LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Amber Cole is not dead. But the Amber Cole video allegedly has prompted arrests of two boys this week. After the Amber Cole video prompted a national rally against teen bullying, Cole allegedly told followers and news that two teens allegedly involved with the video have now been arrested. Rather than remain faceless and speechless about the matter, Cole (Twitter screengrab photos below) has allegedly fought back, leading an online movement against teens who bully.
Who is Amber Cole? And what is the Amber Cole video controversy all about? Cole’s story has spawn developments that are sometimes problematic. A matter that originated online, has been updated through Twitter and Facebook account posts allegedly belonging to Cole. That same account has repeatedly referenced two other teen males account in accusations about the video’s controversy.
Cole is believed to be a 14 year old teen female that had recently started the new school year. This fall, Cole allegedly engaged in relations with a male companion in public. But allegedly unknown to her, the purported act was recorded secretly by one or more other persons.
Thereafter the video and screengrab photos were uploaded online. Dubbed the “Amber Cole Video”, the video was never authenticated. But if true, the recording and releasing of the video online is clearly unlawful.
In the days that followed, another female teen of comparable age recorded a second video (which remains online). The video narrative was done in the “Leave Britney Alone” style of the infamous Chris Crocker YouTube clip. Soon, her dubbed “Leave Amber Cole Alone” video took a life form of its own, and spawn its own controversy as well.
In the video, the female in “Leave Amber Cole Alone” calls for teen girls across the country to battle back against boys at school that bully. The video triggered a chord among males and females. But it also sparked its own controversy. The debate centered on the alleged actions of Cole and the male in the first place. Some critics felt the “Leave” video narrative sought to condone the underlying alleged public conduct. Soon other videos drew hundreds of thousands of viewers as they criticized the “Leave Amber Cole Alone” video.
Then came the fake Amber Cole death reports. Since the controversy erupted, false death reports have spawn online. Amber Cole is not dead. On October 18, she allegedly posted to Twitter “I’m not …dead. Please stop spreading rumors. I wouldn’t kill myself and make my family go through that.”
On October 18, Cole allegedly tweeted that she was pressing charges. “[I] can’t wait to press charges tomorrow”. Yesterday, she allegedly updated fans that one male allegedly had been arrested. “[He] was just arrested earlier and is having charges being pressed against him and has a court date soon!”
In the hours that followed, Cole has allegedly referenced two males repeatedly. In one message she allegedly wrote “[they] are the worst people God has created. Someone needs to stop them now, before it’s another victim like me.”
Cole has reportedly changed schools since the turmoil erupted. She allegedly told fans and news today that she went to the new school this morning. The alleged arrests have not been verified by local law enforcement as of Thursday morning.