Florida Karen calls Black woman 'good little slave' for wearing mask, justifies racist comment as she's Mexican
PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA: A Mexican woman called a Black woman a "good little slave" after the latter chose to put on a face mask before she got into a public bus.
The unidentified woman criticized Megan Charleton, 30, for putting on the mask when she was waiting for a bus in Pasco County on Thursday, July 9. In a video shared by Charleton on social media, the woman could be seen telling her she is "like all the rest of the slaves out there." The 'Karen' who was accompanied by three children, told Charleton that she had the right to call her a slave because she was Mexican. Charleton posted the video to both her Instagram as well as Twitter account. Charleton said that Karen and her children were sitting on the ground behind the bus stop when she arrived at the scene. Karen approached her and asked her at what interval the buses arrived at the stop. She told them that buses arrive once every hour. She said that the woman said that Charleton was wrong and proceeded to call dispatch.
"She gets off the phone right as my mom calls me. As I’m on the phone and the bus is pulling up, Karen comes up to me and say in a nasty ass tone 'I called they said it’s every 30 minutes' so I said 'okay, I’ve lived here 20 years it’s always been once an hour but okay' I then hang up the phone with my mom," she writes. "As the bus pulls to a stop I go to put on my mask because Pasco County has a mask mandate and this woman proceeds to tell me “that’s right be a good little slave.'"
Just got told to be “a good little slave.” As I was getting on the bus because I put my mask on. #KarenOfTheDay then claims she Mexican. Seriously whAt the fuck. pic.twitter.com/LjtELjUICj— This.Is.Meg (@ThisIsMeg2) July 9, 2020
The video begins after the woman made the berating comment. "You just told me be a good little slave," Charleton is seen telling the woman who was standing with a stroller and two other kids by her side. The woman responded: "Your wearing your mask live all the rest of the slaves out there." An appalled Charleton says, "You're telling me a woman of color be a good little slave?" The woman insists that she is a woman of color too and it was okay for her to make the racist comment. "And I'm a woman of color too. I'm a Mexican woman of color too," she said. "I don't believe in skin tone because we're all humans and there's no such thing as a different race."
Charleton retorts with: "It doesn't matter you don't say that. That should be offensive to you what's wrong with you," adding that she is not setting a "good example for your children." The video ended with the bus pulling up in front of Charleton as she entered and sat down inside. Karen was also seen moving toward the entrance of the bus but it was unclear if she was able to board it since she was not wearing a face mask.
"Regardless of the connotation in which she meant the word slave you do not ever call a black or brown person a slave. Ever," Charleton added in her post.
"She could’ve chosen any other word. But deliberately chose slave."