Claudia Oshry and her sisters who became extremely popular for their Instagram meme accounts, including Girl With No Job, issued a statement Wednesday about their connection with Pamela Geller — the conservative blogger and anti-Islamist activist. The Oshry sisters had been distancing themselves from their controversial mother until now because of her political beliefs.
“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,” Claudia told Page Six in an exclusive statement Wednesday.
Claudia runs the Instagram’s Girl With No Job, which has received 2.8million followers, Jackie runs the Instagram Jackie O Problems with 94,00 followers, Margo runs Hung Over And Hungry with 102,000 followers, and their sister Olivia executive produces Claudia and Jackie’s YouTube talk show, “The Morning Breath.”
Despite being photographed together several times and also talking about the importance of family, the Oshry sisters have maintained silence over their mother.
“Family photos including their mother have been stripped from their Instagrams. All past references to her have been removed. The sisters post ‘family’ photos of the four of them, always without their mother,” the Daily Beast, which first revealed the connection between the Oshry sisters and Geller said.
Geller, who is a far-right advocate and publisher of The Geller Report, was reportedly targeted for death in an ISIS-inspired plot after she planned a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas in 2015. She has often been involved in fights with the MTA and other cities’ transit authorities over posters with messages such as, “Islamic Jew-Hatred: It’s In the Quran.”
Geller was also part of authorizing several books that spread conservative and anti-Muslim views, including “Fatwa: Hunted in America”, “The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America” and “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.”
In 2013, Geller was banned from entering the United Kingdom after a British government official said her presence “is not conducive to the public good.”
According to BuzzFeed, Geller’s Instagram was made private after the Daily Beast story was published Wednesday.
While the Oshry sisters tried to stay away from being connected to their mother, and claimed not to share the same beliefs, some of their posts on their social media accounts indicate they may share the same political views.
“I can’t help but feel like I’m funding terrorism when I take a cab,” Claudia tweeted in 2014.
“Listening to Obama talk about ISIS is like listening to me talk about quantum physics,” she later tweeted in 2015. Jackie retweeted her sister’s tweet, adding that “Listening to Obama talk about ISIS is like listening to me talk about boys. I too don’t understand the enemy.”
Social media users reacted Wednesday after learning of the Oshry sisters’ relation to Geller.