Jacqueline Guzman was fired by her acting company after she posted an offensive rant about the NYPD funeral for slain officer Jason Rivera. The NYC actress was upset that many streets were blocked off for the funeral of just one officer.
“We do not need to shut down most of Lower Manhattan because one cop died for probably doing his job incorrectly. They kill people who are under 22 every single day for no good reason and we don’t shut down the city for them,” Jacqueline Guzman says in the TikTok clip under the handle @vinylboobs.
The actress continued her rant and said, “Like this is f**k ridiculous. This is f**k 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**ken cop.”
The shocking rant was deleted, along with Guzman’s social media accounts. Most of her information has been posted on social media, along with the now-deleted TikTok rant. Since the rant went viral, the NYC actress has sparked outrage among New Yorkers.
People on social media called the former actress “disrespectful,” and said that she should be ashamed of what she said. Others remarked that Guzman should leave New York and find somewhere else to live.
One person said, “A New York city actress named Jacqueline Guzman put an obscene rant on TikTok complaining about the funeral of officer Jason Rivera. Guzman should not only leave New York but she might ought to find another country to live in.”
After the funeral, New York City Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch spoke out about Jacqueline Guzman’s rant and how her offensive words shouldn’t stand in the way of the crowds of New Yorkers who came out in support of Jason Rivera and his family.
He said, “New Yorkers turned out by the thousands yesterday to help us honor our fallen brother. 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.”
Following her rant, Jacqueline Guzman’s employer, Face to Face Films, fired her. They posted on their Facebook page and said, “Face to Face Films has just been made aware of an insensitive video involving one of our members, Jacqueline Guzman. 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.”
Jacqueline Guzman has not commented on her viral rant, or the social media backlash that she has received.
Thousands of NYPD officers turned out for the funeral of Jason Rivera on Friday. They flooded the streets to mourn the 22-year-old cop. Rivera was shot and killed in an ambush in Harlem two weeks ago. Rivera’s partner, Wilbert Mora, later died at the hospital after spending days fighting for his life.
The funeral took place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Rivera was posthumously promoted to Detective 1st Grade. Rivera’s widow, Dominque Luzuriaga, spoke about her husband in a heartbreaking eulogy. She said, “I couldn’t believe you left me. Seeing you in a hospital bed wrapped in sheets, not hearing you when I was talking to you, broke me. I asked why. I said to you, ‘Wake up, baby, I’m here.’ The little bit of hope I had that you would come back to life just to say goodbye or say ‘I love you’ one more time has left. I was lost. I’m still lost.”
Wilbert Mora’s funeral will take place next week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.