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SoHo Karen’ Claims She Can’t Be Racist As a result of She’s Puerto Rican

Miya Ponsetto, the 22-year-old lady also called “SoHo Karen,” was interviewed by CBS This Morning’s Gayle King final week, and now that the interview has aired, it’s sparking loads of backlash. 

The primary a part of the interview aired on Friday (Jan. 8), and on Monday (Jan. 11), the second and ultimate phase of the interview was launched. In it, Ponsetto is requested to handle accusations of racially profiling a Black teenager who she believed stole her telephone and tackling him. It ended up that Ponsetto left her telephone in an Uber.

Ponsetto stated it’s not potential for her to racially profile somebody or in any other case be racist as a result of she is herself a girl of colour. She insisted to King that the false accusation towards Harrold’s son was not about race however that she thought “any particular person” strolling out of the foyer might need had her telephone.

“I wasn’t racial profiling in any respect. I am Puerto Rican,” Ponsetto stated. “I am, like, a girl of colour. I am Italian, Greek, Puerto Rican.”

When requested whether or not she thought she couldn’t be racist as a result of she was a girl of colour, Ponsetto informed King, “precisely.”

“Nicely, I’d disagree with that,” King stated. “Folks of colour may be racist too. Do you consider that you must pay a worth for this?”

“I do not really feel that my accusation is against the law,” Ponsetto responded.

King then confronted Ponsetto through the interview about her obvious lack of regret for the incident. As a substitute, Ponsetto says she can be traumatized.

“He is 14? That is what they’re claiming? Yeah. I am 22,” Ponsetto stated. “I’ve lived most likely simply the identical quantity of life as him. Like, actually. I am simply as a child at coronary heart as he’s. I really feel sorry that I made the household undergo, like, all of that stress. However on the identical time, it wasn’t simply them going via that.”

Watch the total phase beneath.

Miya Ponsetto, the 22-year-old lady also called “SoHo Karen,” was interviewed by CBS This Morning’s Gayle King final week, and now that the interview has aired, it’s sparking loads of backlash.

The primary a part of the interview aired on Friday (Jan. 8), and on Monday (Jan. 11), the second and ultimate phase of the interview was launched. In it, Ponsetto is requested to handle accusations of racially profiling a Black teenager who she believed stole her telephone and tackling him. It ended up that Ponsetto left her telephone in an Uber.

Ponsetto stated it’s not potential for her to racially profile somebody or in any other case be racist as a result of she is herself a girl of colour. She insisted to King that the false accusation towards Keyon Harrold’s son was not about race however that she thought “any particular person” strolling out of the foyer might need had her telephone.

“I wasn’t racial profiling in any respect. I am Puerto Rican,” Ponsetto stated. “I am, like, a girl of colour. I am Italian, Greek, Puerto Rican.”

When requested whether or not she thought she couldn’t be racist as a result of she was a girl of colour, Ponsetto informed King, “precisely.”

“Nicely, I’d disagree with that,” King stated. “Folks of colour may be racist too. Do you consider that you must pay a worth for this?”

“I do not really feel that my accusation is against the law,” Ponsetto responded.

King then confronted Ponsetto through the interview about her obvious lack of regret for the incident. As a substitute, Ponsetto says she can be traumatized.

“He is 14? That is what they’re claiming? Yeah. I am 22,” Ponsetto stated. “I’ve lived most likely simply the identical quantity of life as him. Like, actually. I am simply as a child at coronary heart as he’s. I really feel sorry that I made the household undergo, like, all of that stress. However on the identical time, it wasn’t simply them going via that.”

Watch the total phase beneath.

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