Four sisters, and social media stars with a combined following of almost four million are suffering major consequences following a report by the Daily Beast. Multiple racist and homophobic tweets resurfaced in a report by the publisher about their mother, right-wing agitator Pamela Geller.
Claudia Oshry, 23, is one of the most popular social media influencers on Instagram. Her account, @GirlWithNoJob, has 2.8 million followers. Last November she signed with Hollywood's most powerful agency, CAA, and management company Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Jackie Oshry, 25, has nearly 94,000 followers on Instagram (@JackieOProblems) where she shares personal photos, a majority of which are selfies. Margo Oshry, 20, runs @HungOverAndHungry. More than 100,000 people follow the Instagram account which is dedicated to images of unhealthy food.
Last April, Claudia, and Jackie launched a social media morning show called “The Morning Breath” from Verizon’s Oath. The oldest sister, Olivia Oshry, 26, produced the live show on Facebook and Instagram weekday mornings, and amassed an audience of more than 100. In the last six months, the girls have landed lucrative partnerships with brands including Coca-Cola, Subway, Bloomingdales, and Smirnoff.
This week, their lives came to a crashing halt after the Daily Beast published a report revealing the identity of the girl's mother, anti-Islam activist, Pamela Geller. The article titled, "The Instagram Stars Hiding Their Famous, Muslim-Hating Mom, Pamela Geller," included racist, anti-Muslim, and homophobic tweets posted by Jackie and Claudia between 2012 and 2015. The tweets, along with both of their Twitter accounts have since been deleted.
Geller is the president of Stop Islamization of America (SOIA). The group is recognized by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League as a hate group. The Southern Poverty Law Center, calls Geller "the anti-Muslim movement’s most visible and flamboyant figurehead."
In 2013 Geller was denied entry to the U.K by the government citing her admittance would 'not be conducive to the public good.'
The anti-fascism organization Hope Not Hate led the campaign to block her entry. Matthew Collins, a researcher from the organization, told the BBC Geller was "among some of the most extreme anti-Muslim activists in the world. They've nothing to contribute to life in this country."
Geller was quoted by Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik’s in the manifesto published hours before killing 77 children at a summer camp in 2011.
In a blog post after the shooting Geller wrote,
“The camp was run by the Youth Movement of the Labour Party and used to indoctrinate teens and young adults. Breivik was targeting the future leaders of the party responsible for flooding Norway with Muslims.”
The sisters shared their support for Trump during the 2016 election on social media. According to the Daily Beast, Margo attended Trump's inauguration and posted photos to Instagram of herself in a gold MAGA hat. The photos along with the tweets have since been removed.
In March, all four sisters endorsed the controversial candidate for mayor of New York, Bo Dietl.
Less than 24 hours after the article was published Oath, canceled their show.
“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,” the company said in a statement.
Claudia posted a video on Instagram apologizing for her "really disgusting, vile, stupid tweets."
"I’m not racist, I can’t believe I even have to say that," she said. "But I’m so sorry to anyone who read those tweets and had a reaction and was upset, because you’re totally entitled to that reaction."
In the video Claudia says she was "16, a dumb kid" when she posted the videos however some of the tweets were posted as late as 2015, when she was 21.
Jackie also shared an apology post on Instagram.
The sisters released a joint statement through a lawyer regarding their mother on Thursday. Read the full statement below:
"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."