A white woman named ‘Costco Karen’ was filmed throwing a furious tantrum into the superstore after being asked to put on a face mask, where she declared on the floor, ‘I have constitutional rights.’
Shocking video of the confrontation, presumably unfolded at a Costco desk in Hillsboro, Oregon, shows an employee asking an elderly woman to wear a mask in the store to follow her coronavirus policy.
The older white woman had a face mask dangling from one ear, but refused to put it on completely to cover her mouth.
“You just have to tell me you have one. Well then you have to wear it. You must wear your mask in public. This is private property, “said the female employee in the video posted on June 30.
“I am not a member of Costco,” the woman is pinched back.
A white woman is called ‘Costco Karen’ (right) after being filmed throwing a furious tantrum into the superstore after being asked to wear a face mask and refusing to do so. Costco has a retail policy in which all employees and customers are required to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Video of the confrontation that took place in a Hillsboro, Oregon Costco was shared on Facebook on June 30. The woman (right) had a face mask dangling from one ear, but she refused to put it on completely to cover her mouth.
The clip shows an employee asking the woman to put on a face mask to follow store policies, but she got upset and said ‘I don’t do it’ and sat on the floor and refused to leave until she was helped
“Shall I arrange that for you? Well, then you have to put on your mask, “says the employee.
“I don’t,” the woman says curtly, adding the mask requirement is “your problem.”
“Then come back another time,” says the employee.
“I want to speak to your boss,” replies the indignant woman.
“He will need the same. If you want to go out here, I’ll let him meet you outside. You have to do that, that is our policy. We are going to walk outside, “says the employee.
The woman is heard to admit that she has no medical condition, which makes it unsafe for her to wear a mask.
But instead of following the employee, the indignant woman flops on the floor and sits cross-legged in a sit-in protest.
The woman saw herself sitting on the floor of the store as her form of protest as the employee called on the manager to help
It is not clear what the woman entered the store for. She told the female worker that she was not a Costco member
“I’m an American. I have constitutional rights! she says angrily before the camera stops
The employee tries to help her say, “Can I get you a chair outside? There is a place to sit. Shall I help you? ‘
Instead, the woman gets up and sits in a different place on the ground floor of the store, further away from the shoppers, refusing to leave the store.
People who leave the store with their carts maneuver around the woman.
At the end of the clip, the manager walks over to her and says, “Hello, what can I do for you?”
It is not clear what she wanted to do in the store, but the manager repeatedly asked if she was a member of the store.
Costco has put in place a policy requiring all customers to wear face masks, which is an effective way to reduce the spread of the infectious COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.
The Costco policy that mandates customers is wearing masks above
At one point, the woman replies, “I’m not leaving. Do you want to carry me? ‘
“I’m an American. I have constitutional rights! she says angrily before the camera stops.
Costco has put in place a policy requiring all customers to wear face masks, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization say is an effective way to reduce the spread of the infectious COVID-19.
The video is because the US is seeing a surprising upswing in some states after reopening and lifting the coronavirus lock commands.
As of July 2, there have been more than 9,200 cases of COVID-19 in Oregon and more than 200 deaths.
Nationally, there are more than 2.8 million cases of coronavirus and more than 129,000 deaths from the deadly virus.