Michelle Obama’s behind is in the news, once again.
This time, Alabama high school football coach Bob Grisham has been suspended for 10 days after ranting against Michelle Obama’s mission to get lower-calorie lunches into schools. Part of that rant included Grisham saying: “fat butt Michelle Obama” is behind the strategy for 600-calorie lunches. He went on to say that Michelle Obama is overweight herself.
Unfortunately for Grisham, his comments were recorded and passed on to a Times Daily reporter. He also made several disparaging remarks about homosexuals in the recorded comments or, as he called them repeatedly, “queers.”
When Grisham apologized, saying he “misspoke,” he joined a list of other white men who have been forced to take back their words after commenting on Michelle Obama’s bottom, writes The Washington Post‘s Krissah Thompson.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has called her Michelle “My Butt” Obama for speaking about nutrition, and Wisconsin Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner had to apologize for commenting on Michelle Obama’s “large posterior.”
“We have a history in this country of white people not showing adequate respect for and devaluing the bodies of black women, and this most definitely falls in line with that,” Ayana Byrd, co-editor of the anthology Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips and Other Parts, told The Washington Post.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013