The fallout or the funny (due, of course, to the memes this has spawned) for Aaron Schlossberg continues. He's the New York City lawyer caught on video in the middle of a racist tirade at a midtown Manhattan eatery Tuesday. The encounter has since gone viral.
The video you see here is just one of a couple of different clips floating around showing Schlossberg running from reporters. Another shows him running away on Thursday, donning a winter hat and sunglasses. He flies down the block as reporters close in on him. Once he gains a slight distance, he turns his whole body around to see if the cameras are still rolling. Needless to say, they are.
As you can imagine, the backlash he has been getting has been heavy. According to NBC 4, his law offices have been flooded with 1-star reviews on Yelp. He was given "Donkey of the Day" on The Breakfast Club. A Go Fund Me page appeared asking for donations so a Mariachi band could be sent to his office. They'd sing "La Cucuracha." While only asking for $500, the effort raised more than $1,000 in a matter of hours.
Apart from the jokes, things have gotten pretty real for Schlossberg. On Thursday, we learned his law offices had been booted from their midtown building. In a statement to the same news station, Corporate Suites said in part, "We found Mr. Schlossberg's statements offensive and contrary to our community norms and have decided to terminate his services agreement with us." Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. along with congressman Adriano Espaillat filed a formal complaint against Schlossberg. In a letter to the committee overseeing New York lawyers, they say they want him disbarred.