(12/29/2016)
The nonprofit director who called Michelle Obama an 'ape in heels' has lost her job for good

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By Kristine Guerra WASHINGTON POST/ December 27, 2016

The mayor of a tiny West Virginia town has resigned amid outrage over her comment on social media describing first lady Michelle Obama an "ape in heels."

The nonprofit director whose controversial "ape in heels" comment about first lady Michelle Obama propelled a small West Virginia town into an embarrassing national spotlight has been fired from her job.

The decision to fire Pamela Taylor, who was director of the Clay County Development Corp., comes as officials work to keep closer watch on the nonprofit, which uses government funds to provide services to elderly and low-income residents, by placing it under a state agency.

The move was prompted by Taylor's November Facebook post, in which she celebrated incoming first lady Melania Trump, while calling Obama an "ape in heels." Robert Roswall, commissioner for the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, told The Washington Post that the controversy exposed loopholes in how the nonprofit was being run...

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