UPenn prof who criticized Sarah Palin's physical appearance bemoans 'invective' on Twitter

Anthea Butler is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and author of “The Gospel According to Sarah: How Sarah Palin’s Tea Party Angels Are Galvanizing the Religious Right.”

Last fall, she argued that anti-Muslim filmmaker Sam Bacile was responsible for attacks on the US embassy in Cairo and, as a result, should be imprisoned.

Last month, she criticized Sarah Palin’s physical appearance:




When it comes to invective, she’s an expert.

  • http://twitter.com/MCHblazer John Difool

    Overweight Auntie Entity up there has no business criticizing someones physical appearance.

  • V the K

    Looks like Lieutenant Uhura stuck her finger in an EPS conduit and then ate Scotty.

    • CatHerder

      Okay, I really did laugh out loud at that. Good one, Maestro!

    • http://twitter.com/MCHblazer John Difool

      Looks like she stuck her head out of the Enterprise window at around Warp 8.

      • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

        First person rejected for assimilation by the Borg

        • Frank Dio

          That is the funniest line in years….I’m still laughing!!

    • Christopher Moser

      True and funny!

      • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ Assclowntroll

        Even funnier, if the government ran the media and online conversation about you, you too could be “undefeated” like Sarah Palin.

    • SpinMeNot

      ok, thanks for that … what was the link for putting a lung back where it belongs? Tugboat? Anyone?

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Yes, Professor. Sarah is a mess and you are FINE,girl!

    Even Obama doesn’t believe it was “the hateful video”, lady.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    “Look at the black calling the kettle ‘pot’.”

    –Archie Bunker

    • rinodino

      You would remember that “one” wouldn’t you? Lol typical

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    Oink vs Daaaaaaamn!

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    “upset on both sides” Translation: “One side is racist the other hasn’t called them racist enough times for me. I hope Jehmu Greene runs in 2016.”

    • bigkahuna9

      Alternate translation..those republican are fighting back and I don’t like losing the debate

  • Billie Slash

    …”on both sides..”. Does she mean the professional hair stylists against the amateurs?

  • Anderson

    I’m always amazed that they can’t see their own hypocrisy. It just never ends.

    • http://www.facebook.com/oliver.green.5203 Oliver Green

      they can see their hypocrisy; they just don’t care.

      • $18912735

        That is my conclusion as well. Liberals/leftists/statists (all the same people, at this point) are perfectly comfortable with hypocrisy. Libertarians and conservatives – are not. And that makes all the difference.

      • Cajun

        Real problem is that if she were to get embarrassed for saying such a stupid thing, how could anyone tell?

      • Christopher Moser


      • beebop1952

        Nope. They think they are automatically correct.

        • http://palinsdirtylittlesecret.blogspot.com/ ShadowGovernmentSeenHere

          Since the truth leaked out about Sarah Palin the site Conservatives4Palin keeps shutting down comments

    • Elke E. Wilhelm

      Anderson, as I already stated, it’s not the invective that really bothers her. It’s the fact that Twitter offers a level playing field for discourse.

      “I think she’s resentful because liberals can’t dominate Twitter like they do the television networks. She has to hear the truth and that’s uncomfortable for her as she sits in her insular ivory tower of her own construct.”

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    @AntheaButler Watch out now, your non-partisanship is showing, You and Maddow should get together, talk about non-partisan stuff, on MSNBC. *sarcasm*

    • SpinMeNot

      Thank you for a mental image that will never go away … :*shiver*:

  • Patrick Dennehy

    Professor of Religious Studies?!?! o.0 – Bless us and save us

    • 56Survivor

      “Black liberation theology” no doubt.

      • SpinMeNot

        Religious and African Studies according to UPenn’s website. She seems to have specialized in a particular subsect of the Pentecostal Church, The Church of God in Christ, founded by in the late 19th century.

        The COGIC is a bastion of black liberation theology.

  • Clayton Grant

    Prof., you obviously have been eating far too many sandwiches. Could she have one of your’s? We’ll call it “sandwich redistribution”.

    • Meulen

      Wait ’til Mrs O puts you on a diet!

