Bruh by August Prum March 1, 2018
The Oshry sisters (Claudia, Jackie, Margo, and Olivia) have built massive social media followings in recent years, including Claudia’s Girl With No Job account, which has almost 3 million followers.
Her other sisters, Jackie, Olivia, and Margo manage accounts like Jackie O Problems, @hungoverandhungry, and curate their YouTube and Facebook Live program.
But according to a bizarre report from Daily Beast, the Oshry sisters have made a massive effort to hide their mother from their spotlight. Their mom, Pamela Geller, is an infamous anti-muslim, alt-right troll.
The Daily Beast described Geller:
“Pamela Geller has built a career off leveraging the media to incite outrage with her racist, Islamophobic comments. She is widely regarded as an alt-right troll; the Southern Poverty Law Center described her rhetoric as ‘hate speech.'”
Geller is so outspoken in her anti-muslim beliefs (once holding a competition to draw Muhammad at a site where violence against muslims had been thwarted in Garland, Texas) she was barred from entering the UK in 2013.
“In 2013, she was banned from entering England after the British government said having her in the country would ‘not be conducive to the public good.’ In 2015, she hosted a ‘Draw the Prophet Muhammad’ contest in Garland, Texas—the site where two gunmen were killed by a security guard after plotting an attack at the event.
The Oshry sisters have gone to impressive lengths to prevent people from connecting them to their outspoken mother:
“The Oshry sisters Snapchat from Geller’s apartment, yet never allow her to appear in the background. When Claudia shared her engagement photos with wedding site The Knot, she made sure that her mother, who attended her daughter’s engagement party and wedding, did not appear in any photos.”
To this point, the connection between the Oshry sisters and their mother had never been made, now old tweets from those Oshry sisters are putting them in some hot water.
Like many kids, it’s totally possible that the Oshry sisters don’t agree with their parents’ political beliefs, but this situation, that a group of social media star sisters have such an outspoken and infamous alt-right mother is truly weird.
After publication of the story, Claudia Oshry gave a statement to the Daily Beast saying their beliefs are different than their mother’s:
“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.”
These are the weirdest times.