Aaron Schlossberg became internet famous this week for his rant against Spanish-speaking people at a Midtown Manhattan restaurant. The business attorney was so offended that employees and customers were speaking in Spanish that he flew into a rant threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to have the people deported. However, things didn’t turn out well for Schlossberg, who has felt the repercussions for his opinions and the problems just keep coming.
This is how the internet will remember New York City business attorney Aaron Schlossberg.
So my wife and her best friend Just experience what America is becoming !
They where on there lunch time and ordering there food and just because they where speaking in Spanish to the waiter this asshole jumps in and started to call the waiter and my wife and her best friend all types of names and threatened to call I.C.E on them and the employees !!!!
What a big man talking down to couple of women and a helpless employee. I wish someone tells me I can’t speak in my native language ! First of all they wasn’t talking to you !! Asshole !
My country !! Haha 😆
I love the way people are just throwing that world around lately !!
If you love this country this much ! Why don’t you put on uniform and protect it !!
If he was so offended because the waiter was speak in Spanish only because of a native person spoke to him in Spanish, why don’t he start waitering and he won’t have that issue and family stop getting Spanish nannies and stop getting Spanish people to farm and ………
You know where I’m getting !!
So please stop !! Because in the end you need them ! But what you need to do is stop trying to control us ! Slavery stopped a long time ago !!
Deena Gonzalez Emily Serrano
Posted by Edward Suazo on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The attorney was caught on camera claiming the he’d be calling ICE to have Spanish-speaking employees deported. Schlossberg was arguing with an employee claiming that everyone should be speaking English since he pays for their “welfare.” His rant was met with people laughing him out of the building after he verbally attacked the woman recording because of her weight.
But, his website does say that he speaks Spanish.
And yet he’ll take their money. pic.twitter.com/QAZb1FYFpy
— The Return of Miss Wong (@directionless) May 16, 2018
His official business website proclaims that his office will see people who speak Spanish, French, Chinese and Hebrew. Some reporters confronted Schlossberg on the sidewalk recently and asked why he didn’t speak Spanish with the Spanish-speaking women. He avoided the press by covering himself with an umbrella and called law enforcement claiming he was being harassed by the reporters asking him questions.
The video and subsequent backlash has been so severe that Schlossberg has been evicted from his office space.
Racist lawyer Aaron M. Schlossberg evicted from his office space at 275 Madison Avenue. pic.twitter.com/7daVPqSoPp
— elizabeth rosner (@elizameryl) May 17, 2018
Schlossberg’s office is located next door to the Fresh Kitchen cafeteria where the incident occurred.
Rep. Adriano Espaillat came forward and announced that he would be filing a formal grievance against the attorney.
— Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) May 16, 2018
Rep. Espaillat is the first formerly undocumented immigrant to ever be elected to Congress. As such, he has used his position and voice to fight for undocumented immigrants.
And he followed through with it.
New York congressman @RepEspaillat has filed a formal complaint against attorney Aaron Schlossberg with the disciplinary committee of the NY State Unified Court System for his "insulting attack" against people speaking in Spanish at a Manhattan restaurant caught on video pic.twitter.com/F965wL74lT
— Tasneem N (@TasneemN) May 17, 2018
“We are writing to file a formal complaint against Aaron Schlossberg with the disciplinary committee of the New York State Unified Court System,” reads the complaint. “What was witnessed in the vile video from Mr. Schlossberg, which has since gone viral, is [a] humiliating and insulting attack on the more than 50 years of progress that this nation has made since the Civil Rights movement.”
The complaint continues: “The egregiousness of bald-faced racism, in all of its ugliness, must be rejected and replaced with the kindness, solidarity and sense of togetherness that has made this great American experiment in democracy a shining example of all the world to see and admire for over two centuries.”
Someone set up a GoFundMe page so people could come together and send mariachis to his office.
There was a GoFundMe to send racist attorney #AaronSchlossberg’s office a mariachi band to play the classics along with a taco truck. This made me smile. 👏🏻 (they surpassed their goal 🎺🎻)
— ⓒⓛⓐⓡⓐ (@ClaraTweets_) May 17, 2018
They exceeded their goal by so much that the organizer has announced that there will also be a taco truck and piñata. However, the date and time remain a mystery because, as the poster claims, members of 4Chan are threatening to show up to the demonstration.
Yet, despite the tough language in the restaurant, he is refusing to defend or explain his rant.
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Just happened – I confronted attorney Aaron Schlossberg outside court in Queens. He surprisingly had nothing to say about his insensitive, racist rant. This is the FIRST time we see him after he went viral. #aaronschlossberg #freshkitchen He literally chuckled after another attorney told him he should be disbarred. #aaronschlossberg #freshkitchen #racistrant @pix11news #exclusive #breaking
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Much like the New York Post video, all Schlossberg has done is run when confronted about his rant. People seem to forget that this is the 21st century and everything you do can be recorded and published to social media within minutes.