We all know Ben Shapiro as the YouTube host and conservative commentator who frequently makes headlines for his controversial statements. However, he is not the only person in his family to voice his opinions and gather social media attention. His sister, Abigail, is equally popular on the social media platform for the same reasons.
Popularly known as Classically Abby, the content creator, and conservative influencer call herself a traditional woman with traditional values. Here is everything to know about Abigail and the sensational events that surrounded her.
Who is Abigail Shapiro?
Abigail Shapiro, or Classically Abby, was born in Florida and raised in Manhattan in an Orthodox Jewish family. Besides Ben, Abigail has another sibling. Her sister Milly Shapiro is an actress. From a very early age, she and her family discovered her skill for singing, following which she pursued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music.
Today, she has racked up thousands of followers on her social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook, and YoutTube. Besides her musical talent, Abby discusses several topics on her socials, including makeup tutorials, memes, rants, and other conversations about politics, pregnancy, gender, and modern life.
Abigail Shapiro is a Conservative Social Media Influencer
Many users on social media platforms know Abigail as a conservative social media influencer. The female started her career as a singer after training in the musical school. She performed as an opera singer. The multitalented Abby was also offered a job in a play, which is when she began her acting career. Abby continued singing and acting passionately until the Covid-19 pandemic tore the world in bits and pieces.
Following the effects of the pandemic, Abigail lost her job as an actor and singer as the companies did not allow live performances. But every cloud has a silver lining! Hence, the end of her career urged her to switch to other opportunities, including YouTube. Although the channel ‘Classically Abby’ was created in 2019, she started engaging actively in it in 2020.
Today, Abby uses her channel to voice her conservative opinions and give advice to women. Her strict views about how ‘classic’ or ‘lady-like’ a woman should behave are often dissed by the users. She has marketed herself as the first conservative influencer, despite her similarity of content with other influencers who have been fielding on the same ground for years.
Abigail is the Center of Many Controversies
Abigail Shapiro has been the center of many controversies throughout her time as an influencer. The reason is the content she produces. Her YouTube banner tagline is ‘Classic Living and Traditional Values’.
Her traditional values are highlighted in videos like, “Ladies, it’s time to RESPECT your man.” And “The Big LIE I realized About Women and Careers.” Besides both of these, there are many other conservative videos you will spot on her channel. Owing to such content, many users on social media platforms have called Abigail an anti-feminist.
When She Released a Sensational Statement about Madonna
Looks like the controversies never stop chasing Abigail. In December 2021, she became the highlight on several social media platforms after comparing Madonna and Nancy Reagan in a controversial tweet. The tweet went viral in no time. It reads:
“This is Madonna at 63. This is Nancy Reagan at 64. Trashy living vs. Classic living. Which version of yourself do you want to be?”
A year before she tweeted about Madonna, Abigail also caused a stir when slamming Taylor Swift for her song ‘The Man’, which takes a dig at gender inequality. She stated that she used to be a fan before Taylor Swift turned into an SJW or Social Justice Warrior. Following this, she received a lot of flak from many Taylor Swift fans.
Abigail Shapiro is Being Trolled by the Users
Because of her conservative approach to living and controversial statements, Abigail becomes a victim of extensive online antisemitic bullying and trolling now and then. She attributes some of this outrage to her political beliefs.
In April 2020, she released a video titled “Why I Came out as Conservative: Conservative Women NEED a Community.”
She also seems to be following in her brother’s footsteps of becoming a conservative commentator. But unlike her brother, her approach to spreading her thoughts and viewpoints is more ladylike.
What is Abigail’s Social Media Status?
Abigail Shapiro has over 96k subscribers on YouTube. Her bio reads, “a wife, an opera singer, an entrepreneur, a YouTuber, and your guide to becoming the classic woman you have always wanted to be.”
On her official Twitter account, she has 60k followers, and 34k followers on her Instagram. Her bio reads, “Let’s be classic” and emphasizes her belief in the importance of adopting a conservative lifestyle based on tradition and femininity.
An Active Speaker About Pregnancy
Besides her political content, Abigail has been active in posting more lifestyle content, including her pregnancy. She made vlogs about the early days of her first son’s life. She is also spotted posting tips for people looking to get pregnant or women who are currently pregnant, and shares many stories about motherhood and vlogs with her husband about parenting, breastfeeding, and raising the family.
Little-Known Facts About Abigail Shapiro
- Abigail Shapiro was born on the 9th of November 1992. As of February 2023, she is 30 years old.
- She is married to Jacob Roth since the 28th of May, 2018, and has a child (a son).
- During her stint with acting, Abigail played the role of Miriam Aronowitch in the 2007 movie called A Light for Greytowers. Her character was of a young Jewish orphan in the Victorian era who must fight her ruthless matron, who is determined to obliterate any memories of Jewish life from the brains of the orphans under her care.
- After her 2007 movie, Abigail appeared in a television show called Glee in 2012.
- Both Ben and Abigail are related to Matilda star Mara Wilson, though the relatives do not share a good rapport following their contradicting political views. Mara even blocked Ben from her social media handle.
- Abigail operates a Substack Newsletter where she emails blogs and recommendations to her followers, including books and podcasts, and carries out question-and-answer sessions.