against individual(s) who have slandered her.

She says she is sorry for everything that has happened but says she now believes the situation has turned into a “hate crime against me.”

Taylor says both she and her children have received death threats.

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75 thoughts on “Mayor Resigns For Response To Racist FLOTUS Post

  1. Your comment was a hate crime, and now you’re claiming hate. Put your kids in arms way, because of your stupidity! Grow up. And have u ever looked in the mirror? Just asking!

  2. Angela Johnson on said:

    Wow, how could you say such a thing, that is so disrespectful to our first lady Mrs.Michelle Obama. A beautiful, caring, intelligent, first lady. I could compare the new first lady but that would make me just as bad as her. Your teaching racism to our future
    We are not born racist it’s taught. And it’s time to teach better. TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS AND SEE HOW YOUR HEARTS FEEL.

  3. john jay on said:

    White kids should sue their parents; for imposing racism on a young impressionable mind should be against the law. For who would choose to have such a mindset? This just goes to show that teaching a child racism and bigotry is not only perfect curse so that they get, upset, fearful, angry, agitated, invisible every time they encounter or hear about blacks. And also works like a time-bomb that will one day cause them to say, or do something that will cost them their career, life, or freedom .

  4. Michele J Penney. on said:

    Playing a victim after you got ousted for bad behaviour is a typical respnse for mental health issues. That’s me being polite. Claiming to be a victim aftet being outed for racist behaviour….Typical White response! Either way, it’s just as well you hold no position of influence or power.

  5. Daniell Amerson on said:

    Yes, some white people out there feel like they can say anything and get away with it. And then have the nerve to think that an apology suppose to make it all better. This is not the 1950’s and ’60 anymore. They will get called out.

  6. “Because We’re Beautiful” Excerpt
    -By Dram’Ma

    “M-S-M-B,
    Our Nation’s First Family
    Michelle, Sasha, Malia, Barack
    You are Beautiful.”
    “Everybody else can see
    Except for people who look like
    You and me.
    God made us this way naturally
    And we’re beautiful.”
    “Alek, Djimon, and Iman
    Never put the bronzer on
    That’s the nature of the skin they’re in
    And it’s Beautiful!”
    “M -S -M-B
    Our nation’s First Family
    Michelle, Sasha, Malia, Barack
    You are BEAUTIFUL!!”

  7. White People have lost their mind. They think they can say anything. Trump wife wish she had the class and respect and Grace that the First Lady has! Look up Trump wife past ! It’s not Pretty!

  8. Mr Peter Johnson, it seems like every time I try to tell you one fact that you are missing, 99.9% of white children are not taken care of by their mothers, They are looked after by nannies, aka women of color.

  9. The the prejudice pig needs to shut the f up. She looks more like an animal than Michelle Obama. She can’t touch Michelle Obama. I know they can’t wait to get away from all those racists mofos.

    • I don’t understand the animosity toward these two women. What have they done to anyone to deserve to be called vile names? Be married to men who ran for, and won the presidency? What harm have they caused to anyone? Ape? Hoe? Shameful and embarrassing.

  10. FUCK’EM, AND THATS AS REAL AS I CAN EXPRESS IT.PEOPLE ACTTING LIKE THIS CRAP IS NEW,NO BRUH SAME OLD SHIT JUST A DIFERENT TIME THATS ALL.BUTONE THING THEY FORGET WE HAVE TASTED THE WATER AND IT TAST GOOD!!!!!!!!!

  11. First of all, I’m sure our First Lady Michelle Obama has better grammar than say “a Ape” which is not proper English, it’s “an Ape” and for someone to be so demeaning is beside me. First Lady Michelle and President Obama have been nothing but a class act in the White House. Those rednecks “Taylor” and “Whaling” need to learn to respect those with a much better breed of upbringing than their own. They should be fired and no one should hire such racist bitches!

  12. Tiara J on said:

    Satan’s seeds are deep rooted in this nation. Pay attention and look at all the hatred, bigotry, corruption and disrespect! Mostly by so called adults that were raised to be this way and don’t seem to be intelligent enough to correct themselves for the better. And most of them have the audacity to continue the cycle by pro-creating and forcing it on their children. Smh Please fix it Jesus.

  13. Michael Williams on said:

    Poor, poor old Peter. You took a break from masturbating to your favorite teen blondes porn site. Lol. I can almost guarantee that for one, you have no family or friends. Probably look like the troll you are. No women will ever notice you. Just a bitter old white guy who’s mad because he’s not Black. I can tell you want to be black. For one you’re on blackamericaweb.com. You want to stay informed on Black society. So you go back and forth all day from this site to your porn sites. You probably got 2 or 3 computers hooked up at the same time. Lol. Well ill let you get back to your masturbation session. Black is beautiful isn’t it. You know it is Peter.

