After a man yelled at a female employee for asking him to wear a mask but became submissive when confronted by a male security guard, it’s clear a face covering isn’t enough to cover up misogyny.
In a video circulating online, a man was caught changing his tune depending on who was speaking to him.
A female employee told him he needed to wear a mask in the store.
The man yelled at the employee:
“Leave me alone! Stop touching me! Don’t touch me! Get away from me!”
After speaking to him for several minutes, and the man insisting she get away from him, he finally pulled a medical mask from his pocket and put it on.
However, the person recording the video also caught the man removing the mask as soon as the female employee was out of range.
The video then cuts to another confrontation between the female employee and the man. The man physically got closer to the employee and began cussing at her, his voice becoming more and more shrill.
The man screamed:
“Let go of my f**king cart. No, let go of my f**king cart.”
Getting closer to the employee, he yelled:
“Let go of my f**king cart! Get out of my f**king face!”
“Get the f**k out of my face! Let go of my f**king cart! Get the f**k out of here!”
When a male security guard approached and demanded the man leave the store, the man became submissive and apologetic.
But he was still required to leave the store. He was followed by the security guard, as well as two other men who appeared to be shopping in-uniform.
You can watch the full video here:
Anti-masker throws a temper tantrum at female employee & cowers when men intervene pic.twitter.com/sThfZ50s6W
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) July 15, 2020
The video has gone viral as viewers remain dumbfounded as to why some people are behaving this way over the simple requirement to wear a mask.
Some applauded the female employee for her vigilance in the matter.
What I love about this, I didn’t hear one male employee say to her “you can back up we got this.” It’s nice to see that they didn’t come to the rescue her but they came to back her up.
— jpc (@jpc1672) July 15, 2020
Wow, I love this employee, she’s tough. I used to go in the break room & cry when a customer yelled at me back in my supermarket days. The stress these folks go through, the risk with contagion and ugly behavior takes a toll. “Hang in there, sorry man.” ❤️
— smallbutmighty (@smallbu34915705) July 15, 2020
Wow! That female employee deserves a raise!
At the end of the video, I especially like the man with a smiley face on the back of his shirt and the carefree music in the background!
— Amy Duval (@TrekkyAmy) July 15, 2020
Some took the opportunity to critique the man’s behavior.
Screams at the top of his lungs at the female, threatening her. But as soon as a guy showed up, his little tail gets tucked between his legs where his balls should be, and he scampers out of the store
— bill bergovoy (@bergovoy) July 15, 2020
This is what the "law & order" trumpers are about, isnt it? Cowardice, fear, hostility in passive aggressive ways & misogyny combined with racism. Unless they are in a group, well armed & facing a smaller number of People.
— Paul Kearney (@onemordumazz) July 15, 2020
Why aren’t people like him given a citation and/or thrown in jail???😷😷😷
— AgolfTwittlerofOrangeSkidMark (@jawjaresists) July 15, 2020
Others could not believe the man was so resistant to wearing a mask.
Why???? Why does having to wear a mask get people so angry? I just do not understand this this. It’s simple, it’s not hurting you, it’s not painful, hopefully this will be a short lived thing. Wear the mask people!
— Tera (@terahusker02) July 15, 2020
I don’t understand why these people think they have a “right” to do whatever they want in private stores? GET OUT. Means leave. There are zero laws that say you can do whatever you please on private property. It’s crazy.
— RichieNYC (@RichSpence10) July 15, 2020
Honestly, how is this not classified as mental illness by know? WTAF is so horrific about wearing a mask when you go out for six months?
— Gonja (@buudgreen) July 15, 2020
I don’t understand people not wearing a mask during a pandemic. I live here in Italy and if you don’t wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser that is provided…. you will not get into the stores. Here in Italy, the pandemic has slowed down because of using a mask.
— siobàn Vict (@stscholasticas) July 15, 2020
Others commenting agreed and also thought “no mask” should simply mean “no admission” to stores.
To add, you also do NOT have the right to abuse employees, or other patrons. Believe me, your small change is not worth losing an employee, or other patrons over. These anti-maskers need to realize, if you don’t want to wear a mask, don’t go shopping!
— North Native (@native_country) July 15, 2020
No Mask should equal no entry to any store.
— Essenviews – Demand The Truth (@essenviews) July 15, 2020
Though wearing a mask is supposed to help prevent the spread of viruses, people still have strong opinions about whether or not to wear one.
But just like no shirt, no shoes, no service, if a business says you have to wear one, just put it on or stay home.