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Aaron Schlossberg

Aaron Schlossberg, the New York City attorney who was caught on camera spewing a vicious racist rant last week, has now issued an apology on social media.

“To the people I insulted, I apologize. Seeing myself online opened my eyes – the manner in which I expressed myself is unacceptable and is not the person I am. I see my words and actions hurt people, and for that I am deeply sorry,” he posted.  “While people should be able to express themselves freely, they should do so calmly and respectfully. What the video did not convey is the real me. I am not racist.”

That is a decidedly different tone than the one Schlossberg took last week at a Manhattan restaurant when he berated staff for speaking Spanish and made assumptions about them being undocumented immigrants living on government assistance.

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After his tirade went viral, activists made sure to make his life a living hell. His law firm was besieged with one-star ratings on Yelp, he was evicted from his office space, local politicians are calling for him to be disbarred and a Mariachi band greeted him in front of his home.

For many, Schlossberg’s apology is a day late and a dollar short.

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If you need a refresher on the original rant, here’s the video: