Woman Photographed Pretending to Put Up Plywood in Santa Monica Has Reportedly Been Canned

Caught on video, she was shamed by everyone from Pink to LeBron for her self-promotional stunt

Days after a video showing a young white woman pretending to help repair a Santa Monica shop that was damaged last weekend went viral, the clout-seeker has reportedly been canned from her position at conservative news organization Washington Examiner.

First identified as Fiona Moriarty-McLaughlin, or @factswithfiona, by New York Times scribe Taylor Lorenz, Moriarty-McLaughlin is seen borrowing a man’s power drill as he boards up the storefront and posing with the tool as if performing community service while another man snaps her picture before the pair takes off in a black Mercedes.

Moriarty-McLaughlin—who’s listed in the College Fix as a senior at UC Santa Barbara and has worked for The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard—was a summer intern at the Examiner but the College Fix, which helped her land the gig, has now put the kibosh on that deal.

“Moriarty-McLaughlin is no longer an intern with the Washington Examiner,” a spokesperson told Fox News. “The College Fix informed us that it has canceled her summer internship at the Washington Examiner with immediate effect.”

Although Moriarty-McLaughlin deleted her Twitter account and made her Instagram account private soon after the June 1 video was published, it’s gotten more than 24 million views. Among those viewers were several celebs who were none too amused by her antics.

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay tweeted, “You know what? I’m… I think I’m gonna put Twitter away for a few minutes before I throw this phone across the room,” which LeBron James retweeted.


Meanwhile, Pink wondered, “What is wrong with these entitled assholes?! Who the fuck are you and who are your parents you horrible person. How can anyone defend this???!!!”

So far, Moriarty-McLaughlin has made no comment.

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