Claira Janover, a Harvard 2021 graduate, recently got fired from Deloitte due to a 20-second TikTok video.
In the video, Janover says, “the next person who has the sheer nerve, the sheer entitled caucasity to say All Lives Matter, I’m gonna stab you. While you are struggling and bleeding out, I’m gonna show you my paper cut and say ‘my cuts matter too’.” Later that day, Janover declared that this was a joke. While she wants to get the message across, the act of stabbing is an analogy, not a real threat. However, the word “stab” has different levels of meaning to different people. Some people took the issue seriously and feel that Janover posted a threat to their lives. Eventually, this issue blew up on the internet.
After the first video, Claira claimed that she had received death threats, rape threats, and violent threats from Trump supporters. In a follow-up video, she was in tears as she disclosed, “Trump supporters just took my job away from me. My future is entirely compromised because Trump supporters have decided to come for my life.” Additionally, Janover also criticizes Deloitte for being hypocritical. The company claims to “stand against systemic bias, racism, and unequal treatment.” However, Janover feels that the company’s decision to fire her goes against the company’s belief. Deloitte has not yet responded to the matter.
Regarding this incident, people have various opinions. Janover’s supporters say they, “shame on Deloitte for trying to suppress free speech and human rights.”
On the other hand, some users reminded the TikToker of the sensitive wording she used. Some are also angry that Janover grouped the opposite side as if they are all Trump supporters. One user said, “Deloitte has done the right thing. They fired [Janover] for her graphic death threat made to anyone who does not agree with her.”
#Deloitte has done the right thing. They did not fire Claira because she supported BLM, they fired her for her graphic death threat made to anyone who does not agree with her.
People have been cancelled for far less. #ClairaJanover
— General Kenobi (@ImALawyerISwear) July 2, 2020
Another user commented, “It wasn’t the BLM, it was you referring to STABBING people! It works two ways. You gotta be careful of what you say”
“Harvard girl was just joking!” pic.twitter.com/HBw1Bpyq38
— Ashley StClair 🇺🇸 (@stclairashley) July 2, 2020
Clearly, the internet had a debate on whether it was an analogy or a threat. Some people questioned whether the #canceled culture helps or harms society more. Some people blame it on karma. What do you think? Comment down below. For more social media news, follow WhatsTrending.
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