Aussie Influencer Emma Claiir announces she's leaving social media following animal scandal
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Aussie influencer Emma Claiir has announced that she will leave social media for the foreseeable future after her cat-killing scandal.
Yesterday (June 27), Claiir issued a statement to 105,000 followers that she would be stepping down from social media after being sent death threats.
“As most of you know I gave birth on the 12.4.23 to the most amazing, precious little boy and he changed my life completely,” she said in the lengthy post.
“I was so excited to share my life with you all, share where things were from and just be real with my postpartum journey and experiences with my baby.
“But unfortunately that all became not possible when I shared a story from when I was kid on my podcast. I quickly became canceled and the death threats started rolling in.
“I lost my job, my mental health was impacted massively and people were just having a laugh about it.
“I suddenly began to feel unsafe in my own bubble, I started to feel unsafe in my own home, my anxiety was through the roof when I went out in public, I was constantly feeling violated, the death threats became louder and the lies and rumours also became louder.”
Claiir faced significant backlash in April after confessing to killing her pet cats as a child.
While speaking on the Simply Chaotic podcast, which she co-hosts, she said: "I killed my cat... My sister did not speak to me for months and my mum was f**king fuming at me, and yeah, I killed it.
"I was swinging my cat around. Like, I was thinking it was just a stuffed toy. And I accidentally let go of it. And then, if you really want to know more about me, I also killed my best friend’s cat."
After her remarks, the influencer was met with a barrage of hate comments online and was swiftly dropped by beauty brand MCoBeauty.