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An influencer has apologized for her Nazi past. Here's how the situation unfolded.

Lindsay Dodgson   

An influencer has apologized for her Nazi past. Here's how the situation unfolded.
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Lucy Molloy has apologized for her Nazi past.    Lucy Molloy / YouTube
  • Influencer Lucy Molloy has removed her Instagram page of nearly 200,000 followers after her old social media posts resurfaced.
  • Screenshots of the posts emerged where she talked about being a Nazi, wearing Nazi clothes, and made racist comments.
  • Molloy issued an apology claiming she was not racist and the posts were made when she was a lot younger.
  • However, she later posted another statement, claiming a wave of Nazism had gone through her hometown when she was growing up, which she'd gotten swept up in.
  • Molloy's husband Dan Molloy was also affected and stepped down from his job as a tattoo artist.

Influencer Lucy Molloy, who is known for her tattoos, has apologized for her Nazi past and removed her Instagram page that had almost 200,000 followers.

Molloy issued a statement when some of her old social media posts resurfaced, claiming she was not racist and she was very young at the time. She later blamed a "wave of Nazi ideology" that she got swept up in.

"PAY ATTENTION TO WHO YOU FOLLOW!!!" said a Twitter user called Abi who shared screenshots of Molloy's Facebook page. "[Molloy] is hiding and deleting comments about her racist past and refusing discussion by turning off comments on her apology. I've been blocked for calling it out so I though twitter might be able to do something."

According to the screenshots, in one status from 2011, Molloy posted about the "awkward moment" of being unable to take off her sweater because she was wearing a Nazi singlet underneath.

"Hilter is great," she wrote in comments below a post. "I am sorry that there has been nazi flags in my house for over a year, it's how we are."

There's also an alleged discussion between Molloy and friends apparently mourning another white supremacist.

"I'm wearing a swastika t-shirt just for him," she said. "WHITE PRIDE WORLD WIDE. For Chris <3"

In one post from six years ago, Molloy seemed to congratulate Hilter on killing "as many humans as he did before he died."

"Stick to your goals yeah hitlerrrr," she said.

Molloy issued an apology, saying she didn't realize the implications of her words at the time and had now deleted the posts.

"I am not racist and never have been," she said. "I didn't understand how serious what I was posting at the time was. I'd like to apologise for what I wrote. I have also sent a private message to the account posting the screen shots apologizing and explaining myself."

She continued, saying mistakes she made as a teenager don't define who she is now and she was truly sorry. The apology and Molloy's whole Instagram page have now been removed. She did not respond to Insider's request for comment.

Molloy posted a much longer statement when people criticized her lack of transparency about the situation. Over four Instagram slides, she wrote that a "small wave of Nazi ideology" swept through the hardcore scene in her hometown when she was 16.

"A group of much older skinheads were grooming kids towards white supremacy, and I was one of few who were stupid, vulnerable and insecure about their identity enough that it caught on," she said. "We were called out by the people around us on the seriousness of the things we were saying and we stopped saying them. There was a period of healing and a few memorable discussions in our community and eventually it faded into an unpleasant memory."

She said all the people she knew from back then have grown into "politically conscious and compassionate adults" who understand what a threat white supremacy is to the world.

"I want to learn and be able to look back in 10 years and be more proud of the ally I became than the ignorant racist I was," she said. "I'm deeply sorry."

However, several people on social media have said they don't remember a wave of Nazism spreading through Perth in Australia, where Molloy is from.

"This 2011 wave of Nazi ideology in hardcore never happened," one person commented underneath Molloy's post. "Nazis have never been welcome at hardcore shows, here or anywhere."

"Lucy Molloy forgets a lot of us we were all in the scene," said another Perth resident on Twitter, who was part of the community from 2008 to 2017. "Literally there were no nazis ever present or ever welcome at shows."

One internet sleuth said it also wasn't true that the posts were all made by Molloy when she was 16.

"Some of them are from when she was 21," they wrote. "Even as a 16 year old, you're definitely old enough to understand that racism is not okay."

Molloy's husband, Dan Molloy, has also been caught up in the revelations about her past. He posted on his Instagram, which has also been removed, that he had stepped down as a tattoo artist at Golden Panther Tattoo.

The studio also posted a statement, saying they had made a donation to The Healing Foundation and would continue to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

"We have reached out to the Molloys and encourage them to make comment," the statement said. "We wish to move forward, closing the conversation and affiliation with the Molloys."

Both the Molloys have remained silent since deleted their social media pages.

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