Sophia Rosing: University of Kentucky student who attacked Black student has 'anger management' issues

Sophia Rosing reportedly punched a Black student, Kylah Spring, multiple times and kicked her in the stomach while hurling racial slurs

Sophia Rosing: University of Kentucky student who attacked Black student has 'anger management' issues
Sophia Rosing attacked a black student and hurled racial slurs at her (Facebook/Sophia Rosing and YouTube/WHAS11)
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LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: A University of Kentucky student was arrested on Sunday, November 6, for attacking a Black student worker and yelling racial slurs at her. Now a couple of days later, her former classmate has revealed that Sophia Rosing has had "anger management" issues in the past. The victim, Kylah Spring, exposed Rosing's belligerent attitude in a TikTok video where she said that she tried to keep her in check but was instead attacked physically by her and had to endure verbal abuse in the form of racist and derogatory slurs. 

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A former classmate told the New York Post that Rosing “had some struggles with anger management because her family communicated through yelling a lot and it was often a hostile environment in her home.” The unnamed classmate said that she was appalled to hear Rosing, who is White, repeatedly call Spring the N-word but Rosing “never exhibited any racist behaviors that I noticed.” Rosing reportedly punched Spring multiple times and kicked her in the stomach. She also bit her arm while repeatedly yelling racial slurs.

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“The girl starts saying things like ‘Do my chores,’ ‘It’s not my fault that you’re black,’ ‘It’s not my fault that you’re ugly,’ and at this point she’s like singing the n-word,” Spring said. Rosing, 22, was arrested on charges of public intoxication, assault, disorderly conduct, and assault on a police officer in a campus residence hall just before 4 am. She pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday and her bond was set at $10,000.

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Rosing posted a plea for forgiveness on her Instagram stories, writing, “I was under the influence I’m sorry please don’t judge me I lost everything. I understand a apology may not help but I am not a racist I was under the influence I lost everything literally,” she added in a follow-up post. “[And] now have to have to fear for my life god forgives please understand.” 

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Rosing was an influencer with Dillard’s, which swiftly cut all ties with her following the incident. The University of Kentucky said in a statement on Monday, November 7 that “the video is deeply offensive, and we take it very seriously. The university strongly condemns this behavior and will not tolerate it under any circumstance. The safety and well-being of the University of Kentucky community is our top priority."

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In response to comments by friends and family that Sophia Rosing's vile behavior was out of character, Twitter users posted videos and tweets to show this was not the case. One user wrote, "not only do we have to hold sophia rosing accountable, but also her friends posting that she did nothing wrong. her friends say the n word too which isn’t shocking." Another posted a video of Rosling's drunk behavior and wrote, "Sophia Rosing, everyone. so whenever her friends and family try to say her vile behavior last night isn’t who she really is as a person, we can come with this.

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MEAWW previously reported that an employee was fired by GlaxoSmithKline after he went into a racist and homophobic rant on an American Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Dallas. The man boasted to passengers that he worked for a pharmaceutical company. The person who posted the video said the unnamed man became agitated after he was asked to leave the plane for allegedly acting inappropriately toward a woman sitting next to him. 

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In the video, the man repeatedly calls passengers 'f**kers' and also asks a flight attendant if he was being kicked off the plane for being racist. "Obviously I'm a white male that picked a black bag because I'm racist," the man said, adding, "It's a better bag than most of ya'll can afford." The man also allegedly yelled a racist slur several times before he was filmed. The man said he was a chemical engineer for GlaxoSmithKline, and was planning to quit the company this week. He called the company "one of the best f**king companies in the world".

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