The "Girl With No Job," aka Claudia Oshry Soffer, really has no job now that Oath has canceled The Morning Breath, the YouTube and Facebook Live show she hosted with her sister Jackie Oshry of @JackieOProblems fame. Why? The Daily Beast figured out these Instagram stars' mother is Pamela Geller, an "anti-Islam activist" and "hate-monger" who "has built a career off leveraging the media to incite outrage with her racist, Islamophobic comments."
The Southern Poverty Law Center has called Pamela's rhetoric "hate speech" and has outlined not just her offenses but also her life so far. After marrying Michael Oshry in 1990, Pamela ended her career in newspaper publishing and focused on raising their kids. She and Michael divorced in 2007, and he died of a heart attack the following year.
Pamela first came to prominence for her opposition to the Park 51 Islamic Center in New York City, which she deemed the "Ground Zero Mosque." She's also taken aim at former President Barack Obama, claiming that he was involved with a "crack whore," that his birth certificate was forged, and that his mother posed nude for pornographic photos.
Her extremist blog posts soon made her a fixture on conservative radio and TV shows, giving her an even bigger platform for her offensive views. "Muslim immigration is tied directly to Islamic terror," she claimed on an October 2017 episode of Priority Talk Radio. "If there's no Muslim immigration, you would not have Islamic terror."
As we've previously reported, Pamela's daughters aren't exactly innocent in all this. Not only did Claudia and Jackie and their sisters Olivia and Margo try to hide the identity of their mom, as The Daily Beast pointed out, but Claudia has even posted anti-Muslim tweets of her own.
"I can't help but feel like I'm funding terrorism when I take a cab," Claudia tweeted in 2014. (Other hateful tweets of hers read, "Homeless people smell, like, so bad. Like, get a job," and, "I, like, can't hang out with the gays or the retards. Someone always ends up insulted.")
Oath, the parent company of Yahoo! and AOL, took swift action. "The Morning Breath, an Oath social media show, is being canceled immediately," a spokesperson told Life & Style in a statement. "We have launched an internal investigation and will take other appropriate steps based on the results of the investigation."
In a statement provided to The Daily Beast, the sisters tried to distance themselves from their mother. "We want to be clear to our audience and fans that our political and cultural beliefs are not anti-Muslim or anti-anyone," they wrote. "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."
Still, as the site noted, the sisters vacation with their mother and regularly spend time with her. And instead of denouncing Pamela's views before this week, they hid her from their social media channels and apparently hoped their fans wouldn't connect the dots.