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Lawyer Who Threatened to Call ICE on Spanish-Speaking Employees Apologizes for Racist Rant

Aaron Schlossberg couldn’t handle the heat from going viral. Do you think he needs some ICE for his burn?



The Manhattan-based lawyer who went viral last week for verbally attacking two Spanish-speaking women has made an attempt to apologize.

Aaron Schlossberg posted his apology on Twitter on Tuesday. “Seeing myself online opened my eyes,” Schlossberg wrote. “What the video did not convey is the real me. I am not a racist.”

In the video that went viral last week, Schlossberg is at a restaurant visibly upset and complaining to an employee, who is likely a manager. “Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English,” Schlossberg says as he points at several people.

“And my guess is they’re undocumented,” Schlossberg continued. “So my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country.”

Schlossberg’s attempt at an apology is too little, too late as Twitter users point out that this is not the first time the lawyer has been caught on film acting just as aggressive and hateful.

After last week’s video went viral, other instances of Schlossberg’s history of harassing people resurfaced. One incident that was circulated was a video where Schlossberg allegedly ran into a vlogger on purpose and demanded to know what country the vlogger was from. Schlossberg called the vlogger “an ugly f–king foreigner” and began calling the police. “You don’t run into people,” Schlossberg says as he dials the police. “I’m a citizen here. You’re not.”

Because of his history of xenophobic behavior, Twitter users were also not afraid to call Schlossberg out on his attempt to make amends as being damage control rather than a sincere apology for his actions.

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Arianna is College Media Network's Weekend Editor and a student at Penn State University. She has written for various websites, including Thought Catalog and The Odyssey Online. Arianna also runs her own blog called Yoga With Mimosas in which she combines her passion for fitness and writing in hopes of inspiring and empowering others through her work.

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