Following a viral video in which she can be seen calling the police on an African-American man in New York City’s Central Park this week, Amy Cooper has apologized and is claiming she is “not a racist.”
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The backlash was quick and severe as video of her reaction spread on social media. She told Christian Cooper that she would be “taking a picture and calling the cops” to “tell them there’s an African-American man threatening” her life.
Christian Cooper said he was filming Amy Cooper — no relation — because she was in violation of rules mandating that all dogs in the park be on a leash.
The woman attempted to explain her behavior in a public apology.
“I think I was just scared,” she said. “When you’re alone in the Ramble, you don’t know what’s happening. It’s not excusable; it’s not defensible.”
Christian Cooper responded to her apology, saying that “if it’s genuine and if she plans on keeping her dog on a leash in the Ramble going forward, then we have no issues with each other.”