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Ann Coulter Dragged for Saying All Hate Crimes Are Hoaxes

Ann Coulter Dragged for Saying All Hate Crimes Are Hoaxes

Her comment on the Jussie Smollett case is being blasted throughout Twitter.

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Right-wing pundit and provocateur Ann Coulter has made one of her most outrageous statements to date by tweeting that all hate crimes are hoaxes, a response to the Jussie Smollett case, in which the black gay actor is accused of staging an attack on himself, claiming his assaailants used racist and homophobic slurs.

Of course, it hasn't been proved that the crime was a hoax -- Smollett has been charged with falsifying a police report, but he hasn't been found guilty. However, whether the Empire star staged the attack or is truly a victim, the fact remains that hate crimes happen. Many Twitter users made that point, and they referred to Coulter's history of toxic rhetoric or shared photos of hate-crime victims including Matthew Shepard and Emmett Till.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.