Pamela Taylor (l) called the first lady an "ape in heels."

State Official who Called Michelle Obama 'Ape in heels' Gets Job Back

By Kaitlyn D’Onofrio

The woman who called First Lady Michelle Obama an “ape in heels” on Facebook and subsequently lost her job will return to work later this month, the Charleston-Gazette Mail reported.

Related Story: Michelle Obama ‘Ape in heels,’ say County Director, Mayor

Pamela Taylor served as the director at the Clay County Development Corporation in Clay, a non-profit organization located in West Virginia that is funded by state and federal funds. After the election she posted on Facebook, “It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels.”

Pamela Taylor (l) called the first lady an “ape in heels.”

Taylor was removed from her job after the posting went viral, but the corporation announced that she will be returning to her position on December 23.

The Charleston-Gazette Mail reported that, according to a letter from Leslie McGlothin, the organization’s acting director, to the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, Taylor is currently on suspension but will return to work.

In a letter dated November 14 — around when the post became widespread on social media — Robert Roswall, the state bureau’s commissioner, cautioned the organization that “any discrimination of staff or the customers [they] serve” could cost it its funding.

At the time, Taylor said the incident had become a “hate crime against me.” She had been working on a lawsuit against the people who were slandering her. New reports have not indicated the status of the lawsuit.

On the original Facebook post, which has since been deleted, Clay County Mayor Beverly Whaling commented and said, “Just made my day, Pam.” Not long after the post became widespread, Whaling resigned as mayor.

Whaling initially reported to The Washington Post that her comment had been misconstrued.

“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!” she said.

Related Story: Obamas Should be Hanged, Says State Official

As the Obamas prepare to exit the White House after eight years, the first lady and president cannot escape racism, particularly over social media. About a week after news of Taylor’s post broke, a Tennessee deputy director resigned after posting disturbing racist and violent messages on his Facebook, including one calling for the deaths of President Barack Obama and the first lady.

David Barber, former deputy director of the Shelby County Corrections Center, wrote numerous hateful posts, including, “The KKK is more American than the illegal president!”

In another post Barber shared an article in which Obama talked about being discriminated against while serving in the White House. The Free Patriot wrote on the post, “Hit LIKE if you’re ready to see this smug loser out of the White House!”

Barber wrote his own comment: “Arrest convict hang and confiscate all assets.”

Read more news @

Latest News

Breathe March in Globe Park, New York, USA - 12 Sep 2020

Cities under attack from the Justice Department; Louisville bracing for the Breonna Taylor murder charge; Twitter reveals its racist side; and More

Justice department attacks three U.S. cities, declaring them anarchist zones — despite most of the protests that took place in each city being peaceful marches in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In a move designed to pull federal funding from New York City, Seattle and Portland, OR, the…

ginsburg, supreme, court

The Lasting Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — Plus the Four Biggest Issues Currently at Stake Following Her Death

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the nation’s highest court for 27 years, passed away Friday, Sept. 18 at the age 87. “As the second woman ever to sit on the highest court in the land, she was a warrior for gender equality — someone who believed…

Abbott Receives CE Mark for Next-Generation Mitraclip Heart Valve Repair Device to Treat Mitral

Originally posted on – CE Mark for MitraClip G4 offers physicians an innovative next-generation system with more options for mitral valve repair using proven clip-based technology – MitraClip is a first-of-its-kind transcatheter mitral valve therapy, now on its fourth generation, improving further on MitraClip’s history as a safe and…

Cox Crews Mobilized to Reconnect Gulf Coast

Originally published on Cox has mobilized its employees with support from outside of the Gulf Coast area to begin assessing damage and restoring service outages caused by Hurricane Sally. In times like this, we understand it is important to stay connected and we want our services to help you…

BASF Invests Into Pyrum as Part of its ChemCyclingTM Project

Originally published on  Pyrolysis oil from waste tires as additional raw material source next to oil from mixed plastic waste Investment will support construction of additional production capacities for pyrolysis oil Milestone in establishing a circular economy for post-consumer plastic waste Pyrolysis oil will partly replace fossil feedstock and…

Sanofi and GSK will Provide up to 300 Million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union

Originally published on Sanofi and GSK will provide up to 300 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union Agreement signed today supports scale-up of manufacturing capabilities in several European countries Vaccine candidate uses Sanofi’s recombinant protein-based technology combined with GSK’s pandemic adjuvant system Sanofi and GSK finalized…