    • Christopher Moser

      Exactly what I was thinking!

  • James Hansen

    Professor Crazyhair has spoken.

  • grais

    When listening to someone who’s thin all she can think about is a sandwich? Does that seem juvenile to anyone but me? I wonder if her ‘students’ can only think about low-calorie salad when she’s talking about whatever nonsense she gets paid to talk about.

  • Jack Deth

    Says the woman who looks like an off Broadway Bag Lady.

  • 56Survivor

    Wow! Who knew this “professor” is really a pissed off alley cat? MEOW……HISS, HISS……

  • kateorjane

    Women who carry that many extra pounds really shouldn’t be criticizing others for how thin they are. Is she interested in being told that she’s so fat her students can’t be bothered hearing what she says?

  • Frank Drebin

    Ms. Butler’s so famous they’ve named a street after her.


    Anthea Butler is human trash.

  • ernst1776

    What was the point of any of her tweets?
    These people are crazy!

  • camnpat

    “The Gospel According to Sarah: How Sarah Palin’s Tea Party Angels Are Galvanizing the Religious Right.” What nonsensical stuff is this?! That’s like me writing a book called: “The Koran according to Joe Biden: How Obama’s verbal flourishes polarize Nancy Pelosi’s feminist ghosts in correlating supporters and the Church of Scientology with the traffic to Funny or Die so Jim Carrey can post anti- gun rants to appease any threat from North Korea”.

    What the heck…?!!!

    • [email protected]

      Wait, wait! Don’t tell me how it ends!!! Does Nancy Pelosi leave her husband for Jim Carrey and they have a threesome with Joe Biden while honeymooning in North Korea after catching a basketball game featuring Dennis Rodman??? I knew it!

      • GaryTheBrave

        MINDBLEACH!! STAT!!!

      • camnpat

        Nooo!!! I forgot to include Rodman!!!

        • SpinMeNot

          Ms. McCall, forks please, one in each eye … no need to get Dr. Brackett.

  • Gary Mathis

    Not everyone wants to be a fatass like you. Sorry.

  • bnchy

    She dares to criticize anyone’s appearance with THAT hair…lol

  • BuckTard

    Well compared to THAT behemoth yea, Sarah is VERY thin.

  • http://twitter.com/WOMOBEWO bb

    she brought all this invective on herself.

  • http://twitter.com/WOMOBEWO bb

    Anthea, you r no better than Sarah. Get over it, Bigot!!!

  • harry

    Old Fat ProfB thinks anyone under 200 pounds is too thin….Professor of what religion, she sure is not a Christian with those remarks…..BTW I as an atheist can say what I please about this old fat bag who pretends to know anything about religion…

  • David Gross

    Associate professor? The first three letters are right on.

  • disqus_xP1EfFpQTG

    poor, bloated, depressed, homely old celibate hag!

  • Hellpig

    GOD will judge you to an eternity in hell …enjoy

  • anonymouse

    Is she related to the rent is too damned high guy?

  • kevin Golike

    cant stand healthy people.misery loves company. if this is all she has she needs to shut up and let some one actually comment on the topics.

  • kevin Golike

    again with lame old liberal tactics,if ya cant win the arguement on merit,go for personnel attacks. these people just cannot stay on topic even when their life depends on it. Sarah is beautiful,smart,and well grounded in common sense ,all the things liberals despise!

  • Bud Flowers

    People in fat houses shouldn’t throw sandwhiches!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-L-Reid/1150675293 Steve L Reid

    She is gay and would like to bie her.

  • AZWarrior

    Just another lazy academic with no employable skills. The left’s obsession with Sarah Palin is truly hilarious to watch. Little minds and their little thoughts.

  • Joyce Knutson Sauvageau

    not to be mean…but there is nothing wrong with Sarah Palin controlling her weight…too many think big is beautiful…thats unhealthy…nothing beautiful about it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.wojciechowski Sam Wojciechowski

    How in the world can this person be so ignorant. Sarah Palin like her or not is very pretty. She (Anthea Butler) is not attractive at all and never was. What does being thin have to do with anything anyways? Thats a descreet way of being a hater.

