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03/06/2007

Video: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but 'f*ggot' is also hurtful

by Jeremy Hooper

Here are more explanations from Ann Coulter in regards to her use of the word "f*ggot" (Ann starts talking around the 3 minute mark):

"F*ggot" is a non-insulting schoolyard taunt?!? Obviously Ms. Coulter has never been a gay man "taunted" by that word on a schoolyard, or she would see that it is far more than hurtful than "poopy head." She messed up by using this word and she needs to apologize for its use!

What made us so mad about her explanation to the Times was that she said, "I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would be mean,” as if "f*ggot" (the word she originally used) and "gays" (the word used in the aforementioned explanation) are somehow interchangeable terms! What makes us angry about this "Hannity & Colmes" explanation is how she just doesn't seem to get the reason why people are upset! She keeps painting it as if those of us who are annoyed by her comment are somehow humorless and missing the joke. We get the joke, and even see how it could be slightly amusing under different circumstances. The issue, however, is her use of the term "F*GGOT," and now, her defense of the terms as some sort of benign word that is totally acceptable as part of the canon of childhood slang.

Coulter Doesn't Get It Pt 2 [YouTube]
(H/t: Queerty)

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As someone at whom "Faggot" has been yelled late at nigth while walking down a city street, I can assure Miss Coulter that it is NOT simply a schoolyard taunt. I would love to see people e-mail, write and call Ann Coulter and the shows supporting her theory with their stories of being called this word.

Posted by: Ed | Mar 6, 2007 10:25:58 AM

Ann Coulter didn't apologize when she called Al Gore "a total fag", and she won't apologize now. The only reason why she even tried to back-track on this was because there was (for once) a public backlash.

By the way, isn't Ann's insistence that "f*ggot" is a schoolyard taunt basically a concession that she's on the same level of maturity as a ten-year-old?

Posted by: Katter | Mar 6, 2007 10:43:13 AM

As one who was taunted attending elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and beyond (I am 51)...I propose most users of the "f" word would interchange it with "---- sucker." Wow!


Posted by: MB | Mar 6, 2007 2:44:15 PM

As I wrote on my own blog, I'm not really all that offended the Ann Coulter called John Edwards a "f*ggot." What? Ann Coulter said something outrageously offensive? I guess she must have woken up and opened her mouth today.

I'm more offended by her constant defense of "But I love the gays! Really!" In, the same speech where she denigrated Edwards, she went on to argue that the Repulican party is totally pro-gay and that all gays should be Republicans. As is evident in Ann's speeches, writing, and support for one of the most notoriously anti-gay administrations in recent memory (rivaled only by Ronald "I-won't-say-AIDS" Reagan), Ann really couldn't care less about all of us lowly "f*ggots".

Posted by: Johnny M | Mar 6, 2007 2:46:33 PM

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