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It appears that conservative pundit Ann Coulter was only trying to poke a little fun with her Twitter response to First Lady Michelle Obama's photo on Sunday. However, the attempt did not go over quite so well with Twitter.
The Wrap reports that Coulter tweeted an image of herself with a sign that read “#BringBackOurCountry.” While the post was meant to be a response to the tweeted image of Obama holding a “#BringBackOurGirls” sign, it was soon apparent that many people found the post to be in poor taste. Such critics then began creating their own signs on Coulter’s picture, making her the punch line of her own joke.
According to Gawker, the initial hashtag used by Obama was created to spread awareness of the 234 young women who were recently taken hostage in Nigeria. The girls were kidnapped by an Islamist group known as Boko Haram.
Coulter’s original photo was accompanied by a tweet that read, “My hashtag contribution to world affairs.”
Here are just a few examples of the types of responses that Coulter’s photo generated:
— Bill Hanstock (@sundownmotel) May 12, 2014
image from Twitter via Bill Hanstock
— Ring of Fire Radio (@ringoffireradio) May 12, 2014
image from Twitter via Ring of Fire Radio
— Laurie, rad mestiza (@MestizaMetaphor) May 12, 2014
image from Twitter via Laurie, rad mestiza