The Black Lives Matters activist, at the center of a furious backlash after Dove announced a partnership with her, complained of feeling “threatened” and called the police after a polite request for an interview.
DailyMail.com visited community organizer and University of Virginia student Zyahna Bryant, 22, who ruined white student Morgan Bettinger’s life when she had her canceled over remarks which she later admitted she “may have heard wrong” on Friday.
Following a calm and pleasant conversation with a woman claiming to be his sister explaining that we simply wanted to ask if Bryant would speak to the Fury, contact details were exchanged.
Moments later, before DailyMail.com had a chance to leave, we received a phone call from a man who introduced himself as Sean Lawton, his manager.
DailyMail.com visited community organizer and UVA student Zyahna Bryant, 22, on Friday to request an interview in the wake of the Dove boycott.
X user Carole Thorpe ditched her remaining Dove bars upon the news of Zyahna Bryant’s hiring and said she would no longer shop with the brand.
Lawton said: “Zyahna feels threatened right now. Now it’s about his safety.
Dove’s decision to hire the controversial Bryant as a “fat acceptance ambassador” saw thousands take to social media to call for a boycott of their products in what was billed as their “Bud moment Light” – a reference to the beer’s disastrous partnership with Dylan. Mulvaney.
Speaking on Friday, Bryant’s manager said: “The biggest concern right now is about his safety and security. This means that this now falls under the legal domain, which means we are unable to make any comment at this time.
When asked what he meant by “legal question,” Lawton responded. “This means that I am unable to comment on the advice of the legal service.”
And, revealing that his client was holed up in her Charlottesville home, Lawton added: “Are you in a gray SUV?” She can see you from her window.
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The Unilever-owned brand has teamed up with a professional Black Lives Matter activist named Zyahna Bryant to campaign for “fat liberation.”
Less than 20 minutes after his call, DailyMail.com received a second call, this time from Charlottesville Police Chief Mike Kochis.
Kochis explained that he received a call from Bryant saying “she was feeling uncomfortable” and that he wanted to “get ahead of any situation.”
He admitted that DailyMail.com had done nothing wrong, that he was in a public street, had simply requested an interview and left.
He described the family as “good people” and said he was not aware of any actual threats having been made against Bryant at this time.
In stark contrast, Bettinger, 24, was the target of myriad threats from an ill-informed online mob, fueled by Bryant’s claims that she had heard the student threaten to turn the Charlottesville protesters as “speed bumps” when she accidentally crashed into a group protesting the death. by George Floyd on July 17, 2020.
Bryant tweeted Bettinger’s image and said, “The woman in this truck approached the protesters in #Charlottesville and told us we would be ‘good speed bumps.’ She then called the police and started crying saying we were attacking her.
Bettinger is pictured in her car during the July 2020 protest. She insists she told a trucker blocking the road that she was glad he was there to avoid a repeat of the Unite the Right rally in 2017, when a white supremacist struck and killed anti-racism protester Heather Heyer. But Bryant claimed Bettinger suggested she wanted to harm George Floyd protesters.
The video evidence does not show when Bettinger made this comment, but it does show the aftermath of protesters hitting her car, shouting obscenities at her, and mocking her for crying as she called her mother and her police.
Claims Bryant later admitted may not have been true were retweeted 1,000 times and a torrent of dream-destroying hatred was poured out on Bettinger, the daughter of a police officer.
Furious conservatives began boycotting Dove after the soap brand hired the famous Black Lives Matter activist after she destroyed a white student’s life over a remark she later admitted to making perhaps “misheard”.
Carole Thorpe, of Charlottesville, shared a photo of three bars of Dove soap thrown in the trash Thursday after learning that the Unilever-owned brand had partnered with Bryant to launch a “fat liberation” campaign.
Sharing her horror at the news of Bryant’s glitzy gig with Dove, Thorpe wrote: “After hearing that Dove Beauty chose Zyahna Bryant – who ruined Morgan Bettinger’s life – for their ‘ambassador of fat acceptance “, THIS lifelong grande dame and now former Dove customer has thrown away the last three bars of Dove products she will EVER buy. I also wrote to Unilever.
Many other angry users on X, formerly known as Twitter, also vowed to stop buying Dove products in protest of the campaign that Bryant, 22, promoted on Instagram.