Digital platform Oath has cancelled a talk show featuring the Instagram-famous Oshry sisters after their mother was revealed to be far right provocateur Pamela Gelling. Picture: Instagram
Digital platform Oath has cancelled a talk show featuring the Instagram-famous Oshry sisters after their mother was revealed to be far right provocateur Pamela Gelling. Picture: Instagram

Insta-stars dumped after Mum’s identity revealed

FOUR Instagram stars with a combined following of almost four million have been dumped from their online show after they were outed as the daughters of right-wing agitator Pamela Geller.

Geller, who published a book last year called "Fatwa: Hunted in America" and was the target of an ISIS beheading plot, has been banned in Britain since 2013 for her anti-Muslim views and branded a hate speech advocate by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

So it's no wonder media sensations Claudia, Jackie, Margo and Olivia Oshry kept quiet about their link to Geller, a Trump supporter who once hosted a Prophet Mohammed cartoon drawing exhibition in Texas which saw two gunmen shot dead by a security guard in 2015.

 

Claudia runs a viral Instagram account under the pseudonym Girl With No Job sharing memes and amusing Tweets with more 2.8 million followers.

Jackie's Instagram is the Jackie Kennedy Onassis-inspired JackieO Problems where she posts memes and selfies to her 100,000 strong following.

Margo runs Hung Over And Hungry, an account dedicated to the worship of over the top desserts, cream-heavy pastas and greasy chips which has more than 100,000 followers.

The sister’s mother, right wing provocateur Pamela Gelling posted this picture of herself on the same balcony to Instagram. Picture: Instagram
The sister’s mother, right wing provocateur Pamela Gelling posted this picture of herself on the same balcony to Instagram. Picture: Instagram

The fourth sister, Olivia, produces The Morning Breath, a YouTube and Facebook Live show hosted by Claudia and Jackie.

The Morning Breath has featured guests including Real Housewives star Teresa Giudice, country artist Hunter Hayes and most recently Barbara Corcoran of the US version of "Shark Tank."

The show was also streamed by online platform Oath, the love child of Yahoo and AOL until revelations that Geller was the sisters' mother were published in The Daily Beast this week.

Oath dumped the sisters less than 24 hours after the article was published and has launched an internal probe into how the sisters - who were once considered the darlings of Oath CEO Tim Armstrong - were able to hide their connection.

Jackie and Claudia host an episode of The Morning Breath. Picture: YouTube
Jackie and Claudia host an episode of The Morning Breath. Picture: YouTube

"The Morning Breath, an Oath social-media show, is being cancelled 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.

Since their doxxing, the sisters have sought to distance themselves from their mother's belief system, and also from a series of historical tweets in which they mocked President Obama and praised President Trump.

Jackie Oshry in a photograph posted to Instagram. Picture: Instagram
Jackie Oshry in a photograph posted to Instagram. Picture: Instagram

"We want to be clear to our audience and fans that our political and cultural beliefs are not anti-Muslim or anti-anyone," the Oshrys said in a joint statement.

"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."

Far right agitator Pamela Geller published a book called 'Fatwa' and is banned in England. Picture: Facebook
Far right agitator Pamela Geller published a book called 'Fatwa' and is banned in England. Picture: Facebook

On Wednesday, the day the article was published in the Beast, Claudia posted a tearful video to her millions of followers..

"I just need to apologise," she says in the video. "Some news 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."

Pamela Geller, speaks at a ‘Stop Islamisation of America’ conference in New York in 2012. Picture: David Karp/AP
Pamela Geller, speaks at a ‘Stop Islamisation of America’ conference in New York in 2012. Picture: David Karp/AP

She also asked her fans to give her "the opportunity to show you who I am and what I stand for."

An apology to all of you.

A post shared by Claudia Oshry Soffer (@girlwithnojob) on

Jackie followed up with an apology on Thursday, posting a note to her Instagram account with read:

"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."

Jackie Oshry posted this apology to her 100K followers. Picture: Instagram
Jackie Oshry posted this apology to her 100K followers. Picture: Instagram

Geller is a controversial personality, even on the right, who is known for her strong political views. She is the president of Stop Islamisation of America and gained nationwide notoriety as the organiser of the "Draw the Prophet Muhammad" contest in Garland, Texas, where two gunmen were killed after trying to stage an attack on the event.

She was banned from Britain in 2013 after officials decided her presence would "not be conducive to the public good".


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