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On Wednesday, The Daily Beast published an article titled, “The Instagram Stars Hiding Their Famous, Muslim-Hating Mom, Pamela Geller,” highlighting the great lengths the sisters and social media sensations take to avoid disclosing their relationship to their mother.
“The Instagram-famous family have gone to great lengths to conceal the identity of their Islamophobic mother,” writes The Daily Beast. “[Their mother is an] anti-Islam activist, hate-monger, and diehard Trump supporter.”
After being outed, Claudia Oshry, one of the sisters, apologized to her fans on Instagram for comments she made when she was 16, and said her and her sisters’ views “are separate from” their mothers.
“We want to be clear to our audience and fans that our political and cultural beliefs are not anti-Muslim or anti-anyone,” she said. “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.”
But that didn’t stop tech platform Oath from canceling their show, raising the question of whether children (who are now adults) should be held responsible for their parents’ political perspectives, and whether they should be allowed to have jobs because of them. But more important, in its piece The Daily Beast failed to mention that Geller has been the subject of multiple terror attacks. In 2015, for example, CNN reported an Islamist extremists plotted to behead her.
So might these sisters also have been going to “great lengths” to conceal their identity for security reasons? We discuss in this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” co-hosted with Bre Payton of The Federalist.
We also address the Mona Charen controversy at CPAC, Jennifer Lawrence surprisingly criticizes Hillary Clinton, and speak with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., the highest-ranking woman in Congress.
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