- The Washington Times - Saturday, October 17, 2015

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter received heavy criticism from the hosts of “The View” TV show on Friday about her book on immigration, but she stunned Raven-Symoné into silence by bringing up the actress’ recent comment about “ghetto” sounding names.

The segment began with Ms. Coulter talking about her book “Adios America,” which criticizes the U.S.’ immigration policy and claims illegal immigrants are from “backwards cultures” and leech off of American generosity, Mediaite reported.

Hosts Ana Navarro and Padma Lakshmi, both immigrants, took aim at Ms. Coulter’s views on immigration and grilled her on how she can use her rhetoric to put down immigrants without being of Native American descent.

In the heat of the argument, Ms. Symoné interrupted Ms. Coulter to ask why she finds it effective to use such inflammatory language that hurts other people.

“My mom taught me when I was younger, ‘If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all,’ ” Ms. Symoné said

Why do you think that its important to mud-sling and have these words that obviously touch the hearts and souls of so many people in America being said when we’re taught something different as a child? Could you explain that to me, and why do you think your success is based off of that?” she asked.

“I’m at least talking about policy, you have a position on what people’s names should be. Watermelondrea. I mean, you’ll insult people for their names,” Mr. Coulter shot back. “I’m talking about a government policy that affects all Americans and immigrants and the people living here, and is harming our country. So you don’t follow it.”

Ms. Coulter’s remark was a reference to Ms. Symoné’s recent comment that got her in to hot water when she said she would not hire anyone with a “ghetto” sounding name like “Watermelondrea.”

Ms. Symoné has since appologized for the remark, but Ms. Coulter’s response on Friday stunned her into silence.




• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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