The homophobic Trump supporter was booked to appear on Chelsea Handler’s late-night Netflix talk series ‘Chelsea’ this week, but cancelled via email at the last minute. But rather than just scrap the work on the Coulter segment, Handler decided to carry on anyway, bringing in an Ann Coulter ‘body double’ to stand in for the absent guest.
Out comedian Fortune Feimster stands in by role-playing as ‘Ann Coulter’, and answers questions by reading Coulter quotes. When Handler asks ‘Ann Coulter’ what she thinks about LGBTQ people, the comic says: “Oh I love gay people… wait, I forgot who I was! To quote myself about gay people, gays are the molecular opposite of blacks. Everybody likes the gays moving in next door.” Asked about Bill Clinton and Al Gore, ‘Ann Coulter’ remarks: I don’t know if Bill Clinton’s gay, but Al Gore? Total fag. Climate change is kinda gay. Rainbows, right? You can’t get those without climate change.” The real-life Coulter strongly opposed same-sex marriage, gay people serving in the military, and teaching children about the “homosexual lifestyle”. The commentator defended herself in the past after referring to former Presidential hopeful John Edwards as a “faggot”. She insisted: “Faggot isn’t offensive to gays; it has nothing to do with gays. It’s a schoolyard taunt meaning ‘wuss.’”