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Miya Ponsetto, like the GOP, Just Wants to 'Heal' and 'Move On'

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | January 11, 2021 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | January 11, 2021 |


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The second half of the Miya “SoHo Karen” Ponsetto interview with Gayle King aired this morning. I know we have a lot going on right now in the world, but the parallels to our political situation are unmistakable. Like the GOP, Miya Ponsetto refuses to acknowledge that she did something wrong; she still thinks that the 14-year-old Black teenager — the son of jazz musician Keyon Harrold — may have stolen something he clearly did not. Like the GOP, she is casting herself as a victim, and like the GOP, Ponsetto is just asking us to “heal” and move on. She also really doesn’t want to listen to her lawyer; she doesn’t want to acknowledge the facts, and she doesn’t believe that a person of color can be racist.

“I’m traumatized,” she says, before weirdly doubting the age of the 14-year-old. “I’m 22. I’ve lived just the same amount of life as him. Honestly, I’m just as much a kid at heart as he is. I feel sorry that I made that family go through all that stress, but at the same time, it wasn’t just them going through that.”

“Let 2021 be the moment of healing. Seriously,” Ponsetto says, which is a bit like asking for a moment to heal after breaking your nail punching someone in the face.

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