Twitter Demands Respect For Black Daycare Owner Who Gathered A Reporter In Resurfaced Interview Clip
The 2015 interview found new life on Twitter this week.
April 28, 2020 at 7:36 pm
It's always fun when Twitter decides to bring things back from the dead. Thanks to one enterprising Twitter user, we all got a glimpse of a ridiculous local TV interview featuring a composed Black woman thoroughly gathering a white reporter who intended on making her look bad.
Memphis, protect this woman. pic.twitter.com/K9EyuJC49E
— After5ivePod (@After5ivePod) April 26, 2020
The clip is from a 2015 interview between Fox13 reporter Trey Paul and Terri Oliver, the director of The Academy Childcare and Preschool in Memphis. In January 2015, 22-year-old suspected drug dealer Terrell Phillips was being chased by police before he forced his way into Oliver's daycare center.
Oliver and other employees of the daycare attempted to keep Phillips out, but he pushed the door in. They eventually were able to get him out of the building, and Phillips was later arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, criminal trespass, evading arrest and driving without a seat belt.
However, throughout the interview, Paul tried to place blame on Oliver for the situation, repeatedly asking her the same questions. Despite his questions, Oliver stood firm in explaining what happened and applauded her team for following their security procedures.
Fox13 deleted the story after backlash at the time and fired Paul for his conduct, but the story can still be found online.
Here are some of the best Twitter responses to the clip.