NYC anti-masker 'Karen' hurls N-word at bagel shop worker in shocking clip when asked to cover face, kicked out
Customers at the bakery called her out for hurling the racist slur, but she replied, 'I can call him whatever I want'
A woman was kicked out of a New York City food market for refusing to put on a mask and calling one of the bagel shop workers the N-word, as well as other abusive slurs, such b***h and a**.
The anti-masker reportedly had four children along with her when she entered the Davidovich Bakery stand inside Essex Market on the Lower East Side. She was asked "repeatedly" to put on her mask as she ordered bagels on Sunday morning.
The New York Post acquired the disturbing video footage (posted on their article) on Tuesday which sees a security guard telling the unidentified woman that the shop worker was not going to serve her because she wasn't wearing a mask. To this, the woman is heard responding, "Why? Cause he’s a b****h-a** [N-word], is that why? Oooh that’s what he is." She can also be heard continuing on her rant despite being told by the security guard that she needed to leave. "That’s what he is. I just said it. You heard it," she continued. "It doesn’t affect me that you’re not going to serve me cause you’re a b****".
Customers at the bakery reacted to the woman's racist slur, calling her out on it before she replied, "I can call him whatever I want." One person witnessing the incident told the woman, "You’re white trash. You’re disgusting,” to which she responded, "Oh, I’m white trash because I have Black kids?” Yet another customer called her out asking her, "Who the f**k does that?" to which she seamlessly replied, "People whose rights are being violated. You think you’re tough with your mask on your face." She finally ended up leaving the bakery with the children she had come in with after the security guard tells her, yet again, "you need to leave, let's go".
Why was the woman not wearing a mask?
The publication reported that Weil revealed the woman "claimed" to have a "medical exemption" for not wearing her mask during the Covid-19 pandemic. Weil, who lives near the market was getting a bagel himself when he fell witness to the shocking incident. Talking about it to the Post on Tuesday, he said, "It was pretty wild. It’s not so shocking to see someone break the mask mandate but it’s shocking to escalate things in front of your children." He added that it was "the most outright racist thing I’ve ever seen. The employee really took everything in stride”.
The worker was also lauded by the bakery’s vice president, Marc Fintz-Davidovich who called the staffer "brave" telling the Post that the woman is not welcome at any of their shops anymore. "To attack him in that way is really unbelievable. We can’t control what comes out of people’s mouth but there’s zero tolerance for racism," said Fintz-Davidovich.
A spokesman for the New York City Economic Development Corporation that reportedly oversees Essex Market on behalf of the city, said, “Essex Market, NYCEDC and Lower East Side Partnership strongly denounce the racist incident that occurred in our facility on Sunday. Hate has no place in our city or in the properties that we manage. The customer who perpetrated this incident was repeatedly asked to leave the facility and did so as we were notifying the NYPD. We have reached out to the impacted vendor and security team to offer our support and commitment to ensuring a safe environment at the Market.” It's been reported that the NYPD did not respond to that "address" on Sunday, as per police sources.