Ann Coulter signs books during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference, March 8, 2014.
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Ann Coulter’s mockery of #BringBackOurGirls backfires


Conservative pundit Ann Coulter’s mocking of the “Bring Back Our Girls” hashtag failed this week.

On Sunday, Coulter tweeted “My hashtag contribution to world affairs” with an image of herself holding a sign with her own hashtag, “#Bring Back Our Country.” The tweet received almost 2,000 retweets by Tuesday morning.

The international community last week began using #BringBackOurGirls on Twitter to encourage the release of the teenage girls by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. The suspected gunmen took 276 girls from their dormitories more than a month ago. Last week they captured an additional eight individuals.

Supporters of #BringBackOurGirls replaced the text on Coulter’s piece of paper with their own phrases to describe their views of her public post:

In addition to Coulter, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, Fox News contributors and Will Cain of TheBlaze also poked fun at the world rallying behind the phrase on Twitter. They especially mocked First Lady Michelle Obama for supporting the original campaign. Other politicians and industry leaders published similar images, including comedian Ellen DeGeneres, musician Leona Lewis and education activist Malala Yousafzai.