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Remember that West Virginia official who lost her job for posting on social media that First Lady Michelle Obama was an ‘ape in heels?’ Well apparently, she’s getting her job back.

According to The Hill, on Saturday it was announed that Pamela Taylor, the director of the Clay County Development Corporation, will be reinstated on December 23. Taylor was given her pink slip last month when she wrote on Facebook: 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.

Taylor’s racist post also cost the local mayor her job: Former Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling resigned after commenting that Taylor’s post “just made my day,” The Hill noted. Taylor’s post sparked public outrage and online petitions forcing the women—who are both white—to publicly apologize.

My comment was not intended to be racist at all,” Whaling said in November via a statement. “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! Those who know me know that I’m not of any way racist!

Prior to Taylor’s apology, she claimed that the backlash against her as a “hate crime against me.”

This isn’t the first time Taylor has been under fire. According to The Charleston Gazette-Mail, since heading the non-profit agency, she has been sued twice by employees for wrongful termination.


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