Tuesday, November 15, 2016

West Virginia Mayor Resigns After Racist Facebook Post About Michelle Obama

Clay County Mayor Beverly Whaling who faced backlash after agreeing with a racist comment about Michelle Obama on Facebook has resigned. The racist comment refereed to our elegant, intelligent, and classy First Lady Michelle Obama as an "ape in heels".

The Clay Town Council accepted Mayor Beverly Whaling’s resignation in a meeting late Tuesday afternoon and said it would act quickly to name a replacement for the remaining three years of her term.

Council member Jason Hubbard issued a brief statement condemning the “horrific” post and said “racial intolerance isn’t what this community is about.” He apologized on behalf of the town to anyone who is offended, including Michelle Obama.

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