Christian Cooper is not down with the "cancel culture" that destroys the lives of people they disagree with.
Christian asked a white woman to leash her dog in Central Park, but the woman, named Amy Cooper (no relation), called 911 to complain that she felt "threatened" by a Black man.
"I'm going to tell them there's an African-American man threatening my life," she said to him while dialing.
Christian filmed her meltdown on his cellphone, and when the video went viral, her life was "canceled" by social media users. She lost her job and the animal shelter took back her dog.
Now Christian says social media went too far.
"It's a little bit of a frenzy, and I am uncomfortable with that. If our goal is to change the underlying factors, I am not sure that this young woman having her life completely torn apart serves that goal," he told the NY Times.
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
Others called for an end to the cancel culture phenomenon fueled by social media which doesn't believe in second chances.
Comedian Kevin Hart spoke out about cancel culture, saying "Nobody's going to be perfect."
"Life isn't over because people say it is, and that's what's been happening as of late," Kevin told Oprah on Instagram Live.
"It's like people determine when your end button is pushed, but that's not how it works. We need to lose that attitude and feeling and let people grow. People love to talk shit... people love to be negative, but guess what? They also love to be positive. But we only talk about the negative."
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