Sarah Silverman is the textbook definition of "offensive"

Her picture appears in a book as the less desirable meaning of the word

Published May 21, 2014 2:08PM (EDT)

   (Evan Agostini/invision/ap)
(Evan Agostini/invision/ap)

Comedian Sarah Silverman is literally the textbook definition of "offensive": Her picture appears in a textbook for children under the caption, "There are two meanings of the word offensive. Can you think of any other meanings?" The other picture is that of a football player:

As she explained to David Letterman on Tuesday night, "I am across the board offensive. Hitler, al-Qaida, Don Sterling -- they're too likable!"

Sadly, it's not the first time the comedian has been chastised for not conforming to the 1950s-era gender norms, but Silverman is taking it in stride. Though she has every right, Silverman doesn't plan to sue, saying, "That's too stigmatic for Jews."

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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