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Australia Day 2023: TikTok influencer Fidan Shevket targeted by Invasion Day trolls

A TikTok influencer and divorce lawyer has been targeted by vicious trolls just for telling her 131,000 followers about a restaurant’s Australia Day deal.

Fidan Shevket – who posts as Fidan_tok – recorded a paid restaurant review on the social media platform revealing his free prawn cocktail deal for Australia Day.

She says in the video, “This Australia Day, January 26, if you book a table at Kickin’ Inn restaurants, one of them, you get a free shrimp martini on the house.

“I need to let you know about that, because that’s part of the partnership — full disclosure.”

Thirty seconds into the video, she shows off the appetizer and adds, “This is the shrimp martini.” Look at the size of this damn thing!

“You get one for free if you book for Australia Day, okay?”

But that sparked a relentless hate campaign that saw her labeled a racist and personally attacked, and her law firm was the target of one-star hateful reviews.

Fidan Shevket (pictured) – who posts as Fidan_tok – recorded a paid restaurant review on the social media platform revealing his free prawn cocktail deal for Australia Day

“I’m not a racist and my offhand comments have been taken out of context,” the Sydney mother-of-twins told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday.

“I have certainly been misquoted and misunderstood. I didn’t even say Happy Australia Day!’

But the mere mention of Australia Day and promotion of the free deal at Crows Nest Kickin’ Inn cajun restaurant on Sydney’s north coast sparked outrage.

You fat ignorant COWWWWWW!!!! Go back on Tiktok and apologize! You don’t look good,’ someone told her.

TikTok influencer and divorce lawyer Fidan Shevket (pictured) was targeted by vicious trolls for telling her 131,000 followers about the restaurant's Australia Day deal

TikTok influencer and divorce lawyer Fidan Shevket (pictured) was targeted by vicious trolls for telling her 131,000 followers about the restaurant's Australia Day deal

TikTok influencer and divorce lawyer Fidan Shevket (pictured) was targeted by vicious trolls for telling her 131,000 followers about the restaurant’s Australia Day deal

She then recorded a second video to try and explain that she was simply using the name of the holiday on the calendar…but that caused even more commotion.

“I didn’t make up Australia Day, okay?” she said in the now-deleted video. It’s Australia Day on the calendar. I didn’t make it up. That’s just what it’s called.

“Now it’s not called an invasion day on the calendar. It’s called Australia Day. So I can call it that.

Second, it’s a holiday. I can celebrate a holiday. I’m all for the holiday. I love my holidays and it’s a family day.

“So I’ll spend a day with my family and have a nice day.”

Her law firm Fox and Staniland was then targeted by the trolls with a burst of one-starred reviews on Google, where the lawyer was again personally attacked.

Her law firm Fox and Staniland was then targeted by the trolls with a burst of one-starred reviews on Google, where the lawyer was again personally attacked

Her law firm Fox and Staniland was then targeted by the trolls with a burst of one-starred reviews on Google, where the lawyer was again personally attacked

Her law firm Fox and Staniland was then targeted by the trolls with a burst of one-starred reviews on Google, where the lawyer was again personally attacked

“The company should not associate itself with racists and bigots. It will always reflect badly on the business,” said one.

“Would not recommend going to this law firm and seeing an uneducated white supremacist lawyer thriving on her own privilege while working on indigenous lands,” added another.

“Fidan celebrates genocide… how can you trust someone like that. Awful!’ cursed one, while another added, “Fidan is ignorant and arrogant. Do it better.’

A third video to further clarify the earlier posts was also posted and later deleted after she told followers, “I’m still here despite a lot of people saying I should be cancelled, and they’re coming after me with pitchforks.

‘I’m still here. I reserve my right to express my opinion.’

Fedan Shevket was labeled racist and trolls said she supported genocide for referencing Australia Day

Fedan Shevket was labeled racist and trolls said she supported genocide for referencing Australia Day

Fedan Shevket was labeled racist and trolls said she supported genocide for referencing Australia Day

She told Daily Mail Australia: ‘All I did was promote a free prawn cocktail on January 26 as a paid partnership and say I love a holiday and will be spending it with my family.

“I don’t celebrate what the day means (I’m not waving an Australian flag in the harbor or condoning the slaughter of Indigenous peoples), but January 26 is a holiday that everyone should celebrate in their own way or NOT.

“Apparently that is racist and ignorant and disrespectful. It was not my intention to offend or offend anyone.

“I’m going to do another TikTok soon but didn’t want to do one today on a day when some people are grieving.”

She says she is comforted by the hundreds of messages of support she has received in the wake of the bitter row and is planning another video to apologize to anyone who was offended.

“Of course that was never my intention,” she added.

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