Miya Ponsetto, the 22-year-old girl 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 closing section 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 mentioned 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 lady of shade. She insisted to King that the false accusation in opposition to 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 mentioned. “I am, like, a lady of shade. 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 lady of shade, Ponsetto advised King, “precisely.”

“Nicely, I might disagree with that,” King mentioned. “Individuals of shade may be racist too. Do you imagine that you need to pay a value 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 an alternative, Ponsetto says she can also be traumatized.

“He is 14? That is what they’re claiming? Yeah. I am 22,” Ponsetto mentioned. “I’ve lived in all probability 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 section beneath.

Miya Ponsetto, the 22-year-old girl 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 closing section 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 mentioned 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 lady of shade. She insisted to King that the false accusation in opposition to 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 mentioned. “I am, like, a lady of shade. 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 lady of shade, Ponsetto advised King, “precisely.”

“Nicely, I might disagree with that,” King mentioned. “Individuals of shade may be racist too. Do you imagine that you need to pay a value 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 an alternative, Ponsetto says she can also be traumatized.

“He is 14? That is what they’re claiming? Yeah. I am 22,” Ponsetto mentioned. “I’ve lived in all probability 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 section beneath.