  • Julie Mary

    Ok sasquach!

  • Fran Bello


  • ModdKenwood

    fat black & ugly…

  • stellatruman

    Ugh..and she is teaching at a prestigious Ivy…not that there is a lack of liberal BS at any of them, but I hope that parents of top students striving to attend such schools teach them well before they fall victim to such twits

  • https://www.facebook.com/jon.a.hartz jonhartz

    Look out, she will block you with “a quickness”!

  • BaconNBeer

    OMG Another low IQ Prof in an American institution of higher learning. Doesn’t that beat all?

  • Rich Thicke

    Seriously? This fat and ugly Rupaul-looking twin has the nerve to criticize Palin’s appearance then has the nerve to complain about being criticized over it? First off, before you criticize how someone else looks, BUY A MIRROR. Once you look in it, you’ll know what we know, you are no day at the beach and if you were, people would think you were a beached whale.

    Next, spoken like a true liberal suffering from a cranial-rectal inversion, you think you can make baseless, personal attacks without being criticized over them then like a liberal piece of garbage, whine about getting trashed over it.


    How’s that for taking the liberal approach to criticizing? RIght up the libloser lefty alley, eh?

    • Chris Bogh

      She probably has a mirror, but when she looks into it there is no reflection… there in lies the problem.

      • tailtwister

        she HAD …… a mirror; it broke…..somehow! Palin must have broke it!

    • Ron Tanase

      Hear hear!

  • Rich Thicke

    Sounds like once again, a fat ugly liberal cow is jealous of smart, hot-looking conservative ladies

  • Terry

    I don’t believe the professor owns a mirror. If she did, she would abstain from commenting on anybody’s looks.

  • carl arasi

    All the lefts BS just bounces off Americas Iron Lady.Sarah Palin is a true Patriot,and will be the next Potus.

  • Chris Bogh

    Michell O. would be very disappointed in her excessive use of calories and lack of physical exercise.

  • nc

    Maybe this libbie professor (pardon the repetition) took note of BHO’s apology this week to CA AG Kamala Harris for complimenting her on her good looks. Stay with me here, I’m trying to follow the libbie mind. She’s smart. She got the message that it’s not cool to talk about a woman’s looks. So, remembering all the recent nasty things she said about Palin (and who knows who else?) she’s putting this out as a donkey blanket statement. Because after all, she can’t actually, you know, apologize.

  • traffic_robot

    Just read several posts on her website. She’s dim. Move along…

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Schoharie-County-Tea-Party/211843195582681?ref=hl teapartygreg

    racist ass…..how is that for invective

  • Cruz2016!!!

    Jealousy has a very strong grip on this professor…she wishes she had Sarah Palins shape!

  • Lgbpop

    Wow, are we jealous? Palin’s not thin, dearie, you are FAT.

  • http://twitter.com/ImPhilPT Phil

    UPenn has such a great reputation WTF are they thinking with her on the faculty! Does she ever listen to herself…

  • Duane Savage

    She wore herself out and had to take a few days off?

  • Bud Flowers

    I just find it rather interesting that people who make their living largely by saying that people are prejudging them by their appearance are always prejudging people by their appearance.
    fat or skinny, black or white, these are all just skin deep…what sayeth the heart?

  • Joanne Epperson Deist

    The jealousy is so blatantly obvious.

  • TocksNedlog

    Donna King is right! Too much invective!!!

  • Bill Board

    She’s half right, the invective is 98% from the left.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianPrine CAPTAIN AMERICA

    When they tell ya not to get to close to the warp drive you better listen? Oh wait my bad too late.

  • Gary D. Alexander

    “… Rail thin” seems to bother a fat ass… wonder why?

  • Don Strutz

    So a fat woman is attacking a thin one.

  • Mike Stidham

    Ain’t nobody got no time for that…

  • pajamakat

    Careful there Prof – your little green monster is on full display. You wish you could look liker her.

  • Adela Wagner

    This is the hypocritical crap she tweets:
    i just love the irony of folks talking to me about not judging appearances who routinely disparage me about mine”
    And when you ask her if she “just loves her own hypocrisy”? She blocks you…yeah, I’m REAL torn up over it…..