  14. Whiteboy,you people are so funny. Remember all of that when you people laid in the sun or go to a tanning place or get lips injection and booty implant. Who in hell want to look like you people. And please don’t get caught in the rain, you skink. Go kick rocks redneck.

  15. This just horrible. This country is going to continued to be divided. This president elect is a awful person and will reap what he sow. Now this will be a terrible four years in this country. This women spewed hatred but yet she is not a racist. Your views, hatred and your willingness to post nasty comments on FaceBook has you jobless and you caused your own self to be labeled. Noone knew who you were until you decided to be ignorant. I have no sympathy for you at all.

  16. Evelyn Lockhart on said:

    Commenting on Robert is futile. It’s like talking to one of Trumps deplorable. Not worth any decent human beings time.

  17. Gwendolyn on said:

    Why is it that when people are caught doing or saying something that is wrong and people call them out or respond they say they are the victim?

  18. hahaahah subhuman beasts! men of color. gorillas with big lips, low iq’s, prone to violence, subhuman beasts hadn’t even invented the wheel when we found u beasts. ahhaahhaahhaahahhaahah

    • Claudia Horsford on said:

      Peter read a history book and u will learn how the white man has stolen from everyone… Please shut the F up forever. Thank u

    • Michael Williams on said:

      Poor, poor old Peter. You took a break from masturbating to your favorite teen blondes porn site. Lol. I can almost guarantee that for one, you have no family or friends. Probably look like the troll you are. No women will ever notice you. Just a bitter old white guy who’s mad because he’s not Black. I can tell you want to be black. For one you’re on blackamericaweb.com. You want to stay informed on Black society. So you go back and forth all day from this site to your porn sites. You probably got 2 or 3 computers hooked up at the same time. Lol. Well ill let you get back to your masturbation session. Black is beautiful isn’t it. You know it is Peter.

  19. It’s so sad how ignorant people are . Supposed to be elected officials to stupid to know that with social media everything you say comes back on you. None cares what you think of Mrs obsmas looks we know you one of the many haters who will reap what you sow. Just plain ignorant to ignorant to know you’re saying racist things.

  20. Ms. Kim on said:

    I LOVE BO AND MO OBAMA 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT OLE WITCH LOOKING BITCH! BEAT IT, AND BY THAT I MEAN BEAT THAT FACE. IDIOT

  21. Robert Walker on said:

    Don’t RESPOND TO PETER JOHNSON he’s just a RACIST TROLL who comes on here TO SPEW HIS VENON AGAIN DON”T RESPOND TO HIM.. HE”S A SAD SACK ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE

  22. As ugly as she was, she shouldn’t have been making any remarks about anybody’s looks. What was she, a gorilla in heels, a baboon. Look in the mirror, honey, you ain’t got nothing on Mrs. Obama.

  23. Nat Hunt on said:

    We all work with people like these women – the racist now have a platform (Trump and the people that surround him) so they feel they can say and do anything to people of color and nothing should happen to them. so they are putting this belief to practice.

  24. It’s no question that blacks are superior the white man only lies and steals things and then takes credit for them because other cultures welcomed them and they stabbed them in their backs robbed raped and pillaged all throughout western civilization even to this day if blacks were anywhere near the way they try to depict us you would all be dead

  25. She now wants to claim she is the target of racist hate crimes. This person is too funny. She needs to lose her damn job and be forced out on the streets. This will serve her right. I guess seizing a naked immigrant with her hand in her vagina is classy or the other nude photos that immigrant has posed for? What a waste

  26. It’s nothing new you will always have prejudice and racist cowards who diss respect and try to miss treat people of color you can’t even compare this crackhead it broke down dirty Barbie doll looking bitch to Michelle Obama and look at the fat nasty looking bitch who wrote the comment these people are always going to be this way they are all cowards like Peter Johnson hiding in the shadows imagine how they try to treat people of color in their work environment they try to put all of us under the same umbrella that they’ve made up to try and make themselves feel better

