Amy Cooper, the woman who called the police on a black man in Central Park and blatantly lied about him threatening her life, is now apologizing.
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Cooper, was walking her dog, Henry, unleashed in Ramble in Central Park when an avid birdwatcher, Christian Cooper, asked her to leash her dog (which is a rule of the park).
Amy feverishly called the police and warned Christian, “I’m going to tell them there’s an African American man threatening my life.”
And that’s exactly what she did! She called and instantly turned on her Karen In Distress act!
The video went viral and within hours, internet sleuths had figured out her identity, her place of employment and where she got her dog.
Franklin Templeton issued a statement on Tuesday saying Amy Cooper had been terminated.
Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately. We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton.
See the original tweet below:
Henry, the poor dog that was being dragged and choked to death while his owner was trying to file a false police report, has been returned to the shelter from which he was rescued.
Now that Amy Cooper’s world has dissolved quicker than a Listerine strip, she’s issued an apology through CNN, and said she isn’t a racist.
I’m not a racist. I did not mean to harm that man in any way.
I think I was just scared. When you’re alone in the Ramble, you don’t know what’s happening. It’s not excusable, it’s not defensible.
As adults, I think we all know an apology doesn’t magically fix anything.
Actress Kyla Pratt weighed in tweeting:
The damage has already been done, Amy Cooper. The world saw you.
Now, you must live with the results of your Karenisms.