Christian Cooper accepts Amy Cooper’s apology, after he recorded her calling the police on him, and making false accusations in New York City’s Central Park on Memorial Day after he asked her to put her dog on a leash. He spoke to the The View on Thursday about her apology.
“I do accept her apology. It’s a first step. I think she’s got to do some reflection on what happened,” Cooper said. “Up until the moment when she made that statement and made that phone call, it was just a conflict between a birder and a dog-walker. And then she took it to a very dark place, and I think she’s got to sort of examine why and how that happened.”
“I think her apology is sincere,” Christian also told CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday night. “I’m not sure that in that apology she recognizes that while she may not be or consider herself a racist, that particular act was definitely racist,” he said.
Take a look at what he had to say.
Christian Cooper, the Central Park birdwatcher whose video of his interaction with a white dog walker went viral, tells us he accepts the woman’s apology: “It’s a first step. I think she’s gotta do some reflection.”
— The View (@TheView) May 28, 2020