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.
Alright, this particular hate crime turned out to be a hoax, but let's remember, ALL OF THEM are hoaxes. #Smollett
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 21, 2019
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.
Ann Coulter has said a lot of horrific things, but this might be the most absurd and disgusting thing she’s said yet. https://t.co/nzMNXnfRQU
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) February 21, 2019
Ann Coulter on a desperate quest to top Tomi Lahren for toxicity.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 21, 2019
You’re right, how can it be hate when your racist buddies enjoy what they do? Maybe Acts of White Delight is more appropriate?
— David McRae (@gort1221) February 21, 2019
You’re going to die alone,hated by everyone!#evil
— bill sparks (@billsparks4022) February 21, 2019
I hate Ann Coulter and that is no hoax nor a crime.
— TracyBreese (@CJinx1313) February 21, 2019
This woman is just a stack of spiders in a trench coat. https://t.co/0Tlw8FrY4L
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) February 21, 2019
Find your soul hon. Before it’s too late. Their murders were NOT HOAXES. pic.twitter.com/46DY8tB0FS
— PopRag (@PopRag) February 21, 2019