Aaron Schlossberg, the attorney who infamously got caught on camera going on a racist rant against Spanish-speaking workers in a New York coffee shop, has issued a formal apology for his behavior.
In a statement posted on his law firm's Twitter account, Schlossberg wrote that he was sorry for insulting the workers, whom he'd threatened to report to Immigration and Customs Enforcement simply for speaking Spanish to one another.
"Seeing myself online opened my eyes," he said. "The manner in which I expressed myself is unacceptable and is not the person I am."
Despite being caught in a racist tirade against the workers -- as well as other past racist tirades, as well as a death threat made toward a police officer -- Schlossberg insisted that he wasn't a racist.
"One of the reasons I moved to New York is precisely because of the remarkable diversity offered in this wonderful city," he said. "I love this country and this city, in part because of immigrants and the diversity of cultures immigrants bring to this country."
https://t.co/xrefxi5Oyg— AaronSchlossbergLaw (@AaronSchlossbergLaw) 1527004889.0
Many of Schlossberg's Twitter followers, however, were not convinced by his apology. Check out some reactions below.
@ASchlossbergLaw . Translation: "I'm sorry people who know what a racist dick I am were able to ID me. I got booted… https://t.co/rxz0zm0QSr— Diane Pavia (@Diane Pavia) 1527006060.0
@ASchlossbergLaw You suggest you don’t want your money paying for their “welfare”. I don’t want my tax dollars prot… https://t.co/npuEB8utA9— Adrienne Nicodemus (@Adrienne Nicodemus) 1527007445.0
@ASchlossbergLaw Actions, not words. Go work pro bono for Latino immigrants in cases versus ICE. Give to organizat… https://t.co/jHBOYUwGFh— Eric Schmeltzer 🇺🇸 (@Eric Schmeltzer 🇺🇸) 1527009614.0
@ASchlossbergLaw I'll make it shorter for you Sorry I got caught on video and lost tons of business...— ᒪᗩᗪY O'GᗩGᗩ (@ᒪᗩᗪY O'GᗩGᗩ) 1527009630.0
@ASchlossbergLaw "Not racists" tend not to be racist, certainly not doubly brazenly so in public..— David 🏴🇪🇺🇩🇪🇯🇵 (@David 🏴🇪🇺🇩🇪🇯🇵) 1527007093.0