Ann Coulter Shuts Down Raven-Symoné, For Once Makes A Decent Point
Something very strange happened today. Something that has never happened before, that I never expected to happen, and that I can’t imagine will ever happen again — for the briefest of seconds, I thought to myself, Ann Coulter has a point. I know. It scared me too. Allow me to explain…
Aryan Nation Barbie was on “The View” this morning — in promotion of her new book, Adios America — blathering on about Donald Trump, and how everyone needs to speak English — and apparently pronounce foreign words in as terrible an accent as possible — and that illegal immigrants come from “backwards cultures.” She also made the absolutely absurd distinction that she’s a descendent of “settlers” not “immigrants,” the latter being a dirty word these days and all. It was typical Ann Coulter doing her usual racist song and dance, promoting her racist book, so why anyone would expect anything different, I don’t know. But Raven-Symoné didn’t like it.
“My mom taught me when I was younger, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all,” Raven interjected, to a chorus of cheers. “Why do you think that it’s important to mud-sling and have these words that obviously touches the hearts and souls of so many people in America?”
Now listen. Ann Coulter is among the worst of the worst of the worst, and her opinions on absolutely everything that actually matters are horrendous, but her response to Raven-Symoné on this particular point was correct.
“I’m at least talking about policy, you have a position on what people’s names should be. Watermelondrea?” Coulter shot back, referencing Raven-Symoné’s recent controversial comments about how she wouldn’t hire someone with a “ghetto-sounding” name. (Despite having a silent accent in her own.) “I’m talking about a government policy that affects all Americans and immigrants and the people living here, and is harming our country.”
I mean, fuck that last part, but her point was that Raven is hardly is position to lecture her about not speaking unless you have something nice to say. And Raven must have decided to take her own advice, because she went mute after that.
Hey, there’s a first time for everything — including, it turns out, agreeing with Ann Coulter for exactly 10 seconds.