Social media trail: Mizzou hunger-striker basically a sophomoric snark-fool

Social media trail: Mizzou hunger-striker basically a sophomoric snark-fool
The Butlers of Omaha, père et fils, on the Mizzou campus this week. (Image via St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

[Ed. – Regulars of LU Nation will remember the kerfuffle over millionaire-executive scion Jonathan Butler last fall.]

Well, it turns out that when he wasn’t fighting for equality and justice, he was stealing and saying misogynistic and classist things in video and blog posts, which were uncovered by Heat Street’s Jillian Melchior.

In a blog post from 2011, he explains that he stole “free” hotel breakfast every single day for 61 days because he wanted to get caught and be “Beat like Rodney King.”

“Now ideally in my mind I wanted S.W.A.T. team members to drop from the sky, tear gas to be thrown while I has [sic] attacked by 5 different german shepherds, and beat like Rodney King,” the post states. “But in my disappointment I was only greeted at the front by two managers.”

Elsewhere in the post, he refers to one of these managers oh-so-sensitively as “‘stubborn middle age crisis I’m a lonely old bag and I hate the world’ lady manager.”

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