The trend of so-called “Karens” having nuclear-grade meltdowns in public over being asked to wear a face mask shows no signs of slowing down.
And in recent days, the annals of this bizarre craze received a new chapter, this time from a woman in Dallas in what appears to be a Fiesta Mart grocery store. But this Texan “Karen” wasn’t content to simply resort to the usual shouting and pontificating about masks and hoaxes and whatnot. She took things to a whole new level.
She accentuated her profanity-laden tirade by hurling her groceries one-by-one onto the floor. (Warning: This video contains offensive language.)
Lovely young Karen throwing a fit over being asked to wear a mask… pic.twitter.com/CnxRFMvMqf
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 28, 2020
As she hurled her groceries onto the floor, the woman launched into an F-bomb laden diatribe about mask rules.
“…Over a dumba*s motherfu**ing mask … I don’t give a f**k, I’m from Dallas. Your dumba*s motherfu**ing rules and your dumba*s motherfu**ing s**t. Put all that s**t the f**k back. I don’t give a f**k. I got a fu**ing mask.”
One wonders about that last line.
This particular “Karen” indeed does appear to have “a fu**ing mask” in the hand she’s not using to hurl groceries all over the floor. So why didn’t she just put it back on and buy her food? According to folks on the internet, she even entered the store with the mask on, but took it off before she reached the checkout. It was being asked to put it back on before coming to the cashier that triggered her meltdown.
It was this detail – and the fact that she seemed to have nothing breakable in her cart – that led some on social media to theorize that this whole thing was staged.
This one doesn’t pass the smell test for me. She has a mask in hand, cart’s turned into express lane & she’s throwing mostly meat out of her cart because why? she can’t use express due to too many items? I think this is social media performAnce art.
— Lisa Kramer (@LMKRAM1) June 29, 2020
This woman wants attention. She wants to be filmed. She wants us to feel outraged. But what she should get is a pair of handcuffs and a crowded cell with no mask.
— InMinivanHell (@inminivanhell) June 28, 2020
She planned it.
Not a single breakable item in her cart? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/CYX8R3Kzs0
— Laura Apollo (@lauraapollo) June 28, 2020
Whether it was staged or not, many people were outraged by the scene the woman caused.
Why wasn't she arrested? Until there are consequences for criminal behavior this juvenile nonsense will continue.
— GaryAtty (@Garyatty) June 28, 2020
These people are ridiculous. I wish they cared this much about people dying
— Mekka Don (@MekkaDonMusic) June 28, 2020
Just imagine white Karen here ranting and throwing such a tantrum was a BLACK WOMAN. Guaranteed a PD Swat Team has been deployed and waiting for her in the parking lot. The odds at 50/50 chance of survival.
— Brent O (@OnlineDetective) June 28, 2020
People act like wearing a mask is some kind of political gesture and shi. It’s just a way to stay safe. These people preach that they should be able to carry around their guns for self defense so why can’t they wear a mask for self defense?
— 𝚂𝚊𝚖𝚒 𝚉𝚊𝚢𝚗'𝚜 𝚋𝚞𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚕/ Luka stan (@samizaynpiedKO) June 28, 2020
White women are having quite a moment. It isn’t pretty.
— Zelda5 (@Zelda517) June 28, 2020
Who f**king raised these people?!
— Gary Prohaska (@garyprohaska) June 28, 2020
— Brian (@kyansdad1) June 28, 2020
People are calling this a “tantrum.” Let’s be super clear that it is an act of violence, and it’s directed towards the poc workers at the store, who at the end she tells to “pick that shit up.” This is what white privilege and white supremacy look like. https://t.co/2aReRN45Uu
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) June 29, 2020
I think we know that if a Black or brown woman were doing this, she would be removed from the store in handcuffs. https://t.co/Mt8KfVuyjO
— Victoria Brownworth #PRIDE🏳️🌈 (@VABVOX) June 28, 2020
The state of Texas is currently one of the nation’s worst virus hotspots, and Dallas has recently broken its one-day record for new cases for the past two consecutive days in a row.