Black birder threatened by ‘Central Park Karen’ to host birdwatching show on National Geographic


A black comic book artist and scientist who was threatened with the police by a white woman after telling her to leash her dog has landed his own TV show.

Christian Cooper will star in National Geographic’s Extraordinary Birder, the network announced Friday. Cooper, 59, was confronted by Amy Cooper in New York’s Central Park on May 25 2020 – the same day George Floyd was murdered. 

He was birdwatching in the park’s Ramble area at the time, and had asked Cooper – no relation – to leash her dog in accordance with park rules.

That prompted her to dial 911 and claim she was being threatened by a…



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