Christopher Cukor penned an article on July 9, saying that the reason he called the police on Wesly Michel was because his own father was murder in 2012 by a black intruder
Recently, a white father accompanying his son went viral on the internet for calling the police on a black man who he thought was trespassing in his apartment. Christopher Cukor prevented Wesly Michel from entering the building despite Michel telling Cukor that he was there for a friend.
Christopher Cukor makes a bogus 911 on a black man who waiting on his friend to come downstairs. It should be a felony for people to do this— Racist Of The Week (@RacistOTW) July 7, 2019
(The irony is that he works for Youtube) #ADoS pic.twitter.com/PWRxqpALdn
Cukor was branded as 'Callbox Christopher'. Many urged YouTube, Cukor's place of employment, to fire him. Cukor penned an article on July 9, after the video of the confrontation went viral on YouTube and Facebook, where more than 3 million people saw it.
Judging by #ChristopherCukor ‘s demeanor, he wasn’t truly concerned about an intruder. Just trying to give a black man a hard time, because he can. Because it’s easy to trigger police. Using his mighty whiteness to intimidate, to say “you don’t belong here.” https://t.co/qUit5P2TXQ— Martoib (@Martoi4) July 7, 2019
Cukor wrote an apology extended to Wesly, explaining in a Medium post that he was acting out of paranoia. Cukor said that in 2012, his father was murdered in Berkley by a mentally-ill black man who had gone off his medication.
In a post titled 'One Conversation, Two Histories,' Cukor explained to readers that his actions were deeply regrettable due to a misunderstanding between him and Wesly. "Here's where the complexity begins. I was coming into this situation with my unique history," he wrote. "My father was murdered outside his home by a trespasser who he confronted alone."
hi, i’m #CallboxChris, #DoormanDan, or just #ChristopherCukor. I called the cops on a black man waiting outside the building for a handicapped friend who lived there. While a berkeley native, I’ve let my shiny job @YouTube get to my little brain. I’m in for a reality check... pic.twitter.com/lM0cKw0Ldq— victor thee third (@victrver) July 8, 2019
Yet another garbage apology lacking full accountability nor responsibility for his actions. A master class in minimizing, rationalizing, justifying, and dismissing his racialized actions towards a black man. https://t.co/WrGct3NrWv #christophercukor @YouTube— j'ai-ahr quedar (@quedadoingit) July 10, 2019
"For my child's safety, my safety and that of the building, I felt it was necessary to get help in this situation. Furthermore, I've encountered trespassers in my building and we've been robbed several times. This is not uncommon in San Francisco and the bad actors are all different colors," continued the post.
Privileged asshole Christopher Cukor justifies his racist behavior https://t.co/JF04K0uCsZ— Kreilly65 (@Kreilly65) July 10, 2019
his son tried to stop his dad, even agreeing with the victim about his father gross racist assumptions and to not escalate it any further. The fact #ChristopherCukor let his pride to get in the way instead of making his son feel safe is DISGUSTING #callboxChristopher— Skyneverthelimit (@ArtofLilibeth) July 7, 2019
"I'm sorry my actions caused Wesly to feel unfairly targeted due to his race," said Cukor in his post on Medium. "I believe people are good at heart. It’s our past experiences and fears that cloud even our best intentions. I hope Wesly will read this and understand my history as I have tried to understand his."