Harvard graduate who threatened to stab anyone saying ‘all lives matter’ fears for her life after death threats
Claira Janover went viral after she said in the clip she would stab anyone with 'the nerve, the sheer entitled caucasity to say ‘all lives matter''
A Harvard University graduate is reportedly getting death threats after she posted a TikTok video threatening to stab anyone who tells her that "all lives matter." Claira Janover went viral after she said in the clip she would stab anyone with “the nerve, the sheer entitled caucasity to say ‘all lives matter'." A native of Connecticut, Janover graduated with a degree in government and psychology in May. “I’ma stab you,” she said, zooming in close on her face. “I’ma stab you, and while you’re struggling and bleeding out, I’m a show you my paper cut and say, ‘My cut matters too.'"
Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter shared the clip and branded Janover as an "Asian Karen." Meanwhile, others called for her to be arrested. “This woman is threatening people, who knows what she is capable of,” one Twitter user commented. “Does this not count as violent speech? I guess it only counts when it fits the narrative,” another asked.
Leftist threatens to stab anyone who says “all lives matter.” pic.twitter.com/Z5UNpxTdjN— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) June 30, 2020
Janover had taken the original video down by Tuesday, but continued to post updates about the "insane" backlash she received including a number of death threats. “Storytime for why the Department of Homeland might be monitoring my name right now,” she announced one of the updates, before brushing aside her TikTok clip as “clearly” an “analogous joke."
“And people are like reporting me for domestic terrorism, tagging the FBI, Harvard, Cambridge police,” she said.
“Apparently I’m threatening the lives of people — unlike cops, obviously,” Janover continued. “Anyway, so If I get an email from the Department of Homeland Security or I get kicked out of Harvard or I get arrested or whatever — or I get murdered, according to the many death threats that I’m receiving right now — know that I appreciate you guys standing up for me,” she wrote as she retweeted a series of supportive messages.
In one of the posts, she noted the number of angry responses she got on TikTok. One of them suggested she could be a Chinese spy working to help infiltrate the US. Another read, “Maybe someone should stab her for being oppressive! She is the problem, and all like her!” “They quite literally did blow up my Twitter,” Janover said.
The Harvard graduate also shared about the “death, rape, expulsion, and firing threats” she received. “I will not be silenced, shamed, or threatened into silence by bigoted trump fans who don’t understand analogies,” she posted just before midnight Tuesday. And while Janover received a lot of support, there were numerous replies of "all lives matter" under her post. “You reap what you sow," one commented. “I’m the bigot if I don’t like your violent hate speech. Riiiight. You’re one sick person,” another chimed in.
A third noted the irony in Janover's complaint considering it was triggered by her threats of violence. “‘I WILL STAB YOU IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ME!!!’ … two hours later … ‘Help! people are saying mean and hurty things to me'” they wrote. According to Janover's Facebook, she was the president of Harvard’s Model Congress Middle East -- a nonprofit that educates high school students about the U.S. government and international politics. She has previously worked at Planned Parenthood Action in Connecticut, as reported by the New York Post.