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Christian Cooper Speaks Out: Says the Issue is Bigger Than Firing ‘Central Park Karen’ (Amy Cooper)

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*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!

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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.”

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Carl Crawford Just Wants Megan The Stallion is to Honor Her Contract; Unsure About ‘Personal Stuff’

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*In a new interview with Heavy, Carl Crawford talks his professional and personal relationship with Megan Thee Stallion, claiming he wants her to settle her contractual issues, and adding that he’s unsure about their “personal stuff.”

The 1501 Certified Entertainment founder says, “Well, the media makes it look like that we parted ways. But we’re still in heavy talk. We’re still contractually together, so of course we want her to do well. You don’t want her to do bad because it’s not going to benefit us if she does bad, you know? So, we want her to do well. We just want her to honor her contract. That’s the whole big deal behind the situation.”

“They didn’t want to honor her contract but, they wanted to switch a few things and they never talked to me about it; they just sent the lawyers to me and all that stuff so… it was just really one of those deals to where you just – things kind of went left and it’s just unfortunate. Oh yeah there’s going to be a resolution as far as like you know, trying to get the contract renegotiated or whatever like that. We’ll definitely handle the business part but, just far as the personal stuff… I don’t really know about that. The business part is what we’re working on so we’ll definitely take care of that hopefully soon. We did that situation and that’ll take care of itself at one point and everybody can move on. That’s the best for everybody in my mind.”

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HU Staff: Ariela Anís @ari.anis In a new interview with heavy., Carl Crawford talks his professional and personal relationship with Megan Thee Stallion, claiming he wants her to settle her contractual issues, and adding that he’s unsure about their “personal stuff.” ___________________________________________________ The 1501 Certified Entertainment founder says, “Well, the media makes it look like that we parted ways. But we’re still in heavy talk. We’re still contractually together, so of course we want her to do well. You don’t want her to do bad because it’s not going to benefit us if she does bad, you know? So, we want her to do well. We just want her to honor her contract. That’s the whole big deal behind the situation.” ___________________________________________________ “They didn’t want to honor her contract but, they wanted to switch a few things and they never talked to me about it; they just sent the lawyers to me and all that stuff so… it was just really one of those deals to where you just – things kind of went left and it’s just unfortunate. Oh yeah there’s going to be a resolution as far as like you know, trying to get the contract renegotiated or whatever like that. We’ll definitely handle the business part but, just far as the personal stuff… I don’t really know about that. The business part is what we’re working on so we’ll definitely take care of that hopefully soon. We did that situation and that’ll take care of itself at one point and everybody can move on. That’s the best for everybody in my mind.” ___________________________________________________ Read more at hollywoodunlocked.com 📸 heavy. __________________________________________________ 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

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Amber Rose Teaching 7-Yr-Old Son About Sex and Periods: ‘I’m Not Hiding NOTHING from (Him)’

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*Amber Rose is making sure that she is the best parent to her son by teaching him important life lessons at an early age.

While appearing on Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk,” show, the star revealed she has already discussed topics of consent, women’s health, and sex with her 7-year-old son Sebastian.

“He knows everything,” Rose said. “I’m not hiding nothing from my son. My son knows what a period is.” She shared that he even comes and sits in the bathroom with her to talk and will ask, ‘Mommy, do you have your period?’ Rose said she makes sure to answer her son honestly: “I’m like, ‘No, not right now, but I will.’ And he’s like, ‘Do you need a tampon? Do you need a pad?’ I say that to say my son who is seven, and I don’t feel like it’s too soon. Because once he hits 13 and the girls in his classroom are getting their periods, and the boys are like that’s disgusting, she’s bleeding, he’ll be like, ‘That’s nothing.’”

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HU Staff: Kecia Gayle Kecia.Kae Amber Rose is making sure that she is the best parent to her son by teaching him important life lessons at an early age. _________________________________________________ While appearing on Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk,” show, the star revealed she has already discussed topics of consent, women’s health, and sex with her 7-year-old son Sebastian. __________________________________________________ “He knows everything,” Rose said. “I’m not hiding nothing from my son. My son knows what a period is.” She shared that he even comes and sits in the bathroom with her to talk and will ask, ‘Mommy, do you have your period?’ Rose said she makes sure to answer her son honestly: “I’m like, ‘No, not right now, but I will.’ And he’s like, ‘Do you need a tampon? Do you need a pad?’ I say that to say my son who is seven, and I don’t feel like it’s too soon. Because once he hits 13 and the girls in his classroom are getting their periods, and the boys are like that’s disgusting, she’s bleeding, he’ll be like, ‘That’s nothing.’” ___________________________________________________ Read more at hollywoodunlocked.com 📸: Getty Images __________________________________________________ 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

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Tyler Perry Responds to Critics of His Creations: ‘Are Y’all Looking At Ratings?’

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*Some of the best classic films and shows have been created by Tyler Perry. While some fans can’t get enough of them, others believe they offer stereotypical or negative depictions of Black people. In recent months, Perry has been criticized for his writing, with some claiming that all of his work continue to cover the same topics.

In a new cover story for Variety, Perry speaks about many things including the backlash over his work in entertainment. He told the outlet: “When I hear that kind of stuff, I’m thinking, ‘Are y’all looking at the ratings? Do you understand that the audience is in love with this?’” he says. “Because if you’re complaining about my writing, you’re not the audience. My audience loves the way that it’s done and the way the stories are told. And from the beginning, it’s always been about being true to them.”

He went on to say, “I grew up with a man who criticized me and said all kinds of horrible things to me every day of my life. And if that 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-year-old, beautiful kid can endure that and find a way, what kind of man would I be to be hurt or bothered by some other criticism?” he explains. “I never see a lot of it, but if it does get to me, I look for truth in it. There’s a lot of it that’s just vitriolic; that’s just ‘I’m going to hate on him because he’s Tyler Perry.’ I get that. But when there’s truth in the criticism, like, ‘Why did he do this, this and this?’ I go, ‘Hmm, let me think about that.

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HU Staff: Kecia Gayle Kecia.Kae Some of the best classic films and shows have been created by Tyler Perry. While some fans can’t get enough of them, others believe they offer stereotypical or negative depictions of Black people. In recent months, Perry has been criticized for his writing, with some claiming that all of his work continue to cover the same topics. _________________________________________________ In a new cover story for Variety, Perry speaks about many things including the backlash over his work in entertainment. He told the outlet: “When I hear that kind of stuff, I’m thinking, ‘Are y’all looking at the ratings? Do you understand that the audience is in love with this?’” he says. “Because if you’re complaining about my writing, you’re not the audience. My audience loves the way that it’s done and the way the stories are told. And from the beginning, it’s always been about being true to them.” __________________________________________________ He went on to say, “I grew up with a man who criticized me and said all kinds of horrible things to me every day of my life. And if that 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-year-old, beautiful kid can endure that and find a way, what kind of man would I be to be hurt or bothered by some other criticism?” he explains. “I never see a lot of it, but if it does get to me, I look for truth in it. There’s a lot of it that’s just vitriolic; that’s just ‘I’m going to hate on him because he’s Tyler Perry.’ I get that. But when there’s truth in the criticism, like, ‘Why did he do this, this and this?’ I go, ‘Hmm, let me think about that.’” ___________________________________________________ Read more at hollywoodunlocked.com 📸: Getty Images __________________________________________________ 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

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