Teen who filmed George Floyd’s death traumatized from Online critics.
Speaking to TMZ, Frazier’s mom said her daughter already suffers from social anxiety and the incident, coupled with the negativity she has received on social media, has left the teenager traumatized.
Darnella Frazier, the 17-year-old girl is the one who filmed George Floyd’s death in the hands of Minneapolis police.
Folks are accusing Darnella of only posting the video for "clout" or attention, and possibly a payoff. She's vehemently refuted that.
“I’m doing it for clout?? For attention?? What ?? To get paid ?? Now y’all just sound dumb and ignorant!! I don’t expect anyone who wasn’t placed in my position to understand why and how I feel the way that I do !!” she shared.
“MIND YOU 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 f*cks 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 !”
She also said she should instead be lauded for filming the incident and sharing it on social media.
“If it wasn’t for me 4 cops would’ve still had their jobs , causing other problems. My video went worldwide 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. 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.”
“I’ve seen him die,” the teenager said in a video posted by NowThis after she returned to the scene of the killing.
“Everybody’s asking me how do I feel? I don’t know how to feel cause it’s so sad, bro.”
“They killed this man. And I was right there, I was like 5 feet away,” she continued. “It is so traumatizing.”
Her Mom believes she was where she needed to be -- in order to capture the tragic event and share it with the world. To that point, without Darnella's video, we might not know what really happened.
As for those saying she should have done more. Keep in mind, she and several others on the scene shouted for several minutes at the officers ... pleading with them that George was dying.
The fact is ... Darnella's video could ultimately be the evidence that brings George's killer to justice. Internet trolls should think about that before attacking a teenage girl.