Ann Coulter’s Latest Attack On Alicia Machado Went Too Far, Even For Sean Hannity

Web Culture Editor
10.07.16 9 Comments

Getty Image

It seems as though Ann Coulter is clearly feeling better, having recovered from her mystery ailment last week, because during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show Thursday night the conservative troll was firing on all cylinders. While ranting about Hillary Clinton’s campaign tactics, Coulter referred to former Miss Universe Alicia Machado as the “Hispanic mattress girl,” referencing Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who made headlines in 2014 for carrying a 50-pound mattress around with her on campus to protest the university refusing to punish her rapist.

Accusing Machado of being an accomplice to murder in her home country of Venezuela and having an “anchor baby” to gain United States citizenship, Coulter said, “that’s the poster child for our immigration policy. They looked and they looked, they’ve had a year. What are we going to bring in? We need, you know, the most sympathetic case and that’s the one they come up with, it’s Alicia Machado. The new Hispanic mattress girl.”

When Hannity what Coulter meant by this term, she elaborated. “Oh, remember the whole hysteria over mattress girl at Columbia? I just mean she’s, you know, it’s like an ‘it girl’ except it’s mattress girl.” This was too much even for Hannity, who responded, “Oh good grief. I am not responsible if this is obscene in some way and I don’t even know what you’re referring — I’m just asking?”

Charming. If even Sean Hannity wants to walk back from her remarks, that’s really saying something. You can listen to the clip below.

Around The Web

The Fascinating Rise Of Third Man Records As The Most Influential Vinyl Label In America

03.21.17 4 days ago 2 Comments

A Little Booze And A Lot Of Big Ideas Are Keeping Movie Theaters Relevant

03.17.17 1 week ago 7 Comments

The Unheralded True Story Of The NBA’s First Black Player

03.14.17 2 weeks ago

How TV And Evolving Media Technology Changed The American Presidency

03.07.17 3 weeks ago 2 Comments

How The Spice Girls’ Legacy Of ‘Girl Power’ Paved The Way For Women To Dominate Pop

02.27.17 4 weeks ago 4 Comments

How Keeping Austin Weird Turned Into A Widespread Phenomenon

02.15.17 1 month ago 12 Comments

How Kevin Gates Went From Underground To Platinum In A Year And Changed The Game In The Process

02.02.17 2 months ago 6 Comments

Look For The Star: How Starter Jackets Became The Iconic Clothing Of The Early ’90s

01.31.17 2 months ago 10 Comments

‘Dream, Try, Do Good’: The Oral History Of ‘Boy Meets World’

01.31.17 2 months ago 6 Comments

How Frank Barsalona Created The Modern Rock Concert And Got Himself Into The Hall Of Fame

01.30.17 2 months ago

The Story Behind Gus Fring’s Stunningly Explosive Moment On ‘Breaking Bad’

and 01.30.17 2 months ago 5 Comments

How Toronto’s Boosie Fade Transformed From A Rap DJ Night Into A Digital Movement

01.12.17 2 months ago

Infiltrating The Bills Mafia To Find Out Why Fans Keep Supporting The NFL’s Most Hopeless Team

01.01.17 3 months ago 8 Comments

From Ray Charles To Jimi Hendrix: How Seattle Helped Create R&B And Rock And Roll

01.01.17 3 months ago 6 Comments

‘Stop Crying And Fight Your Father’: ‘Seinfeld’ Writers Tell How Festivus Came To Be

and 12.23.16 3 months ago 12 Comments

The Lasting Impact Of Adidas Tearaway Pants On Hip-Hop And A Hoops Generation

12.08.16 4 months ago 2 Comments

Understanding The History And The Motivations Behind The Standing Rock Protests

12.02.16 4 months ago 6 Comments

How Do We Combat The Intensifying War On Science?

and 11.30.16 4 months ago 30 Comments