Harvard grad who blamed pro-Trump trolls for job-loss over All Lives Matter stab threat is raising money online
A Harvard graduate, who was fired from her job after a viral TikTok video showed her threatening to "stab" 'All Lives Matter' supporters, is now attempting to raise money online through crowdfunding. Claira Janover had released another video on Wednesday, July 1, tearfully announcing that she had lost her job at Deloitte and blamed Trump supporters for it.
Janover has now reportedly updated her TikTok account to include her Venmo details for donations. The Harvard graduate also linked to a GoFundMe account on Instagram, called 'The Claira Janover is Incredible Fund' which has been set up by her friends. The crowdfunding page claims: "She is now unemployed and at great financial and physical risk." The appeal to raise money for Janover already reached its goal of $4,000 by Thursday, July 2, morning with over 140 people donating for the youngster within the first few hours. The goal was later changed to $10,000.
The GoFundMe page also asked for her supporters to write to Twitter, "asking for the death threats to be taken down," and asking to condemn Deloitte's "decision to fire her.” Janover graduated from Harvard in May with a degree in government and psychology.
Janover went viral earlier this week after sharing a TikTok video where she said that she would "stab" anyone who told her 'All Live Matter'. In the video clip, she can be heard saying, "The next person who has the nerve to tell me All Lives Matter... Imma stab you. Imma stab you and while you're bleeding out, imma show you my paper cut and say, 'my cut matters too.'' After the outrage over her remarks, Janover released a video clarifying it was a "satirical analogy" that was taken at "face value." Several critics had shared her video on social media, demanding that she be fired from her job.
Janover's GoFundMe organizer Eric Cheng, who graduated from Harvard with Janover, slammed the "truly disgusting death and rape threats from right-wing trolls” aimed at “one of my best friends" while writing on Twitter. "Still, she will continue voicing her beliefs,” he added. The fundraising site also showed that her friends had previously raised $3,473 for her after she lost her mother to cancer in February last year.
After her removal from Deloitte, Janover shared another video blaming Trump supporters for "taking" her job from her. "I know this is what Trump supporters wanted because standing up for Black Lives Matter put me in a place online to be seen by millions of people," she said. "The job that I worked really hard to get and meant a lot to me just called me and fired me because of everything. I don't know if everyone seen but my Black Lives Matter videos have been circulating a lot. They were picked up by conservatives and spread and shared and people were demanding that I be fired. I just got the job I worked really hard for. I'm still not going to stop talking about and defend Black Lives Matter. You can't take away my spirit and my devotion for human rights."
In a second video, she sobbed saying: "Trump supporters took my job away from me."