What else? Woke mob wants more blood after ‘Ultimate Karen’ fired for calling police on black man
“Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately,” Franklin Templeton tweeted on Tuesday in response to the video. “We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton.”
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.— Franklin Templeton (@FTI_US) May 26, 2020
The company previously put Cooper on administrative leave following the incident in Central Park.
In response to an incident involving an employee on May 25th, Franklin Templeton issued the following statement. pic.twitter.com/SSKqMVgEsP— Franklin Templeton (@FTI_Global) May 26, 2020
In the video, Cooper is told to put her dog on a leash. The visibly shaken woman then threatens to call the police and tell them “there is an African American man threatening my life.”
Cooper has been slammed as a racist, and even drawn criticism over appearing to choke her dog at one point in the video — the animal was removed from her custody.
Oh, when Karens take a walk with their dogs off leash in the famous Bramble in NY’s Central Park, where it is clearly posted on signs that dogs MUST be leashed at all times, and someone like my brother (an avid birder) politely asks her to put her dog on the leash. pic.twitter.com/3YnzuATsDm— Melody Cooper (@melodyMcooper) May 25, 2020
On top of her firing, Cooper has already issued an apology for the event in question, telling CNN she is “not a racist” and did not “mean any harm.”
But the same crowd that dubbed Cooper a racist is now flocking to social media to say losing her job is not enough to feed their insatiable desire to see someone cancelled.
“This is great,” one Twitter user said in reaction to the firing. “Will you be reviewing her record at the company for possible instances of workplace discrimination against colleagues?”
“And clients, for that matter?” she added.
And clients, for that matter?— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) May 26, 2020
“She knew exactly what she was doing. She wanted to see that black man executed by the police for daring to tell her to leash her dog,” another said.
Good call. Her tone in making that threat to lie about being threatened. Her emphasis on race. Her fake panic yelling on the phone with police. She knew exactly what she was doing. She wanted to see that black man executed by the police for daring to tell her to leash her dog.— 🇺🇸 John Anthony Castro (@realJohnACastro) May 26, 2020
We have seen that justice must be aided by private citizens using modern devices to record incidents; I am grateful that the corporate world is progressing along with its people.— ⚜️Rob Anderson for Louisiana (@RobAnderson2018) May 26, 2020
Others suggested Cooper should actually be arrested and charged.
That’s good but she needs to be ARRESTED for a false report.— Dpac (@lgprime) May 26, 2020
What these tweets hungry for more punishment may be missing are the further details to Cooper’s story that emerged from her apology. While few are defending Cooper’s erratic behavior in the video, some have come to her defense to say she had legitimate reason to be scared based on a comment reportedly said to her before a camera was ever rolling.
“Look, if you’re going to do what you want, I’m going to do what I want, but you’re not going to like it,” Christian Cooper — no relation — told the woman, as he himself recounted. He claims he wanted to produce some treats for the dog thereafter, but apparently never clarified his intent.Also on rt.com ‘Ultimate Karen’ calls cops on ‘dangerous’ black man who asked her to leash dog, gets put on leave after massive backlash (VIDEO)
“I didn’t know what that meant. When you’re alone in a wooded area, that’s absolutely terrifying, right?” Amy Cooper said.
Conservative journalist Jack Prosobiec highlighted the comments and accused Franklin Templeton of “throwing” Cooper to the “mob.”
She was threatened in the park and you threw her to the mob https://t.co/mp5NaOyHhV— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 26, 2020
Other users have similarly defended Cooper, only to find themselves collateral damage for those triggered by the video.
Wow. This tweet is why racism still exists. She literally walked right up to him while choking her dog to tell him "I'm going to tell them an African American man is threatening me". She was not afraid. She was pissed a black man told her to follow the rules. And you defend her? pic.twitter.com/4vuWMm2KUE— Jenn (@jennsandlynn) May 26, 2020
“You can survive an internet mob. You can’t possibly know the intentions of strange men threatening you,” wrote journalist Cassandra Fairbanks.
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