The family of the black teenager accosted by “Soho Karen” is calling for a boycott of the Manhattan hotel where the incident took place.
The parents of 14-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr., who was attacked by Miya Ponsetto at the Arlo Hotel on Dec. 26, said at a press conference Monday that the hotel — and nine others owned by its company — are complicit in the attack.
“Now Arlo, you’ve been real quiet,” said Kat Rodriguez, the teen’s mother, flanked by the Rev. Al Sharpton and attorney Ben Crump at City Hall Park. “You’ve been real quiet like they say in my hood in Crown Heights.”
“You don’t know who you’re messing with,” Rodriguez said. “We ain’t playing around. We’re going to boycott Arlo and the other hotels and tell Yelp and other reviewers that this hotel allows racial profiling against African-Americans, against people of color.”
The Hudson Street hotel is part of a chain of nine hotels, including two others in Manhattan — Arlo NoMad and Arlo Midtown.
The teen’s family said hotel management not only failed to stop Ponsetto’s tirade but even gave some credence to her claims that the boy took her phone.
“We want accountability (for) everybody who allowed this injustice to happen against this child,” Crump said. “We want to make sure that the Arlo Hotel and their parent company understands that individual acts of racism are empowered by institutions like police and corporations like the Quantum Hospitality LLC.”
“It was guilty until proven innocent,” he said.
Sharpton, meanwhile, called the hotel “the accomplice of hate.”
“Show you stand against racism by checking out,” he said. “Show you stand against racial profiling by checking out. Show you stand for young black boys being criminalized by checking out.”
“It’s time for national checking out on racism, on bigotry,” he said. “We are tired of checking in and paying for people who disrespect us. It’s checkout time.”
The Soho site gained notoriety after Ponsetto’s caught-on-video rant there.
Ponsetto, 22, claimed that Harrold Jr. took her mobile phone, and is seen on the video trying to tackle the teen in the hotel lobby.
In fact, her phone was reportedly left in an Uber and was returned to the hotel later.
Ponsetto returned home to California but was hauled back to the Big Apple over the weekend and charged with attempted robbery and assault, and is due back in court in March.
She is also under investigation for allegedly bashing the door of an Airbnb apartment with a fire extinguisher on the same day as the Soho hotel incident, sources said.
Now back in California, Ponsetto again claimed the teenager took her phone.
A spokesperson for the Soho hotel did not return a call seeking comment Monday.
Quantum Global did not respond to an email.
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