*Christian Cooper, the Black man who has now become famous for his affection for bird watching and how he handled a white woman who falsely called the cops on him after he asked her to leash her pup in Central Park, now says he’s not so sure firing her makes any difference.
As we previously reported, Amy Cooper, white woman infamously dubbed ‘Central Park Karen’ has been fired from a New York City investment management company, where she was employed.
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HU Staff: Kecia Gayle @kecia.kae As we previously reported, the woman who told a 911 operator there was an “African American man threatening my life” on Monday after Christian Cooper simply asked her to put her dog on a leash while walking in Central Park, has been fired from her investment firm at Franklin Templeton. ______________________________________________________________ The victim, Christian Cooper, 57, who is not related to Amy Cooper, 41, is speaking out to share what was going through his mind during the Monday incident. While speaking with The New York Daily News, Christian, who filmed her telling cops there’s “an African American man threatening my life,” said he can’t really see how her firing “addresses the underlying racial issues.” He went on to explain that it doesn’t solve a wider issue of what’s going on in New York as well as the United States as a whole. ______________________________________________________________ “I’m not sure how I feel about that,” Christian told the new site on Tuesday. “I can’t see how that addresses the underlying issues. I think it’s important to move beyond this instance and this one individual, adding that “too much focus has been put on her when it really is about the underlying issues that have plagued this city and this country for centuries. Racial issues.” Christan said that despite Amy’s actions, he felt he couldn’t judge whether she truly is racist but suggested the action she took on Monday was definitely a sign of using her white privilege and possibly racism. ?? ______________________________________________________________ Read more at hollywoodunlocked.com ?: Photo Credit: Facebook ______________________________________________________________ If you have a tip or suggestion, or want to talk to us about this story, Text the word “TIP” to 1-310-388-6463!
Cooper is the woman seen on a viral video calling the police and straight-up lying on Christian, whose only “crime” was asking her to put her dog on a leash in New York’s Central Park.
“I’m not sure how I feel about that,” Christian told The New York Daily News on Tuesday. “I can’t see how that addresses the underlying issues. I think it’s important to move beyond this instance and this one individual, adding that “too much focus has been put on her when it really is about the underlying issues that have plagued this city and this country for centuries. Racial issues.”
Christan said while he can’t gauge whether Amy is racist from her actions and reaction, she certainly asserted her “white privilege.”