The young stars and creators of an online talk show have been fired after the Daily Beast shamed them for past anti-Obama tweets and the fact that their mother is a conservative pundit.
Sisters Claudia, Jackie, Olivia and Margo Oshry were accused by the liberal publication of going to “great lengths” to cover up that their mother is Pamela Geller, allegedly trying to hide that fact from their combined 3.3 million Instagram followers, Fox News reported.
“The Instagram-famous family have gone to great lengths to conceal the identity of their Islamophobic mother,” the Daily Beast wrote. “[Their mother is an] anti-Islam activist, hate-monger, and diehard Trump supporter.”
Geller, president of Stop Islamization of America, has been a controversial figure with her strong political views. She made headlines in 2015 when two gunmen were killed after attempting an attack on the “Draw the Prophet Muhammad” contest in Garland, Texas, which she organized.
Claudia, who started the Instagram account “Girl with No Job,” and her sister Jackie co-hosted “The Morning Breath,” an online morning show on Oath.
“‘The Morning Breath,’ an Oath social media show, is being canceled immediately and we have launched an internal investigation and will take other appropriate steps based on the results of the investigation,” an Oath representative told Fox News in a statement.
The Daily Beast article also cited past tweets from a then-teenage Claudia.
“Listening to Obama talk about ISIS is like listening to me talk about quantum physics,” and sister Jackie wrote, “Hi @POTUS, Can you reimburse me for all the cabs I’m taking bc your piece of s— plan to defeat ISIS makes me scared to take the subway? [Thank you],” she posted in one tweet from 2015.
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) February 28, 2018
The 23-year-old issued a statement on Wednesday, according to Fox News:
“We want to be clear to our audience and fans that our political and cultural beliefs are not anti-Muslim or anti-anyone. Our views are separate from our mother’s. Being raised by a single parent, we were taught to make our own choices based on our personal beliefs. We are inspired to think for ourselves and we do. We do not condone discrimination or racist beliefs of any kind.”
She also posted an emotional video apologizing for the past tweets and asking fans to give her “the opportunity to show you who I am and what I stand for.”
Claudia Oshry, aka @girlwithnojob, just posted this apology video on Instagram after racist tweets of hers resurfaced today, following reporting that her mom is anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller. pic.twitter.com/gIfHMQpXbA
— julia reinstein (@juliareinstein) March 1, 2018
“I just need to apologize,” she said in an Instagram video. “Some news was broke this morning about who my mom is and then some really disgusting, vile, stupid tweets of mine resurfaced. I need to just come right out and say how sorry I am. It’s not cool, it’s not funny. I was a dumb kid. I was 16 [and] I thought I was being funny and cool on Twitter and it’s not. I’m not racist. I can’t believe I even have to say that.”
Her sister Jackie also posted to Instagram on Thursday, saying her past tweets were “not a reflection” of who she is.
“I want to express my utmost, sincere apologies for the indefensible comments that I’ve said in the past. That is not a reflection of who I am as a person today and I am truly sorry to everyone I’ve offended and let down. All I can do now is reflect and learn from this experience by showing everyone the good that is in my heart,” she shared.
Conservative Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich called the Beast article ‘disgusting’ for targeting the young women over their mother’s political beliefs.
So, Daily Beast goes after young sisters because of who their mother is, they get fired from their jobs, forced to apologize for saying Obama handled ISIS poorly (he did) and are probably now on an Al Qaeda or ISIS hit list. Disgusting. https://t.co/IrEelelIX8
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 1, 2018
Many fans expressed their support for the sisters despite the decision by Oath to pull their show.
@girlwithnojob if I were to be called out everytime I opened my biiiig mouth 👄 I’d be on the news 24/7, you’re good 🍀
— C🐼ntemporary Media (@ContMediaGroup) March 1, 2018
@girlwithnojob don’t be discouraged by all of the hate that is coming towards you. You are not responsible for your mom’s actions and should not be taking blame for them. A tweet from 4 years ago serves no relevance to who you are as person today. I wish you the best and love you
— Edden Kashi (@edden_kashi) March 1, 2018
@girlwithnojob @JackieOProblems @OliviaOshry & Margo I’m so sorry you guys have to go through this. Just know there are still fans here that still support you guys. This will pass. #JusticeForTheOshrys
— Jose . (@Jose_ft13) March 1, 2018
@girlwithnojob the true breathers support you !! We have all said or posted things we have regretted. The only difference is that you are in the public eye. We know you’re not racist. Head up. Don’t let this slow you down!
— Kelsey Marie (@youlikekelsey) March 1, 2018
can someone explain why @TaylorLorenz is coming at @girlwithnojob @JackieOProblems so hard? i have known this information for months but i love these girls anyway. Their mothers views ARE NOT their views.This chick has got some nerve taking them down FOR NO REASON #getalifetaylor
— Erica Timms (@eri_ccaaa) March 1, 2018
Never once have @girlwithnojob or @JackieOProblems mentioned politics on their show… Regardless, we live in a free country where they can voice their opinions if they want to. We would not be in this position had their views been more liberal.
— Kassandra Cabrera (@kass_cab) March 1, 2018
Screw the leftist media for shaming @girlwithnojob @JackieOProblems in the daily beast article for supporting the president of our own country… NEWS FLASH: supporting our president doesn’t make you evil/racist
— Roberto (@RobKabob26) March 1, 2018
Lame. My mom and I have totally different political views. How stupid to dislike someone because of someone else’s views 🙄🙄🙄
— Laura Russell 🖤🇺🇸🇬🇧 (@Cali11958322) February 28, 2018
Perez WHY are you fueling this? You used to be the world’s biggest bully! She tweeted that was she was 16. People can change. Give her a damn break.
— StrwbrryBlondeMoment (@Tweetsopoulos) March 1, 2018
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