Ann Coulter could hardly contain her excitement yesterday when thousands of Wikipedia pages were vandalized with giant swastikas.
At 8:54 a.m., the 59-year-old homophobe excitedly tweeted a screenshot of Edie Sedgwick’s page that showed a swastika plastered on the background.
“Wow – go to Wikipedia now!” she encouraged her 1.9 million followers. “Looks like it’s been hacked.”
Wow – go to Wikipedia now! Looks like it's been hacked. pic.twitter.com/wVKCriERjD
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 16, 2021
In a statement, Wikipedia confirmed that the site was briefly vandalized (not hacked) yesterday but that volunteers fixed it within five minutes.
“This type of behavior is unacceptable on Wikipedia and violates a number of Wikipedia’s policies,” the statement read. “Volunteer administrators have already fixed the vandalism, blocked the account responsible, and will further evaluate the situation to see if additional recourse is needed.”
Now, the responses to Coulter’s tweet…
You seem quite pleased ?
— Tamisai Makanza (@tamisaimakanza) August 16, 2021
Your home team made the front page.
— Joshua Kohel (@joshua_kohel) August 16, 2021
Newest design for the GOP flag!
— (@Bitemeto1) August 16, 2021
No. That’s just the page you were reading.
— E.S.L. 🇺🇸 (@ChievoVerona) August 16, 2021
i bet you did it
— ROZEPOP (@ROZEPOP) August 16, 2021
Not what I saw, must be influenced by your browsing history
— The Serck (@mattserck) August 16, 2021
Why would you write this? Have you been hacked?
— mados123 (@mados123) August 16, 2021
That’s Ann’s custom background for Wikipedia.
— R Owens (@Darkwoulfe) August 16, 2021
You’re thrilled. We can tell 🕵️♂️.
— Nate Cogburn (@Cogburnnate) August 16, 2021
Was it you?
— Joe Ramirez (@JoeBarcaRamirez) August 16, 2021
That’s just your screen saver
— Cainethejust 🇨🇦♿☢⚛ (@Cainethejust) August 16, 2021
Coulter is being portrayed by actress Cobie Smulders in Ryan Murphy‘s upcoming “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” which is set to debut on September 7.
Hey, since you’re here, why not rewatch Ann being dragged at the Rob Lowe Roast in 2016? This video never gets old.
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.