Miya Ponsetto, the 22-year-old lady also referred to as “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 last phase of the interview was launched. In it, Ponsetto is requested to deal with 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 attainable for her to racially profile somebody or in any other case be racist as a result of she is herself a girl of coloration. 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 by any means. I am Puerto Rican,” Ponsetto stated. “I am, like, a girl of coloration. 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 coloration, Ponsetto advised King, “precisely.”

“Properly, I’d disagree with that,” King stated. “Folks of coloration may be racist too. Do you consider that it is best to pay a worth for this?”

“I do not really feel that my accusation is a criminal offense,” Ponsetto responded.

King then confronted Ponsetto throughout 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 by way of that.”

Watch the total phase under.

Miya Ponsetto, the 22-year-old lady also referred to as “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 last phase of the interview was launched. In it, Ponsetto is requested to deal with 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 attainable for her to racially profile somebody or in any other case be racist as a result of she is herself a girl of coloration. 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 by any means. I am Puerto Rican,” Ponsetto stated. “I am, like, a girl of coloration. 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 coloration, Ponsetto advised King, “precisely.”

“Properly, I’d disagree with that,” King stated. “Folks of coloration may be racist too. Do you consider that it is best to pay a worth for this?”

“I do not really feel that my accusation is a criminal offense,” Ponsetto responded.

King then confronted Ponsetto throughout 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 by way of that.”

Watch the total phase under.

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