Kmart blogger mum tearfully defends herself against racism accusations for saying ‘white is right’ in a post about a QUILT COVER
- Claire, from Tasmania, shared an innocent picture of her new Kmart quilt cover
- The founder of The Kmart Lover described the product as ‘white is right’
- Cruel trolls accused her of being a ‘racist’ and a ‘white supremacist’
- She was left in tears after she came under attack but has since fired back
A woman has tearfully defended herself after she was accused of being a ‘racist’ for saying ‘white is right’ about her new doona quilt cover.
Claire, from Tasmania, has been creating lifestyle content for her popular Instagram account The Kmart Lover as a hobby.
With more than 100,000 followers, her well-established page focuses on affordable fashion and home styling such as décor, furniture and bedding.
But over the weekend, Claire came under attack by cruel trolls who labelled her a ‘racist’ and a ‘white supremacist’ after she shared her thoughts on her new king-size waffle quilt cover.
Claire (pictured), from Tasmania, has been creating lifestyle content for her popular Instagram account The Kmart Lover out of her own personal passion
‘I wasn’t going to address this… but as you can probably tell, I’m sad, but that’s not from the thing that happened last night. It’s from my sister Krista’s beautiful words and the outpouring of love and support that you guys have given me,’ she said.
‘I’ve got a bad headache, I put it down to the stress that’s come from here. I’m not racist, I was purely talking about a bloody doona cover, and it does hurt, it hurts me.
‘I put some time into my page, it’s my page, I don’t get paid to tell you where the item is from. I don’t get paid to give you a swipe up link. I don’t get paid to show you what it would match with and so many of you ask things like that and I give you my views on it.’
After speaking out, Claire hit back at the nasty trolls by sharing a snap of herself sitting on her white quilt cover in her white Kmart outfit.
Over the weekend, Claire shared an innocent picture of her new Kmart waffle doona cover, with the captions ‘white is right’
Claire was left in tears after receiving nasty remarks for sharing her thoughts about a doona
‘This is me. On my white waffle quilt cover in my white outfit… Just a girl on a bed in what she considers a cool outfit sharing her love for home styling and fashion,’ she said.
‘Unshowered, heavy eyes from a bad headache, no make-up. Nothing more, nothing less. This week I have been trolled as being racist for saying “white is right” about the depicted doona cover.
‘I could stay quiet as some of you have suggested and not respond to any of these remarks but that is not me. I am strong. I am independent and I am taking a stance against this small minority of society that feel this behaviour is ok because it is not.’
Claire has since updated her caption to: ‘Can you beat a white quilt cover for a relaxing entrance to a bedroom? I love it.’
After speaking out, Claire hit back at the nasty trolls by sharing a snap of herself sitting on her white quilt cover in her white Kmart outfit
And not only was she accused of being racist, but Claire said she received nasty remarks for ‘having too many hats and contributing to landfill’.
‘I have been trolled for having too many clothes and that I should donate more, that I am wasteful, not thoughtful and that I should influence people in a far better way,’ she said.
She wanted to use her platform to speak out against bullies on behalf of those who ‘do not feel strong enough to have a voice’.
‘I am using my voice so that hopefully this changes the mindset of one person out there that has thought about writing something negative in any online forum,’ she said.
‘I am using my voice so that hopefully one less person becomes a victim to self-harm and/or suicide due to online trolling. This behaviour is not ok, it is not tolerated and it is time for it to stop.
‘It can be largely damaging, hurtful and is purely unkind.’