She’s been sprung by the courts, but not the fashion police.
“Soho Karen” Miya Ponsetto gained national notoriety last month after she was arrested for allegedly attacking a 14-year-old black boy whom she wrongfully accused of stealing her iPhone. Now, the 22-year-old Californian has been accused of another crime: wearing sandals with socks, and other “trash” attire.
In various photos, the little hellion can be seen sporting a ragtag assortment of crop tops, Birkenstocks, black socks and leggings befitting a college student on laundry day, as pointed out by Twitter. She was even photographed wearing the egregious get-up at a Manhattan police precinct Saturday, shortly before she was arraigned for attempted assault on Keyon Harrold Jr.
Needless to say, social media was not impressed with “Soho Karen’s” sartorial choices.
“Who appears in front of a judge dressed in a crop top?” wrote one Twitter critic of the fashion faux pas. “This piece of trash, that’s who.”
“I think I’ve found my next Halloween costume,” quipped one wit on a pic of her sporting her trademark “uniform” — ankle shackles included — while strutting on her perp walk.
Another wrote, “Does she not have real clothes? She only has one look and no shoes? What a cartoon character.”
To be fair, Ponsetto has switched up her wardrobe on certain occasions. During an interview with Gayle King last week before her arrest, the former cheerleader donned a black baseball cap bearing the word “Daddy” — an item plentiful on retailers like Etsy — against her attorney’s wishes.
Meanwhile, footage shows her wearing jeans and a belt in lieu of her trademark leggings while tussling with cops during a DUI arrest in the weeks prior to the phone fiasco. She did, however, still sport her signature tattered Birkenstocks and cutoff top.
It appears that Ponsetto won’t be trading in her cringeworthy outfit for an orange jumpsuit anytime soon. She was released from NYPD custody last week.
Her next court date to face charges of attempted assault, attempted robbery, endangering the welfare of a child and grand larceny in the fourth degree is March 29. She remains on supervised release for her alleged attack on Harrold, which many deemed a racially motivated incident.
Ponsetto said she couldn’t be considered a racist due to her ethnicity. “I’m Puerto Rican,” the persona non grata told King. “I’m, like, a woman of color. I’m Italian, Greek, Puerto Rican.”