A tweet from conservative political commentator Ann Coulter has sparked outrage online, after she made a joke about Seattle, saying the city wouldn't be worth saving from a nuclear attack.
"Gen. Michael Hayden: N Korea will make nuke capable of hitting Seattle!" tweeted Coulter on April 6. "Situation will be dire as soon as they can hit a city worth saving."
Coulter's tweet was in reference to retired Gen. Michael Hayden, ex-chief of the CIA and formerly the director of the National Security Agency, who said North Korea could soon have the capability of launching nuclear missiles as far as Seattle, according to KCPQ.
The tweet attracted a number of angry responses from other social media users.
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"Wtf is wrong with you ppl?" asked one Twitter user. "Now Seattle being nuked is a laughing matter bc you perceive that area as liberal?"
"Glad you think the death of over a million people is funny?" tweeted another.
"Unbelievable!" tweeted a Canadian user. "I realize it's just sarcasm, but really! Your country needs to pull its s*** together! Are you not all Americans in the end?"
"Are you really calling for the bombing of an American city!?" commented another user. "How unpatriotic and horrid!"
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Others didn't see a problem with Coulter's comments.
"It's called sarcasm! That's Ann's genius," tweeted one Coulter supporter.
"Lol," commented another, saying, "As a conservative in Eastern WA, I and many conservatives know exactly what you mean, and we heartily applaud you!!"
"I live in Seattle, and I'm not going to argue the point," said one user.
Coulter has built her career on making outrageous comments, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She has often made comments about immigrants and liberals. Coulter even once suggested that women should lose the right to vote, according to the Observer.
"If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen," Coulter said. "And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women."
Coulter reportedly once told a radio host, "They love me in Seattle. And if they don't, they would if they got to know me."
Coulter has previously caused controversy with her comments on Twitter, AOL reports, when she tweeted about immigrants shortly before the 2016 presidential election.
"If only people with at least 4 grandparents born in America were voting, Trump would win in a 50-state landslide."
"Just one problem with that," "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah tweeted in response, "Trump himself wouldn't be able to vote, much less run for president."