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Blogger says she’s not racist for writing ‘white is right’ about quilt cover


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A blogger who goes by Kmart Lover on social media has tearfully defended saying ‘white is right’ on a post about duvet covers.

Claire from Tasmania, Australia, uses her 112,000-strong Instagram account to share tips on affordable fashion and home styling.

When she uploaded a post of a waffle quilt cover with the words ‘white is right,’ she said some users felt it was racist.

She has since deleted the caption and written: ‘Can you beat a white quilt cover for a relaxing entrance to a bedroom? I love it!’

Claire revealed to her followers through her Stories that she was being branded a racist and a white supremacist for her caption.

Since the comments, which are not currently visible under the new caption, Claire has tearfully defended her words.

She said; ‘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.

‘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.’

The Kmart Lover said she was branded a racist for saying ‘white is right’ (Picture: Instagram/thekmartlover)

On her Stories, she said it was ‘a small minority’ of users who branded her a racist.

Claire continued: ‘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.

‘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.’

‘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.’

Claire encouraged social media users to be kind to one another as they may not know what people are going through.

‘I am using my voice so that hopefully one less person becomes a victim to self-harm and/or suicide due to online trolling,’ she said. ‘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.’

We’ve reached out to Claire for comment and will update this article if we hear back.

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