The Harvard graduate who went viral for saying she’d ‘stab’ anyone who told her ‘All Lives Matter’ in a satirical TikTok video has revealed she’s been fired from her consulting job at Deloitte, but says she’ll continue to advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Claira Janover, who graduated in May with a degree in government and psychology, tearfully revealed on TikTok that she lost her job at Deloitte, a renown UK-based accounting firm.
‘Standing up for Black Lives Matter put me in a place online to be seen by millions of people,’ she said wiping away tears in a new video shared Wednesday afternoon.
‘The job that I’d worked really hard to get and meant a lot to me has called me and fired me because of everything,’ she added.
According to her LinkedIn account she was an ‘incoming government and public business service analyst’.
Harvard graduate Claira Janover has revealed on TikTok that she has been fired from her job at Deloitte, an accounting firm, after posting a video joking that she’d stab people who say ‘All Lives Matter’
‘The job that I’d worked really hard to get and meant a lot to me has called me and fired me because of everything,’ she tearfully explained on Wednesday. She called out Deloitte, showing a screen grab of their website where the company claims to stand against systemic bias, racism and unequal treatment
Janover called out Deloitte for firing her, sharing a page from the company’s website stating that Deloitte claims to stand against ‘systemic bias, racism and unequal treatment’.
She revealed she’s received death threats and violent messages from Trump supporters for her statements.
‘I know this is what Trump supporters wanted because standing up for black lives matter put me in a place online to be judged by people,’ Janover said in her TikTok.
‘I’m still not going to stop and defending Black Lives Matter. You can’t take away my spirit and my devotion towards human rights,’ she said.
In another video she said: ‘I’m sorry, Deloitte, that you can’t see that. That you were cowardice [sic] enough to fight somebody who’s going to make an indelible change in the world and is going to have an impact.’
Earlier this week Janover came under fire for a TikTok she posted where she denounced people who used ‘All Lives Matter’ to detract from the suffering of the black community.
Janover came under fire earlier this week for denouncing people who say ‘All Lives Matter’, a controversial slogan that detracts from the Black Lives Matter movement
Janover, who has 113,000 followers on TikTok, can be heard saying in the clip: ‘The next person who has the sheer nerve, the sheer entitled caucasity to say ‘All Lives Matter’, imma stab you.
‘Imma stab you and while you’re struggling and bleeding out, imma show you my paper cut and say “my cut matters too.”‘
‘All Lives Matter’ is a controversial slogan that has arisen in response to the Black Lives Matter protests. Across the nation powerful protests have emerged in all 50 states decrying systemic racism and police brutality against black people following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
According to Janover’s LinkedIn page, she is a Government and Psychology graduate from Harvard University
The ‘All Live Matter’ phrase has been criticized as erasing the experiences of black people and dismissing the racism that African-Americans and black communities across the world face.
While many praised Janover for her stance against racism, she was bombarded with negative comments and threats.
‘Harvard senior Claira Janover threatens to stab anyone who says “all lives matter.” Will liberal colleges and universities ever teach students that speech ≠ violence?’ one person said.
Another Twitter user wrote: ‘Is there something in the water that these crazy liberals drink? This Harvard Leftist threatened to stab anyone on campus who says ‘all lives matter?”
Still, many defended her saying her video was satire.
‘#ClairaJanover is articulate, educated and brave. It’s obvious that the republicans are threatened! Your critical thinking scares them love. @cyanover we are with you!!’ one supporter wrote.
Harvard University has taken a stance against racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
In a statement published online, the university said: ‘We are outraged by the countless deaths of Black people at the hands of police officers and citizens caused by a system that treats Black people as expendable…
‘As many students across the nation and world engage as citizens and leaders in protesting violence against Black communities, we affirm their rights and freedoms to peacefully protest.
‘We stand in solidarity with these students and support their work to end systemic racism in this country. Students who exercise their rights by peacefully protesting will not have their chances of admission compromised.’