A journalist for the Washington Examiner has deactivated her social media accounts after a video of her pretending to board up a Santa Monica, Ca., business went viral on Monday.
In the video, journalist Fiona McLaughlin could be seen posing with a power drill in hand as her boyfriend took a video.
“Good job guys, BLM!” she said to the camera as she staged the act of community service after Sunday’s protests turned into looting.
The woman then thanked a man and drove away in a black Mercedes.
McLaughlin was outed by New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz on Twitter shortly after the video clip started going viral with a post from actor Johnny Sibilly.
The video gained attention after being retweeted by Ava DuVernay who was then retweeted by LeBron James.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 2, 2020
Following the backlash, her social media accounts were made private Monday before being deleted overnight, reports CBSLA.