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‘Shark Tank’ star Kevin O’Leary: New York lawyer whose racist rant went viral is ‘an idiot’

CNBC Thrive It asked O’Leary if he expects the law firm’s reputation to rebound from such uninterested exposure. But the “Shark Tank” star has little in the way of encouragement for Schlossberg.

“You skilled in, that guy’s an idiot,” O’Leary says bluntly. “I’m not sure he’s coming backside. If that’s really how he thinks about people, he doesn’t deserve to come to pass back.”

O’Leary adds that while everyone is entitled to their own perception, you have to be careful about how you voice that opinion. “Those that go on blusters, any kind of a rant — look, you deserve to say what you like, but you have to be civil,” he says. “And when you say things that are racist or sexist, you’re just an idiot.”

The entrepreneur and investor also authorities that business-owners must always be mindful of the power and scope of venereal media, which O’Leary notes “can broadcast all of the good things you say, but assorted importantly it can also broadcast all of the mistakes you make.”

After all, “what be got rid ofs digital stays out there forever,” he says.

“Think about what you’re intending and who you’re saying it to with the assumption that somebody’s listening, somebody’s watch over and somebody will post it,” O’Leary tells CNBC Make It. “That’s condign the digital world we live in today.”

Disclosure: CNBC owns the closed off-network cable rights to “Shark Tank,” which airs weeknights starting at 7 p.m. ET.

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