MEMPHIS TN (IFS) -- Elizabeth Lauten, you are such a "Big mouth", and we take it that your education that you received was very marginal. I suggest that you ask for your money back, because you are an embarrassment to your colleagues and the people you work for. I know that you will make a very bad mother to your pour children, God forbid if you have any. Your apology belongs in a scene from Saturday Night Live. -KHS
Ms. Lauten's Apology - NOT Excepted.
Nine hours after her initial post, Lauten had a change of heart or, more likely, her boss called and flipped on her, or she was tired of getting cursed out on social media. In any case, she removed the initial post and apologized, also via Facebook:
I wanted to take a moment and apologize for a post I made on Facebook earlier today, judging Sasha and Malia Obama at the annual White House turkey pardoning ceremony.
… I reacted to an article and quickly judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager. After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents and re-reading my words online, I can see more clearly how hurtful my words were. Please know that these judgmental feelings truly have no pace in my heart. Furthermore, I’d like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you I have) from this experience.
It reeked of a bootleg Olivia Pope fix. The scandal was not “handled.”
“People need to learn to take a moment and think before speaking/typing,” wrote Instagram commenter “pattijolie.” “Once your words and thoughts have been put out there, the damage is done. She should know better being in her position. Her post was callus and hateful… Apology NOT accepted.”
By 11 p.m. she had made her page private.
I wonder if she’ll have a job come Monday.
(Editor's note: An earlier version of this article said that Lauten had deleted the apology from her Facebook page.)