In the light of the prevailing risk of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all the public places require visitors to wear a mask. However, there were so many videos of people being irresponsible and not being health-conscious. Some even went to the extremes of passing fake face mask exemption cards to avoid wearing them. Read through this story of a woman who refused to put on a face mask at a grocery store, and tried to shame the other customers for calling her out.
This ruckus was reported from a Trader Joe’s store in San Francisco valley, when a woman who arrived at the store wearing a mask, took it off during shopping. Then, people approached her and told her to put on a mask. But, she refused, creating a heated scene.
Opening day at Trader Joe’s in North Hollywood, Ca.
Karen is mad she was mask shamed… pic.twitter.com/pF3Zgj3w2E
— Rex Chapman?? (@RexChapman) June 27, 2020
In one video, the person who recorded the scene states: “This is the opening day of Trader Joe’s in North Hollywood. This is Karen.” The woman is then heard throwing her basket and cursing at other customers.
In another video, she states that she has a breathing problem, and that her doctor advised her not to wear a mask. She also says that due to this reason, anyone who’s forcing her to wear a mask are violating the federal law. Following the freak out, the woman was ordered to leave the store by managers, and she left.
White people : just follow the law and they’ll be no problems
Also white people in trader joe : pic.twitter.com/kN9TpBNAGs
— john (@iam_johnw) June 27, 2020
As expected, the incident gained the attention of social media users in no time. Many users criticized her reckless behavior and her hilarious excuses for not wearing a mask in public.
Check Out People’s Responses To The Incident Below
“I have a breathing problem!” unhinged but physically fit Karen screams at top of her lungs as she’s escorted out of a Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles for refusing to wear a mask pic.twitter.com/Izm8j56iGG
— Borzou Daragahi ?? (@borzou) June 27, 2020
That Karen at Trader Joe’s flipping out that she can’t wear a mask because she has “breathing problems” pisses me off. My dad has 1/4 lung function and still wears a mask in public. It isn’t that hard to give a shit about other people. pic.twitter.com/rYkz1NBVha
— Nav (@navinahismad) June 27, 2020
This Trader Joe’s Karen is lying. No real doctor would tell a patient not to wear a mask during COVID-19. Even those with asthma, COPD, and other respiratory conditions should wear a mask in public. It won’t interfere with your breathing. It’ll save lives. pic.twitter.com/xDa9frgSJU
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) June 27, 2020