So my little cousin was selling water and didn't have a permit so this lady made a decision to call the cops on an 8 year old.
In her defense, Ettel told HuffPost that the girl's race had nothing to do with the phone call she had only "pretended" to make.
The video shows the woman making a phone call and Austin confronting her. "They come, they shoot first and they ask questions later", Austin told "Good Morning America". "She called the police on an 8-year-old little girl", Austin said. "The whole world's going to see you, boo", Austin said as she brought the caller back into frame. Because the little girl did not have a permit to sell her wares. Austin posted a video on Instagram stories showing her daughter out selling water again.
The video of a woman dubbed "Permit Patty" went viral over the weekend.
While some people have been quick to brand the incident as racially motivated, Ettel denies the incident had anything to do with the little girl's skin tone.
On the surface of things, being able to call the police is an absolute must in any modern society worth its salt.
Later, a woman claiming to be the girl's cousin also uploaded the video on Twitter, dubbing the white complainant "Permit Patty".
Austin said she was "overwhelmed" by the positivity and support her family has received.
"Leave kids alone, let kids be kids, if they're not hurting anybody, who cares?" she said.
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'That woman thought that she could use her white priviledge and it didn't work, ' Austin said.
Little Jordan had been selling the bottles in San Francisco recently when she was confronted by a neighbor who asked her if she had a permit, and threatened to call police. After seeing this video of their CEO, calling the police on an eight-year-old entrepreneur selling water on a hot day, we decided without hesitation that we could no longer patronise her company.
People uncovered Ettel's identity soon after the publication of the videos, which were viewed more than 8 million times on Instagram and Twitter in just two days.
In her interview Monday with "Today", Ettel said that she's not proud of her behavior and would like to apologize to the mother and daughter. However, in light of its global controversy, retailers have announced that they will no longer sell her company's products because of the incident.
"I had been putting up with this for hours, and I just snapped", she said.
"Extremely excited because I have never gone", Jordan said.
Jordan herself spoke out to Good Morning America, saying the incident left her frightened. "Thank you for teaching her all people aren't so s-y".
Jordan says she plans to keep selling water. That was it. It was nothing about selling the water.