Who is Sophia Rosing? University of Kentucky student arrested after racist slur video goes viral

University of Kentucky student arrested after assaulting and using N-word against two students (Image via OmarInCongress/Twitter)
University of Kentucky student arrested after assaulting and using N-word against two students (Image via OmarInCongress/Twitter)

University of Kentucky student Sophia Rosing was arrested after hurling a racial slur and attacking two Black students. The 22-year-old was taken into custody on Sunday, November 6, 2022, around 4 am at the campus dorm. Subsequently, her employment at Dillard's was terminated.

According to the Fayette County Detention Center, Rosing faced charges of intoxication in a public space, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree assault on a police officer, and fourth-degree assault. She was held on a $10,000 bond. However, soon after the arrest, Sophia was released from custody, according to records.

In a video that has now gone viral across social media platforms, Sophia Rosing was seen using a racial slur and attacking a woman who worked the night shift at a dormitory front desk. The victim was unsuccessful in her bid to restrain an intoxicated Rosing.

The victim posted a "story time" video of the incident on TikTok. She explained that Sophia Rosing punched her twice, bit her arm, and tried to run over the victim and her friend with a shopping cart. The victim also claimed that Rosing said:

“Do my chores, it’s not my fault that you are Black.”

The victim added,

"At this point she's like singing the N-word."

The victim also revealed that Rosing bit and kicked a police officer.


Sophia Rosing faces termination from various organisations

Heavy reported that Sophia Rosing is from Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. She is a Beechwood High School graduate and is currently a senior at the University of Kentucky. According to her LinkedIn, Rosing is pursuing a double major in business marketing and merchandizing, apparel, and textiles.

Additionally, Rosing has been a member of College Fashionista, a group that focuses on collegiate fashion and beauty influencers. However, since Rosing's video went viral online, the group has terminated its relationship with her. They released a statement on Facebook announcing:

“Sophia Rosing was removed from the College Fashionista community effective immediately. We will be conducting an immediate detailed review of our member management practices, including our vetting processes, internal training, and beyond.”
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Rosing was also a brand ambassador of the Dillard's department store. According to her LinkedIn, she was a social media marketing intern and a visual merchandising manager at the store.

Along with College Fashionista, Dillards has also ended its association with the accused. The brand announced:

“Dillards does not condone this behavior. Her relationship with Dillard’s has been terminated immediately.”

University of Kentucky releases statement condemning Sophia Rosing's behavior

In a message to the students, President Eli Capilouto said in a tweet that the educational institution will investigate the incident and that violence is "never acceptable."

It remains unclear whether Rosing is scheduled to appear in court.

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Edited by Karishma Rao