  • deadpammy

    I guess being on the Melissa Harry-Perry show spewing lies is not enough attention for this woman.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Payne/1232504605 John Payne

    Another EEOC professor.

  • Marynelle Vickers

    So Sarah is thin, she’s in good shape and looks amazing. She’s active and not worried about her body, but amazed at her mind.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Black trash.

  • William Robert Guerra

    she so jealous….sarah is hot hot hot…

  • Donna Marie

    anthea is a racist bigot hog :)

  • KansasGirl

    Worthless person.

  • Elke E. Wilhelm

    I think she’s resentful because liberals can’t dominate Twitter like they do the television networks. She has to hear the truth and that’s uncomfortable for her as she sits in her insular ivory tower of her own construct.

  • lainer51

    OK Palin has Jeans on at #CPAC and she looks good and I look fat… what’s up with that?

    .I am trying to pay attention to what @SarahPalinUSA is saying but she is so damn rail thin I can’t pay attention. I don’t want to be sexist but I am and so damn jealous too!
    ProfB (@AntheaButler) March 16, 2013

    But dang get a sandwich #Palin #CPAC…. I, on the other hand, am going to the buffet and eat like the pig I am.

  • Bob O’Hara

    Shame on her…Obama immediately said it was a terrorist attck.

  • http://about.me/petermichaelpetretich Pete Petretich

    Run Sarah Run!!!

    The country needs you! Please save us from bankruptcy and corruption!

  • Kenneth James Abbott

    This is what liberals ~always~ mean by “civility.”

    “We can say whatever we want, and you @$%#@#ing @#$%#@ better shut the @#$%# up or else you’re being rude.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

      That pretty much sums it up.

  • Ron Tanase

    I mean c’mon lady look in a mirror. I mean damn.

  • Johnny Glenn

    Professor of Religious Studies? She should concentrate on studying Christianity and become born again.

  • Kristy Patullo

    I don’t want to be sexist-— But I will. Maybe you should tone down your own invective, ProfB. Just a thought.

  • anjullyn

    OMG….the hypocrisy…it burns!!

  • Silenttype78

    I think “thin” might be a “dog whistle”….. like “urban” and “Chicago”….

  • USA1stVince

    Settles it…Let’s GO BACK to sexism….and stifle free speech no longer!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jasper-Jackson/100000126656834 Jasper Jackson

    ah, the shallow liberal. not very remarkable. affirmative action at its best.

  • David Benson

    what a s c u m bag.

  • Caves45

    Oh my mistake , Just thought Starr Jones reversed her Gastric bypass , My bad

  • MikeTX62

    Comments like that from ProfB (@AntheaButler) bemoaning “invective” is like Barack Obama criticizing “lack of civility . . . that has poisoned our politics” while running the dirtiest campaign in American political history. WHAT A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES!!

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Liberal Logic 101: Act like a raging boorish douchebag then cry about it when the other side calls you on it

  • neoface

    ProfB is just jealous, since she looks like a fat pig with Harpo Marx’s wig on. LOL!!!

  • Patrick Fallon

    see i think Sarah is beautiful and a great lady but i do have to say Prof B is right Sarah needs to drink some 32 ounce drinks and eat some banana splits

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1424199331 Andrea Paige Jackson

    V the K FTW

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Is human your chief species, or is it a bit mixed up with ground sloth, dodo, and orangutan?

  • blueniner

    Affirmative action eubonics, I guess anyone can be a Professor these days, I would listen to “Professor Longhair” before I would listen to this ditz!

  • wwbdinct

    I went through all the comments. Nothing racist. There’s plenty of fat jokes but when one criticizes someone else’s weight in public, they should expect the same in return. Tell the truth now – you’re really Chris Matthews!

  • trixiewoobeans

    Oopsie! First one to play the race card, exposes themselves as the CRD, or “closet racist of the day”, and you get extra points because race was never mentioned, until YOU brought it up!

  • William Bacon

    Your race card has been rejected because it is over the limit. Please provide an alternative form of payment.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Methinks somebody has egg all over their face!

  • Chuck Bump

    great point.