You may remember hearing about Pamela Taylor, a nonprofit director in rural West Virginia, who caused quite an uproar a few weeks ago.
After Donald Trump’s election as president, Taylor took to social media to comment on the change in First Ladies, saying “It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House.” She added: “I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels.”
Pictures of Taylor’s post immediately went viral and Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling, who commented on the post with approval ending up resigning in the aftermath.
Several weeks later, a letter by the nonprofit’s acting executive director stated that Taylor would return to her old role, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported.
Now it appears that Taylor has indeed lost her job permanently, after the story caused nonprofit regulators to investigate how the organization was being run.
The Washington Post explains:
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.
The Clay County Development Corp., for instance, is required by contract with the state to have open meetings, to respond to public records requests and to have nondiscrimination policies. The fact that those rules weren’t being followed became apparent after the public outrage over Taylor’s comments.
State officials said they had two options: They could either withdraw government funding or take over the agency. Roswall said they chose the latter.
Karma is a real doozy, isn’t it, Pam?