In the days leading up to the end of Barack Obama’s presidency much will be said about his legacy or how he will be remembered, only history will tell us the answer to that for sure. But how will Michelle Obama be remembered? Will history be kind to the controversial first lady?
Love her or hate her, Michelle Obama has made her mark on White House history and has gained the reputation of being a woman who does not want to be messed with. She has been known to use all her power and connections to get revenge.
Here are six people who learned about Michelle Obama’s tactics the hard way… and lost their jobs in the process.
1. Michelle Obama Gets Reporter Fired for Comparing Her to an Ape
Rodner Figueroa, an Emmy Award-winning host and presenter, was fired by the Spanish-language network for remarks he made on-air.
In a broadcast, Figueroa said, “Michelle Obama looks like she’s part of the cast of ‘Planet of the Apes.’” Figueroa made the comments as a photo of the first lady was shown on screen.
Figueroa said that his comments were intended as a criticism of an unflattering job done by Obama’s makeup artist.
Figueroa asserted in a statement released Thursday that Univision was contacted by the first lady’s office.
“I was verbally notified that because of a complaint from your office, I was fired,” he said in the statement which was addressed to Mrs. Obama.
2. Michelle Obama Gets Teacher Fired For Comparing her to Gorilla
Jane Wood-Allen, a now former teacher’s aide at Chestatee Elementary School in in Georgia posted the messages to Facebook which have reportedly infuriated Mrs. Obama.
One post said: “This poor Gorilla. How is she going to function in the real world, by not having all of her luxurious vacations paid for anymore? She needs to focus on getting a total make-over (especially the hair), instead of planning vacations! She is a disgrace to America!
After liberals became outraged, The school district issued a statement “We have and will address this issue with the employee on Monday. Racism and discrimination are not tolerated in the Forsyth County Schools.”
However when Monday rolled around, Jane Wood-Allen mysteriously was already no longer employed by the district dubiously after ‘White House’ involvement.
3. Obama Critisism Victim Gets Fired From Bank
June Pridmore, worked for Regions Bank as a senior vice president of loan operations since 2008 according to her linkedin account, however she is no longer with the company, according to the bank.
Pridmore, went after the outgoing President by referring to him as “Barrack Socialist Muslim O’bama”. She then went on to praise President elect Donald Trump saying “He has a beautiful wife, unlike the ugly and embarrassing woman (for lack of a better word), in the White house now.”, and in what some say is in recognition of Trumps financial success and others have claimed as racist: “I prefer a man who can buy Michelle and Barrack and sell them several times over.”
The bank employee posted the comments on her personal Facebook profile.
A bank spokesperson released a statement: “”We appreciate the concerns shared about offensive social media comments that were made through an associate’s personal Facebook account. We want you to know that we share those concerns. Those comments do not reflect our values as a company or the way we do business. The associate is no longer an employee of the company”.
4. Michelle Obama Gets Woman Fired For Calling Her Ugly
Lisa Greenwood took to Twitter after Michelle Obamas speech at the Democratic National Convention and it ended up costing her job.
“Beautiful?? Seriously she is an ugly black b–tch,” Greenwood posted about the First Lady, and that was where it went downhill for the loan officer.
An unnamed source at her former employer asserted that the bank was contacted by the first lady’s office and ultimately Greenwood was fired from her job.
The first lady’s office declined to comment.
5. West Virginia nonprofit director who called Michelle Obama an ape in heels fired from job
Pamela Taylor, who was a West Virginia nonprofit director and who called First Lady Michelle Obama an ape in heels has been fired from her job weeks after she made the comment.
Taylor was fired after officials wanted to watch nonprofit organizations closer by placing it under a state agency. It was also partly prompted due to her November Facebook post. In the post, Taylor celebrated the incoming First Lady Melania Trump then calling Obama an ape in heels.
6. After liking a post that called Michelle Obama an “ape in heels,” a West VA mayor loses job
A West Virginia mayor resigned from her post after many were outraged regarding her comment that a Facebook post calling First Lady Michelle Obama an ape in heels made her day.
The Mayor, Beverly Whaling deleted the post, which was written by Pamela Ramsey Taylor, the director of Clay County Development Corporation, which is a nonprofit organization that provides services to elderly and low-income residents in the area. The post of Taylor reads: “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.” Whaling’s full comment on the post reads: “Just made my day Pam.” After the post, more than 157,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the ousting of the two women.
One of the Town Council members said in a statement that the post was horrific and hat racial intolerance is not what their community is about. He issued an apology in behalf of the town to anyone else offended aside from Obama.