Woman who made racist slur against Michelle Obama has been reinstated

You might remember reading last month about a woman who called Michelle Obama “an ape in heels” on Facebook? Many

You might remember reading last month about a woman who called Michelle Obama “an ape in heels” on Facebook?

Many of you were disgusted by her comments and called on her to be sacked.

You’d think that a racist comment against the First Lady would be enough to get you fired?

Read more: Social media post about Michelle Obama causes outrage

Well, despite her comments, it looks like Pamela Ramsey Taylor is heading back to her job next week.

It turns out, the director of the Clay County Development Corp was only suspended from her job – not fired.

We’re so used to hearing about people who have been fired over something they’ve said on Facebook, it happens all the time.

In fact, it happened just last week the actress who played Cindy Brady on the Brady Bunch.

Read more: Brady Bunch actress under fire over slur against gay actor

So, why hasn’t Taylor been fired?

According to a letter from The Clay Country Development Corp’s acting director, published in the Charleston Gazette Mail, Taylor is returning to next week.

She’s being reinstated because her ‘ape in heels’ comment was “made outside of the agency on a personal social media post on personal time”.


“It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I’m tired of seeing an ape in heels,” Taylor wrote in the post after the election, that was later deleted.

Apparently, according to reports in the Sydney Morning Herald, Taylor is vowing to sue people who have “slandered her”.

She’s also described the response from people across the world as a “hate crime against me.

Her fate is different to the mayor of a nearby town, Beverly Whaling, who was forced to resign after commenting on Taylor’s post.

An online petition signed by almost 200,000 signatures called for both women to resign.

What do you think about this? Should Pamela Ramsey Taylor have been fired over her comments?

  1. Patricia  

    I think Pamela Ramsey Taylor should have been fired as a deterrent to others to racially abuse people but I am also disgusted the Starts at 60 chose to illustrate this story with the particular picture of Michelle Obama you have chosen. It is like is is illustrating this awful slur. Shame.

  2. Joan Marshall  

    This woman should have been sacked from her job to teach her a lesson. Obviously this woman has not grown up she reminds me of a school girl where they taunt and bully other girls. Looks are concentrated on so much never taking in to consideration the qualities people have to offer. How very sad!!

  3. Pamela  

    Why is the word ‘ape’ considered racist.

    What does it have to do with the race of a person.

    I know a number of people, mainly white, whom I could happily call ‘apes’, but that would have more to do with character than colour.

  4. l dont know what Ramsay classes as a class act but Michelle Obama to most of the world was all class & so was her Hubby, no scandals what so ever

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