The director of a West Virginia development group and a mayor are facing backlash after a Facebook post described first lady Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels.”
The original post came from Clay County Development Corporation director Pamela Taylor in response to Donald Trump’s presidential win last week.
“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,” Ms. Taylor wrote.
Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling then responded to the post, writing, “Just made my day Pam.”
Ms. Taylor deleted her post and both women issued apologies on Facebook. Neither of their pages could be found on the social networking site on Monday.