The teenage girl who recorded the viral video of George Floyd’s tragic death, says she traumatized by the online backlash she’s receiving. According to TMZ, 17-year-old Darnella Frazier shared the original clip, and after posting the video she has received a lot of criticism for not intervening while the police offer held his knee on Floyd’s neck. .
She posted, “I don’t expect anyone who wasn’t placed in my position to understand why and how I feel the way that I do,” Frazier wrote on Facebook. “I am a minor! 17 years old, of course I’m not about to fight off a cop I’m SCARED wtf. I don’t give 2 fucks about what y’all would’ve did because was y’all there?? NO. Fighting would’ve got someone else killed or in the same position George (may he rest in peace) was in. If it wasn’t for me 4 cops would’ve still had their jobs, causing other problems.”
“My video went world wide for everyone to see and know! His family was reached out to! The police most definitely would’ve swept it under the rug with a cover up story,” Darnella continued. “Instead of bashing me, THANK ME! Because that could’ve been one of your loved ones and you would want to see the truth as well.”
In an interview with NowThis, Frazier said she’s been overwhelmed since she witnessed Floyd’s death. “I watched this man die. I was the one that was recording the whole thing. I’ve seen him die,” she said. “I posted the video last night, and it just went viral. And everybody’s asking me how do I feel? I don’t know how to feel. … It’s so sad, bro. This man was literally right here, 8 p.m. yesterday.” Take a look at the video below.