Texas Karen won't let children wear masks as they'll 'look like a Muslim', says 'American freedom' allows it
A woman from Texas, who was confronted by people in a Walmart for not wearing a mask, defended her decision, stating that she does not make her children wear masks because they will "look like a Muslim" if they do. The woman, identified as Crystal Pool Latu, on July 20, posted a live stream of Facebook, explaining her stance on not making her family wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Latu, who was dubbed a "Karen" by social media users, in her live stream, said that she was confronted by a woman when she and her children shopped at a Walmart without any face coverings. 'Karen' is a popular moniker designated to racist and entitled White women. Latu also claimed that science is on her side, and that "American freedoms" permits her to not comply with the mask mandates which has been placed in multiple states in an attempt to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
“I understand that it is a 99.6% recovery rate,” Latu, in the video, said. “I don’t even gamble in Vegas, but I will take these odds. I will roll these dice, and I will exercise my American freedoms to not put my kids in a mask because they’re one step closer to looking like a Muslim.” The woman, in the clip, also wished for herself and her children to get the novel coronavirus so they can have "life-long immunity."
“We don’t need to slow the spread, we don’t need to limit all the germs, we need to take care of our temple,” she said. “I will not comply.” She also equated the health risk of not wearing a mask with the health risk of purchasing soda and cigarettes. She claimed that if "Americans have the freedom to purchase these products then surely we can go in and make a choice that wearing a mask is not healthy.”
Trying real hard to be a kingdom woman... Just left Walmart.Posted by Crystal Pool Latu on Monday, 20 July 2020
Latu, during her rant, also stressed on her pro-life stance, saying: "Killing babies is legal. If we can kill babies in our society, surely dear Jesus, I can go into a Walmart without someone running their mouth." As she spoke, her child yelled from the backseat of the car, saying: "Stand up for your rights," and "It's all about Jesus." Latu then added to this, saying: "And, we’re all about Jesus.”
“This is how they’re working on people, through shame and fear and guilt and that’s how Satan has been working since the beginning of time,” she said. “I will not put on the mask for anyone but Jesus.”
Latu received heavy criticism for her stance as Twitter users labeled her "racist," and one said: "Thank you for admitting it’s not about if you can breath with a mask on or not." While another wrote: "Imagine being so afraid of Muslims that you risk your own safety and the safety of your children."
The United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises wearing protective face coverings to tackle the spread of the virus. CDC Director Robert Redfield, last month, had stated that if everyone in the country wore masks, the spread of the virus outbreak could halt in 4-6 weeks.