A Harvard graduate who claims she was fired from her ‘dream job’ at Deloitte after saying she’d ‘stab’ anyone who told her ‘all lives matter’ in a TikTok video was never actually employed by the firm, it has emerged.
Claira Janover, 22, tearfully claimed on Wednesday that supporters of Donald Trump ‘took my job away from me’ by agitating for her firing, in response to the video.
In the clip she threatens to ‘stab’ anyone who says ‘all lives matter’.
Deloitte, however, have confirmed that she was never an employee of the company.
Instead she was scheduled to complete an internship with them later this summer, which the company rescinded.
Jonathan Gandal, a managing director at the firm, said Janover ‘has never been an employee of our organization’.
He said she was instead ‘formerly scheduled for a two-week internship later this summer.’
Gandal said the offer of an internship was withdrawn because they have a company policy forbidding threatening violence.
‘Deloitte unequivocally stands against the legacy of systemic bias, racism, and unequal treatment that continues to plague our communities,’ he said.
‘We encourage and support our colleagues to speak out on these issues of critical importance to society, but our policies strictly prohibit invoking or threatening violence.’
‘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, who graduated in May with a degree in government and psychology, posted a TikTok video earlier this week where she said angrily: ‘The next person who has the nerve to tell me all lives matter… Imma stab you.
‘Imma stab you and while you’re bleeding out, imma show you my paper cut and say, “my cut matters too.”‘
She claimed it was a ‘satirical analogy’, which was mistakenly taken at ‘face value’.
The video went viral and many critics called for her to be fired because of it.
On Wednesday night, Janover returned to the video-sharing app to blame Trump supporters for ‘taking’ her job from her.
‘I know this is what Trump supporters wanted because standing up for Black Lives Matter put me in a place online to be seen by millions of people,’ she said.
‘The job that I worked really hard to get and meant a lot to me just called me and fired me because of everything
According to Janover’s LinkedIn page, she is a Government and Psychology graduate from Harvard University
‘I don’t know if everyone seen but my Black Lives Matter videos have been circulating a lot, they were picked up by conservatives and spread and shared and people were demanding that I be fired which I just got the job I worked really hard for.
‘I’m still not going to stop talking about and defend Black Lives Matter. You cant take away my spirit and my devotion for human rights,’ she said.
In a second video, she sobbed: ‘Trump supporters took my job away from me.’
She then accused Deloitte of ‘cowardice’ and said she was going to be ‘an indelible change in the world’.
‘Trump supporters just took my job away from me. I have gotten death threats, rape threats, violent threats and it’s OK but now it’s just like my future is entirely compromised because Trump supporters have decided to come for my life. You guys suck.
‘I’m too strong for you. I am too strong for any of you, All Lives Matter racist Trump supporters. It sucks but it doesn’t suck as much as systemic racism.
‘And I’m not going to stop using my platform to advocate for it.
‘I’m sorry Deloitte that you can’t see that.
‘That you were cowardice enough to fight somebody who is going to make an indelible change in the world and is going to have an impact.’
Other youngsters who work at Deloitte or are due to leaped to her defense and started tweeting using the hashtag #FireMeToo, saying Janover had been fired for defending the Black Lives Matter movement.
In the original clip, Janover, who has 113,000 followers, can be heard saying: ‘The next person who has the sheer nerve, the sheer entitled caucasity to say ‘all lives matter’, imma stab you.
‘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.
The ‘all lives 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.
‘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 and that it was ‘obvious’ she never intended to hurt anyone.
‘#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.
Janover attended Branford High School in Connecticut where she was the president of the environmental club, debate club, chemistry club and where she took part in a model UN.
She was due to graduate this year and start working.
Now, other youngsters who are due to start working at Deloitte have started tweeting with the hashtag #FireMeToo.
They are standing in solidarity with her, claiming Deloitte fired her for expressing her views.
They are also encouraging people to donate to her on Venmo or GoFundMe, saying she ‘is at great financial and physical risk’.
Others leaped to Janover’s defense and started a GoFundMe campaign for her where they are collecting donations, saying she is at ‘great financial and physical risk’