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.”
— AaronSchlossbergLaw (@ASchlossbergLaw) May 22, 2018
Many of Schlossberg’s Twitter followers, however, were not convinced by his apology. Check out some reactions below.
. Translation: "I'm sorry people who know what a racist dick I am were able to ID me. I got booted from my office and I'm afraid to go home. I want you to THINK I'm sorry and hope you won't read between the lines to see that I'm not sorry for what I said, just that I got caught."
— Diane Pavia (@diane_pavia) May 22, 2018
You suggest you don’t want your money paying for their “welfare”. I don’t want my tax dollars protecting you. Find a rock and hide beneath it until you have a sincere change of heart. I hope you see and hear Mariachi bands in your dreams.
— Adrienne Nicodemus (@NicoEdCoach) May 22, 2018
Remember the Other video where you called that guy ugly Foreigner? That wasn’t your first rodeo buddy it’s just the way you are you’re disgusting
— babbaloo (@tbabbsy) May 22, 2018
Actions, not words. Go work pro bono for Latino immigrants in cases versus ICE. Give to organizations that help Latino immigrants. Start there and then let's talk. Until then, I have to believe this is damage control BS.
— Eric Schmeltzer (@JustSchmeltzer) May 22, 2018
I've seen 6 videos of you from separate incidents. It actually definitely the person you are
— @jordanbpeterson is a crybaby (@JIFcan_noose) May 22, 2018
I'll make it shorter for you
Sorry I got caught on video and lost tons of business…
— Bamboozled🙈🌊🙉🌊🙊🌊 (@holleyr) May 22, 2018
"Not racists" tend not to be racist, certainly not doubly brazenly so in public..
— David (@DavidDesu) May 22, 2018