Charlottesville, Virginia Mayor Nikuyah Walker sparked outrage on Wednesday after posting a graphic, sexually charged poem on Facebook comparing her own city to a rapist.
“Charlottesville: The beautiful-ugly it is,” Walker wrote on her Facebook post. “It rapes you, comforts you in its c—-stained sheets and tells you to keep its secrets.”
“Charlottesville is void of a moral compass. It’s as if good ole [Thomas Jefferson] is still cleverly using his whip to whip the current inhabitants into submissiveness,” she added.
Facebook removed the post for violating its community standards, but later the mayor, who was first elected in 2017, reposted an edited version that outlines how the city “lynched you,” “hung the noose at city hall,” and is “void of a moral compass.”
The Charlottesville mayor posted a follow-up on her Facebook page, with a picture of a mug emblazoned with the words “my art doesn’t understand you either.”
Twitter users were outraged by Walker’s use of a rape analogy to describe her city.
According to The Daily Mail, one Twitter user wrote: ‘If you want to be a poet, go be a poet.
“As the elected Mayor of a well known city that is in need of leadership, healing, inclusiveness & unity, posting this on social media is a terrible call and does NOTHING to address the needs/ issues in your city. At all.”