Ann Coulter’s plan to mock the “Bring Back Our Girls” movement has backfired. On April 15, over 300 girls were kidnapped from their school in Borno State, Nigeria. In an attempt to raise awareness, numerous supporters have posed with signs bearing the hashtag”#BringBackOurGirls.” On May 11, Ann Coulter posed for a similar photo. However, her sign reads “#BringBackOurCountry.”
Although Coulter’s intentions are unclear, many believe she was attempting to mock Michelle Obama. To show her support for the movement, the First Lady posted her own photo. In the photo, she is clearly frowning and holding a “#BringBackOurGirls” sign.
It is unclear whether Coulter’s photo was an attempt at humor or a serious political statement. However, it has received stark criticism. The original photo, which was posted on Twitter, was shared more than 2,000 times, and “favorited” by nearly 2,000 users.
In response to the controversial post, Ann Coulter’s photo was copied, altered, and re-posted, by numerous Twitter users. In the altered photos, Coulter’s sign was modified to include phrases such as “#BringBackMyIntegrity,” “Please Pay Attention To Me,” and “#PathologicallyEntitled.”
The Nigerian girls’ kidnapping has gained worldwide attention. Authorities have confirmed the young girls were forcibly removed from their school by a group of militant terrorists called Boko Haram. Although some girls escaped, a majority are still being held in an undisclosed location. Their current status is unknown and many fear the worst.
On Monday, Boko Haram released a video, which shows captures the kidnapped Nigerian girls praying. Although the video is heartbreaking, and suggests the girls were forced to convert to Islam, it offers hope that they are physically well.
Throughout the video, the Nigerian girls are seen praying, chanting Islamic verses, and answering questions about becoming Muslims.
In addition to scenes of the Nigerian girls praying, Boko Haram leader Abubaker Shekau appeared in the video. As reported by Detroit News, he made a grim statement about the kidnapped students:
“I swear to almighty Allah, you will not see them again until you release our brothers that you have captured.”
A conservative columnist and commentator, Ann Coulter has been an outspoken critic of the Democratic Party in general. As she is quite active as a public speaker, her words and behavior have been strongly criticized as unnecessarily biased and cruel.
Those who support Coulter applaud her honest and straightforward criticism of the nation’s leaders and their political agendas.
In her most recent criticism, Ann Coulter mocked a movement that is specifically emotional. Her comments and photo are certain to spark continued controversy.