A TikTok video post objecting to New York City's street closures for the funeral of fallen NYPD officer Jason Rivera was deleted as it went viral, but not before it got the actress who recorded it fired.
"We do not need to shut down most of Lower Manhattan because one cop died for probably doing his job incorrectly," Jacqueline Guzman says in Friday's video, which was grabbed and shared by the Blue Lives Matter Twitter account Saturday. "They kill people who are under 22 every single day for no good reason and we don't shut down the city for them.
"Like, this is f**king ridiculous."
"This is f**king ridiculous. What if somebody is having a heart attack in this area. Nobody can get to them because it's all blocked off for one f**king cop."
Face to Face Films in New York City moved swiftly to fire Guzman and remove her from its website.
"Face to Face Films has just been made aware of an insensitive video involving one of our members, Jacqueline Guzman," the company wrote in a statement on social media. "Face to Face Films does not support nor can condone these comments made about fallen Officer Rivera. As a result, she is no longer a member of our company."
Rivera's funeral showed an outpouring of support among police for their fallen officer, who was given a hero's send-off Friday St. Patrick's Cathedral.
"New Yorkers turned out by the thousands [Friday] to help us honor our fallen brother," PBA President Patrick Lynch told the New York Post. "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."
Guzman removed her social media accounts Saturday night, according to the report.
"Totally disrespectful, not only to the NYPD but to all New York residents and to all humans," a Brooklyn cop told the Post. "If this is the only way she can get publicity, I feel very sorry for her."
Guzman's now-deleted film company profile said she was a Cuban American in New York City who was originally from Hialeah, Florida.
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