The first lady of the USA, Michelle Obama, has been referred to as an “Ape in heels” by two US officials.
The backlash from the public has led to Ramsey Taylor being removed from her job with the Clay County Development Corp. She told reporters that she was sorry for everything that has happened, but says she now believes the situation has turned into a “hate crime against me.”
Beverly Whaling issued an apology to The Washington Post, however calls for her to resign have continued. “My comment was not intended to be racist at all, 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!” she said.
The protests against both women was also taken to Twitter
— Mary Quigley (@excugoaway) November 14, 2016
— Michele Hatchard (@Jayssajayne) November 15, 2016
— Jim Parker (@JParkerSD46) November 14, 2016