Kentucky student fired from ‘influencer’ job after racial attack on black student

A University of Kentucky student was fired from her paid job as an “influencer” after she was caught on video using a racial slur while physically attacking a black student.

Sophia Rosing, 22, was arrested in a dormitory just before 4 a.m. Sunday on charges of public intoxication, assault, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer.

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Rosing lost her role as a “Campus Influencer” for the Dillard’s department store after the video of the revolting incident went viral, the company said Sunday.

In a tweet, the department store chain wrote, “Dillards does not condone this behavior. Her relationship with Dillard’s has been terminated immediately.”

She was hired in the role through a program run by College Fashionista and its parent company, Her Campus Media, which confirmed to WKYT that Rosing was removed from the program and denounced her actions.

In the video, a clearly intoxicated Rosing attacks the student working at the dorm’s front desk.
Rosing was fired from her position with Dillard’s, the company confirmed on Twitter.

“Immediately upon being informed of the incident, we removed the member from our community and terminated her affiliation with any of our programs,” the statement read.

“At Her Campus Media and College Fashionisa, we vehemently denounce this abhorrent behavior and do not condone racism or hate in any form. We unapologetically stand in support of BIPOC communities and affirm that Black lives matter. Full stop.”

The video captured Rosing, who is white, stumbling into the university’s Boyd Hall, appearing to be highly intoxicated. She stumbled up to the student working at the dorm’s front desk.

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The student worker, Kylah Spring, explained in a TikTok video that she tried to check on Rosing but was instead physically and verbally attacked.

Rosing was charged with public intoxication, assault, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer.
Rosing both physically and verbally assaulted the student worker in the video clips taken before her arrest.

In the sickening clips, Rosing refuses the help and instead tries to attack Spring while repeatedly calling her the n-word.

“Could you stop, please?” Spring asked Rosing after she tried to take a swing at her, one video shows.

“Nope,” Rosing replied. “You’re a n—-r and you’re a b—h.”

“Oh Jesus Lord, I do not get paid enough for this,” Spring replied while remaining calm.

“I got this all on video,” said another person out of view from the camera.

The 22-year-old was fired from her role as a campus influencer with the department store Dillard’s.

Spring and another student tried to help Rosing into a seat, but she swung at them and kicked Spring before trying to push a shopping cart at them, additional footage showed.

Rosing punched Spring multiple times, kicked her in the stomach and bit her arm in the ugly assault.

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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 in the TikTok video recounting what had happened.

The 22-year-old blamed her racist tirade on being intoxicated, according to Instagram Stories she apparently posted.

Even after police showed up and handcuffed Rosing, her racist commentary continued.

As an officer handcuffed her, she repeated the n-word in a sing-song tone. According to Spring, Rosing kicked and bit the cop, resulting in being charged with assaulting an officer.

Rosing is being held at Fayette County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

An Instagram that appears to belong to Rosing posted two stories, one asking viewers to “please don’t judge me I lost everything.” In the second, the user says they’re not racist, they were just “under the influence.”

Rosing apology
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Rosing apology
Arellano, Juan

The University of Kentucky condemned the racist attack in a statement Sunday morning.

Rosing response from KU
The University of Kentucky says it is providing assistance to the victims.

“Early this morning, a disturbing incident was captured on video in a residence hall,” the university said. “The video is deeply offensive, and we take it very seriously.”

“The safety and well-being of our students is our top priority, and we will not tolerate behavior that threatens it,” the University of Kentucky said.

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