    • To our subject now……..Are whites superior to blacks?
      My political “correct” answer :
      1. Whites head to head with blacks (rest races excluded) dominate and win over 90% of sports at the Summer Olympics (major sports such as Tennis, Soccer, Golf etc and minor sports like long distance running for example included) and nearly 100% of the medals in the Winter Olympics. The gap between the two races in Extreme sports, Auto and Motor Sports etc is unmatched as well. All these are facts, now if you want to doubt or deny them to feel better, then go ahead.
      2. Scientifically, militarily, technologically, politically, economically and so on, whites have conquered (multiple times) the world, have colonized, have invented pretty much everything we use, have produced the greatest warriors in the battle field, the greatest generals, the greatest empires, went to the space, went to the moon, explored and conquered the oceans, the highest mountains, builds the greatest monuments and buildings, produces the greatest mathematicians, philosophers, explorers, scientists, astronauts, doctors, lawyers, actors, models, singers, music groups, painters, composers and so many more million things.
      It’s no secret that the western civilization that every subhuman from Africa wants to be part of (by having a position in white societies and a white OBESE woman as a trophy) is a creature of the white man!
      3. Looks wise, the white human is by far the most desirable and diverse worldwide, has the biggest variety in hair texture, in colour of the eyes, in colour of the hair, the most beautiful features (that black women ala Tyra Banks, Beyonce etc take nose jobs to have a “white” nose) and so on. The vast majority (95% plus) of models, beauty queens in Universal pageants, sexy symbols even in Jewish dominated fields as Hollywood and so on have been traditionally white .
      4. Fashion wise that blacks funnily claim to be imitated from white boys……….Who designed jeans? Pants? Jackets? Hats? What’s the race of giants of the field such as Dior, Chanel, Calvin Clein, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and 99% of them pretty much? How dare you to make such claims when your people’s fashion has been leaf covers son and all you do systematically is copying our culture, style and fashion?
      5. Inventions and contributions to society……..Do you really want me to go there now with you? A simple example, white man invented boats, trains, spaceships, sonars, planes, electricity, computers etc while the black man’s greatest invention is peanut butter…….You do the math son!
      6. Manhood, bravery, ambition etc the white man has no match there too. He has achieved what rest races don’t even dare to think and usually out of jealousy and envy say “Look what the crazy white man does” simply because they wish they could do and achieve all the white man has achieved, but they know they can’t!
      I will go one step further and I am afraid that this claim of mine will be against my ideology and the whole Jewish propaganda of porn, but check even in the porn industry, how 95% of the male performers, award winners etc are white men with great bodies and HUGE “heart” if you know what I mean………Where are all these “gifted” black men? Again even in that field, you are the slightest minority! John Holmes is considered to this day the “longest and harder” ever……..even that myth surrounding your race is ALL FALSE!
      My NON political correct answer :
      After all I said, you will probably come back either with a verbal insult, or even worse if we spoke face to face, you would try physical violence against me, in which case I would dominate you.
      ” The white man stole this from us, we had the greatest empires named UCHO KUCHO and Zandia Keylia, the white man enslaved us and he’s the reason we are in such position today blah blah ”
      My answer would be simple as that……….Mother nature teaches us that the bigger, smarter, more capable and stronger fish eats the small, dumb, weak, pathetic one. You should know such rule, since you use the name of Darwin, who was one of the men who believed in such theory with a passion………all I am trying to say is, by crying out loud how white man did this or that to you, how he conquered your land, enslaved you and so on, all you do really is verifying the basic rule of nature
      Bottom line, the black man was conquered, enslaved and dominated from his white boss for a reason, if the black man could, he would do the same or even worse in my opinion and if you make a historical research you will find out that various African tribes tried plenty of times to conquer and enslave Ancient Greece, Italy, Spain, Malta and more.
      To close this, when I see a black man crying for what happened in the past or making questions of the kind you just made, all I see is black men with hidden anger, frustration and extreme jealousy, simply because your ancestors failed to be as dominant as our ancestors……….You can’t be all about “peace, diversity and equality” but the vast majority of your inferior kind celebrating openly with joy and pleasure the so called upcoming extinction of the white race …….That proves to me what I already know, that all your kind (and the Jews of course) truly is, is a bunch of cowards who want domination and power, but are not willing to fight and conquer it with glory just like whites usually do and will do again one day.
      Have a nice rest of the day sir!

      • Peterdemise! on said:

        says the guy with african heritage in his blood….damn lil petey stop making this sooooo easy…..I think it’s about time we let all the readers on BAW know who exactly you are!! Even though you try to mask your ip address….I know who you are!

  27. Things will never change there are a lot of prejudice and racist cowards out there who hide in their circles like peter Johnson that try to put all black people under one umbrella they’re idiots and like I said cowards you can’t even compare that crackhead broke down dirty Barbie doll looking bitch to Michelle Obama now they want to apologize got their jobs on the line imagine her attitude at work when dealing with people of color

    • says the black panther racist who supports terrorist organizations like BLM who scream death threats at white people and police officers. you wanna see a racist look in the mirror blackboy!

