Michelle Obama’s Butt Bashed in Coach's Vicious, Racist Rant

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Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama has a big butt. That’s not a statement for shock value—it’s apparently a confirmed fact. 

It’s surely made enough headlines of its own since it’s been in the White House, which has elevated it to the upper echelons of celebrity backsides along with the ones carted around by Beyonce, J. Lo, and Kim Kardashian. She’s not a superhuman Superbowl super-performer or a pop music singin’ American Idol defector, or even a reality show starlet slash famous rapper baby mama. But she’s got a rump that gets people talkin’. 
The latest to stumble into Mo (and Mo’) Public Booty Hate is Bob Grisham, head football coach and psychology teacher at Lauderdale County High School in Rogersville, Ala. He launched into a mini-rant about his displeasure over the First Lady’s physique, calling her “fat butt Michelle Obama.” Then he added that he hates queers and doesn’t like to be around them. 

Homeboy was on a roll. Somebody probably should’ve handed him a seat.

The debacle unfolded as part of Grisham’s commentary about the federal government’s involvement in local issues, particularly Mrs. Obama’s mission to promote low-calorie lunches for students. (The audacity of that heffa!) Somehow that conversation deteriorated into a very un-PC rant, caught on audio by a student who naturally had a cell phone recorder handy and recognized the magnitude of the coach’s comments. When will people learn?

Grisham: Like those lunches. You get 600-calorie lunches—you know who's behind that?

Different voice: Michelle Obama

Grisham: Fat butt Michelle Obama

[Giggling in background]

Grisham: Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She's overweight.

Different voice: Big fat gorilla


Grisham: I'm serious. Y'all, our country is, is, is going in the wrong direction.

Different voice: It's going straight to hell.

Grisham: Things won't get better until there's a change in some areas and stuff. And you know what his platform was? Change… Y'all can get pissed off at me or not. You can go tell the principal, you can call the superintendent and tell her. I don't believe in queers, I don't like queers. I don't … I don't hate them as a person but what they do is wrong, it's an abomination against God. I don't like being around queers.
Following this eloquence, you know the drill: he’s since “regretted” his comments, apologizes for them, blah blah blah, at least about the First Lady (not so sure about the LGBT community).

If you remember, Wisconsin Republican Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner also swallowed his foot after he cracked some dry jokes about Mrs. Obama’s “large posterior” (ignoring, of course, the one that sits on his own backside). Heartthrob Rush Limbaugh has called her Michelle “My Butt” Obama on more than one occasion, too. Crass as they are, they represent the longstanding love/hate relationship with black women's beauty and the impossible physical standards imposed on all women, even by men who look like they haven’t done a crunch since the Carter administration.

The school board has suspended Grisham for 10 days and more disciplinary action may be waiting in the wings for the outed gay-bashing, Michelle Obama booty critic. He’s a juicy morsel of jerkiness indeed, but since he’s not the first to express these kinds of comments, he most definitely won’t be the last. Funny because Michelle could actually buy and sell his ass if she wanted to.

What’s your best ever comeback for a disparaging comment about your body?

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miche... micheledo

I missed something in your article apparently. What is racist?? Rude, yes. Racist? I am clueless. (Sure the gorilla comment, but that wasn't the coach according to this blog)

JennJ... JennJenn616

I agree with micheledo, what was racist about his comment?  And to top it off, everyone is entitled to their opinion about homosexuality, should he have used "queer" probably not.  Are  we not allowed to talk about things we don't like these days? Are we not entitled to have our opinions about people and things?  Again, I'm not for any type of racial/homophobic slurs, but that's his opinion and his right to say it.  Also, I find it sad that you can't have a conversation these days without fear of it being recorded.


Heather Jaramillo Arnold

Thank you micheledo and JennJenn616!  Apparently I missed the part where his comments were racist.... I'm not black but I certainly have a big ass... Point it out and I'll call you rude, not racist... Call  me a fat butt Mexican then yeah that's racist... Good grief, can't people say anything anymore without being accused of being a racist.. SMDH...

tbruc... tbrucemom

What he said about Mrs. Obama was not racist as others have noted (they were rude). However, I have to agree about her (actually the federal government) being involved in local school lunch programs. Doesn't have anything to do with her physique (she's got great arms!), I just don't think the fed should be involved in local issues either. As far as the "queer" comment, again very rude, but he has a right to think that way.

nonmember avatar Zuzax

As the low life straight guys would say, "The bigger the cushion, the better the pushin'."

nonmember avatar Lavet

If you are not black I could understand why you wouldn't understand why it's a racist remark. Black women have always been taunted by other races regarding our posteriors. Even today, I still hear white people making nasty racist comments regarding our bodies. Mrs. Obama is not overweight, she is actually very toned. She just has a black women's backside and always will. I'm a black woman and because I am thin and have a smaller build, I have actually been told how "lucky" I am not to have one if those big black ghetto booties. It was a nasty racist comment and a disgrace that the First Lady is discussed in such a disrespectful manner.

Caera Caera

Another idiot trying desperately to play the race card.

Calling Michelle's butt fat might've been rude, despite the fact that it's true, but it's not racist.

She's got ugly eyebrows. Not racist.

Her teeth look fake. Not racist.

Her bowl-cut bangs do nothing to hide that butt-ugly face. Not racist.

She's got a huge ass, and it doesn't look good on her. Not racist.

Jean Nie

The board members who made a big deal out of this need to be fired! The constitution gives him the right to say what he wants. So what if he thinks her butt is big. Obama is stupid what else is new?!

nonmember avatar Deborah

it was indeed racist commentary. What makes it worse in my opinion is that this man is a teacher but he is a bully, albeit a "good Christian" one <>. He sat there and permitted his students to make racist rude comments about another person without calling them up on it. If we cannot see how wrong the whole situation was, then I truly despair for America. He deserves much stronger punishment than what was meted out to him.

nikol... nikolita87

I think he could've taken the high road with his opinion and maybe tried to come across more professionally about his concern for our country. But I do not see the racism in what he said and I am so tired of people calling Republicans and other people who disapprove of the Obamas as racists. The word gets thrown around SO much that it is starting to desensitize the meaning.

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