A shocking social media post cost one young actress her job — and rightfully so!
Jason Rivera was one of two New York City police officers killed in the line of duty during an ambush earlier this month in Harlem.
Scores of locals showed up to pay their respect as his body was transported through the streets of the Big Apple.
While most New Yorkers were concerned about the family he and fellow fallen officer Wilbert Mora left behind, Jacqueline Guzman was more upset about the traffic.
In fact, the anti-cop actress posted a profane social media video in which she complained about the amount of attention Rivera’s death has received.
As the New York Daily News explained:
In the video, Guzman is seen walking in the street and saying officials “do not need to shut down most of Lower Manhattan because one cop died for probably doing his job incorrectly.”
“They kill people who are under 22 every single day for no good reason and we don’t shut down the city for them,” Guzman said.
“This is f–king ridiculous,” she continued. “What if somebody’s having a heart attack in this area? Nobody can get to them because it’s all blocked off for one f–king cop.”
Of course, Guzman quickly deleted the offensive video when she realized that most decent Americans found her views despicable.
The damage had already been done, though.
Her employer, Face to Face Films, subsequently announced that she had been fired, leading to widespread celebration on social media.
— Sammy Ravelo (@Ravelo4theBronx) January 30, 2022
Even though she attempted to erase the evidence of her vicious video, there are plenty of copies still being shared online.
Many users are also including their own thoughts about the situation while highlighting her outlandish rhetoric.
Here are a few examples, but please be aware that Guzman’s video includes an excessive number of expletives.
Well Jacqueline Guzman your famous now, congratulations. Although our fallen officers can’t walk anymore, they are the reason why you can today. You are not a reflection of the Hispanic community. But now that the streets are clear, you walk alone. @nypost pic.twitter.com/cLV9GDP3Ae
— XRPKickz (@JumpmanFiend) January 30, 2022
I’m not usually one for the cancel culture because I enjoy watching a good train wreck but this one has Amtrak beat on how to derail. Great job #JacquelineGuzman enjoy unemployment pic.twitter.com/tiOhuTCaai
— 💖💖💖💖 (@SaveYaDrama) January 30, 2022
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New York City actress Jacqueline Guzman, who has no relation to the reporter, was released from her theater company after ranting in a now-deleted TikTok about ‘shutting down most of Lower Manhattan’ for 22-year-old NYPD Officer Jason Rivera’s funeral on Friday – pic.twitter.com/AXiKfhupPD
— Blanche Victoria (@tammytabby) January 30, 2022
Fortunately, Guzman represents a tiny minority of New Yorkers and Americans.
Thousands of people lined the streets ahead of an emotional funeral service for the fallen officer.
Friends, family members, and colleagues used the somber occasion to remember the local hero who died far too soon.
According to ABC13:
There were seven eulogies, all impactful, but notably heart-wrenching was the one by his 22-year-old widow, Dominique Luzuriaga.
After tearing up and breaking down into tears at the lectern, Luzuriaga said, “I would say good morning to you all, but in fact, it’s the worst morning ever.”
Wearing a silver necklace with a charm of her husband’s badge, Dominique recounted in heartbreaking detail the fight she had with her husband the day he died.
“This Friday was different. We had an argument. This Friday we were arguing because I didn’t want you to use your job phone while we were together. You were so mad,” she said, recounting the minor spat that turned out to be the last time they ever spoke.
A group of supporters also organized a two-mile run in Rivera’s honor.
A number of local law enforcement leaders along with rank-and-file cops denounced Guzman’s rhetoric.
The New York Post explains:
Condemnation of Guzman was swift.
“New Yorkers turned out by the thousands yesterday to help us honor our fallen brother. One person spreading hate cannot erase that. This kind of garbage has polluted the conversation for far too long. We need the New Yorkers who are standing with us to speak up and push back,” PBA president Patrick Lynch said.
One Brooklyn cop said the video was “totally disrespectful, not only to the NYPD but to all New York residents and to all humans. If this is the only way she can get publicity, I feel very sorry for her.”
While every American should be entitled to his or her own opinion, that does not mean there will be no consequences for expressing objectionable thoughts.
Do you think this actress deserved to lose her job?