      • But you white subhuman beasts get lip injection, butt implants let’s not forget how your dumb asses laid in the sun or pay at a tanning place. Everything we have you talking about nose job. You are a fucking joke.

    • The sad part about it is that you reallly believe what your wrote. I live in WV. I’m black, wealthy and extremely business savvy. I own (not rent or paying mortgage) my lavish home. I drive two expensive cars. While you’re getting up and working your ass off, I’m in bed having my first cup of coffee that my white maid is bringing me. I have an all white staff attending to my cooking, cleaninf, maintenance and lawn service. Why, because they needed a job that paid well. So all this superior thinking that you have. Not quite true because when it comes to putting food on your table, you will do just about anything to make sure you can do that. Even working for a black, well to do woman like me. Lmao

  28. There has been way too much HATE spewed at our beautiful FLOTUS during the past seven and a half years. However, through it all, Michelle Obama has kept her poise and dignity.

    White folks are simply JEALLOUS of the Obamas!!!!!!!
    They could never dig up any dirt on either of them-therefore, no SCANDALS.

    As for these two UGLY cows-they both should be FIRED!!!!!!!
    Social media can be both a blessing and a curse–these two POS found that out the hard way!!!!!!!!

    Nothing but POOR WHITE West Virginia TRASH!!!!!!!!!!

  29. leadjustone on said:

    Stop posting ignorant, racist comments on face book, and you won’t have to worry about threats (if indeed there were any) against you or your puppies.

  30. Willie Perry on said:

    Sorry public figures should be aware and reminded they are there to serve the public. Her comments were unfounded and Bigoted. You should have given some thought before you made the comment. You expressed [just how] you felt! You are [Fired]!! you made the bed- now suffer the consequences- Find another job somewhere else.

  31. Notmypresidrent on said:

    That bitch isn’t sorry fore saying that. She’s sorry alright. This nut got the nerve to talk about Michele like she’s done prize herself. Have she looked in the mirror with her rascit ass? I’m sick of these white trashy bitches talking about Michele Obama. The plagerist bitch who’s replacing her cant even speak English. She look like she’s a fish out of water. She’s nothing but a plastic looking stiff ugly bitch

      • Cynthia Riddle on said:

        Why the hate Peter Johnson. I feel it coming through my computer screen while I am reading your comments. It is extremely sad that you REALLY think the white race is superior. ALL that the white race has, has been through thievery, manipulation, deceit, and control over others. Sure White people are credit with finding things and inventing things, because they stole them from the Indians, African Americans, Spaniards, etc. They claimed many things as their own. The kept people of color out of the armed forces, and other things to make themselves look better. WHITE MEN ARE INSECURE. And, they raped every race of woman they could get their hands on. White men are the reason why there are so many mixed races and different shades of color. They were extremely attracted to women other than their own, so much so that they even took/stole that a woman’s most precocious gem. What a pity. The white race has hundreds and hundreds of years of education over the black race, because the white man was so insecure that they kept education from people of color. Additionally, look at all of your white women who absolutely LOVE our black, strong, well built (and might I add well endowed) men. They can’t get enough of them. So, my friend, you can’t compare the two when you (white men) have done EVERYTHING to give themselves the upper hand. When you cheat, of course you win. Head to head…you can’t stand next to a man of color and win, your ancestors knew it and truthfully, deep down, you know it too, thus your long rant on why YOU believe the white race is superior! I wish you God’s love!!!

      • “Well endowed”? All of their white women absolutely “LOVE our black, strong, well built men?” Seriously? Way to perpetuate the old Mandingo stereotype. Not all black men are well built and well endowed, and not all white women want to be with them. The truth is, no human is superior to another. You wish him/her “God’s love”? Yeah right.

    • u subhuman beasts have the lowest iq of any race! Fact 13 percent population yet over 50 percent violent crime. fact i can go on and on blackboy but why you truly are subhuman beasts!

      • Michelle on said:

        But white people account for 70% of the population and 89% of the crimes. Your other comments are just pulled out your butt. Stop looking on one side of the spectrum your stupidity is showing. Poor little pete pete. Somebody butt hurt. Was it a black man that stole your women, job, maybe he repo’d your car, cause all this energy and reseach you put in to TRY to make brown people look bad, smh!. You would be a fantastic city sewer repair man. We need good people to make sure our shit is going to the right places. Did you know, pete pete, that the more hate you spew the stronger we get, the more fight we have to overcome this type crazy. I just wanna thank you personnally, pete pete, for energizing the beautiful, brown people.

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