“It’s a little bit of a frenzy, and I am uncomfortable with that”

On Tuesday afternoon, Franklin Templeton announced that she had been fired.

Mr. Cooper said in the interview that he had been overwhelmed by the response to his video, but that the retribution against Ms. Cooper had taken him aback.

“It’s a little bit of a frenzy, and I am uncomfortable with that,” he said. “If our goal is to change the underlying factors, I am not sure that this young woman having her life completely torn apart serves that goal.”