A woman in Cedar Park, Texas recorded herself on Facebook Live having a total meltdown after being refused service for not wearing a mask.
Oddly she was wearing a shirt and shoes and seemed undisturbed by that outrageous demand.
Katie Bug, as the woman self identified, filmed and posted her crying tirade to the internet, where people did not receive it warmly.
An Oscar Worthy try cry here:
A woman named Katie Bug records herself at an HEB in Cedar Park, Texas having a panic attack because they refused to check out her groceries for not wearing a mask. pic.twitter.com/b2RDIUBPvn
— Tee *61 Days Until Change*😷 Mitch (@InsideASCIF) August 31, 2020
Bug claims that she was harassed for not wearing a mask and when she complained to a store manager, the store then refused her service.
“I have anxiety and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). They were berating me about not wearing one even though I told them I have a medical exemption,”she said.
“Shed the Mask,” reads her shirt, in contrast to her message.
Have you seen this psychotic sociopath named Katie Bug who freaked out at HEB because she refused to wear a mask? If any employee did check her out, they should be fired! If she has children, CPS should investigate her immediately as she is clearly unstable and dangerous. https://t.co/PUM9Lpigmv
— RacerXLIVE (@RacerXlive) September 4, 2020
Translation: #KatieBug doesn't care about the lives of others as long as she can get her groceries. Thank you @HEB ! #KarensGoneWild #WearADamnMask
Maskless H-E-B customer goes viral after filming her reaction to being denied service https://t.co/HrflGZOIf1 via @mySA
— The Voice Of Reason (@portarican_RT) September 2, 2020
I have actual panic attacks and I can't breathe when I'm going through one, let alone stop and record my attack for social media, she states no one shows compassion yet she belittles the 10k dead, where's that family's compassion, this is a tantrum
— Eva Kaneva 🇲🇽🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@Boyinabluedress) September 4, 2020
How about shopping from home? Or curb side delivery ? Or home delivery? No wants to get near you cause you’re not wearing a mask and cause you’re uhm crazy😳😳😳😳😳😳
— kitty (@miss_kitty_2u) September 4, 2020
No sympathy for the wicked.
— Daniel Silverthorne (@DMGSilverthorne) September 4, 2020
The woman also perpetuates the falsehood that less than 10,000 people have died of the virus–a theory which has recently become popular among right-wing conspiracy theorists.
That data point is based on the CDC’s assertion that it was rare for COVID-19 to be the only contributing factor to death.
-20 points for no real tears . . . .
— Kimberly Dana🐇👑☕🏴☠️🌈 (@KimDwnTheRbtHol) September 4, 2020
By Oscar, you mean Golden Razzie for Worst Female Performance.
— Crow says wear a mask and vote early if you can! (@Adorabolical83) September 4, 2020
Sorry – I have to deduct some points. Absence of tears really lowers the performance quality. Shooting out of focus didn't hide that flaw at all.
— Steph. Dangerous Cactus 🐱 🍹🦜 (@Graypets) September 4, 2020
Some poor employee is going to have to disinfect all the products she's slobbering and breathing on
— ❄ Bel ❄ (@superbelks) September 3, 2020
My opinion: Totally staged. How or why would she have all of these things memorized? A coincidence?
— ericc56 (@ericc56) September 2, 2020
The woman then recorded a second video wherein she detailed that she was allowed to check out anyway and then called any child under the age of ten wearing a mask “child abuse.”
I think of all the horrific things that have happened to people these days and then there's her. I'm at a loss of words to describe how this infuriates me.
— KevinF ☕ (@skrewdge) September 3, 2020
She wants to be famous. #karens
— Jimmy Page (@ErsatzSobriquet) September 1, 2020
Dryest cry I’ve ever seen.
— forkgirl (@ForkgirlCosplay) September 3, 2020
— Sass Transit (@HarleyTraister) September 4, 2020
She can use curbside. Get out of the store if she will not wear a mask.
— F. McFarland (@mcfarf) September 3, 2020
The video has gained notoriety everywhere from Reddit to a Facebook group called crazykarens, all of which feature folks having little sympathy for Bug’s “crocodile tears.”
Wear a mask.