In the United States broke the scandal insults the wife of the outgoing President of the country Barack Obama Michelle. The conict in social networks resulted in the dismissal of the mayor of the city of Clay (West Virginia) Beverly Walling, reports AP.
The reason for the scandal was the message posted on Facebook by a friend of the official Director non-profit company city Clay County Development Corp Pamela Taylor. Commenting on the victory in the recent US presidential election Republican Donald trump, she gave a compliment to his wife – former model Melania trump, simultaneously insulting the current first lady Michelle Obama.
“It would be refreshing to have a stylish, beautiful, stately first lady in the White house. I’m tired of seeing monkey in heels,” wrote Taylor. “You just made my day, pam,” commented her message, Waling.
These remarks caused an uproar from other users. Most of them accused the women of being racist and demanded the dismissal of Walling as mayor.
After the scandal of his culprits have deleted your posts, but screenshots were preserved. Monday, November 14, media reported that Waling sent on leave. On Tuesday it became known that the official dismissed. This decision was taken by the city Council.
Council member Jason Hubbard made a brief statement in which he condemned the actions of the official and her friend, calling a published post with an insult to Michelle Obama as “terrible”. He also apologized on behalf of the city in front of everyone that could be impacted by this incident, including the wife of the President.
Waling also apologized for his actions, stating, however, that in her words was not a racist subtext. “I meant that excited about the changes at the White house. I sincerely apologize if my words offended anyone. Those who know me, know that I’m not racist”, – quotes the words of the former gradonacelnika The Daily Mail.