New Yorkers are chasing shopper from the busy Staten Island supermarket because she wasn’t wearing a mask
Moment-infuriated New Yorkers chase shopper from a busy Staten Island supermarket because she wasn’t wearing a mask
- A viral video shows at least five customers berating a woman at a Staten Island supermarket for not wearing a mask
- “Get the f ** k outta here,” customers shout at the visibly frustrated shopper
- The woman finally admitted she was defeated and left the store
- The clip has gained over a million views since being posted on Twitter on May 24
- All New York residents have had to wear masks in shops and other areas where social distance is not possible since April 17
A viral video captured the moment when furious New Yorkers chased an unmasked shopper from a grocery store on Staten Island.
The 21-second clip, which has been viewed more than a million times, shows at least five customers scolding a woman for not wearing a mask in the overcrowded store, despite the state asking everyone to do so.
“Get the f ** k outta here,” customers shout as the woman appears to raise her hands in frustration.
Finally, she admitted she was defeated and walked out of the store with a few customers following her to make sure she left.
A viral video shows furious New Yorkers chasing a shopper from a Staten Island supermarket for not wearing a mask
At least five customers are seen cursing the unidentified woman (in white above) in the store, shouting, “Get the f ** k outta here!” while pointing to the door. The woman seemed to scream back at the crowd, raising her hands in the air in frustration
The footage was posted on Twitter by McAuley Holmes on May 24.
Holmes told Heavy that he didn’t witness the chaotic scene himself, but found the video on Reddit.
It is unclear at which supermarket the confrontation took place.
The video is part of a wave of ‘mask shaming’ on social media. In this case, the target was someone who was not wearing a mask, but in many others, people have been filmed bothering people for choosing to wear them.
All New York residents are required to cover their nose and mouth in shops and other areas where social distance has not been possible since April 17 under the mandate of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Facial coverings have proven effective in curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which on Monday killed more than 362,760 people and killed an estimated 23,490 in the state.
The woman finally admitted she was defeated and left the store
Several other states, including Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Hawaii, also require that people wear some form of face covering in public.
There seems to be a growing political divide regarding the wearing of masks in the US as many who oppose coronavirus-related disabilities refuse to recognize their effectiveness.
Polls show that Democrats are more likely to wear masks than Republicans, although Republicans are more likely to wear masks in states with democratic governors.
In recent weeks, several videos have been released of people in red states making fun of others for choosing to wear face coverings.
President Donald Trump and other members of his government have questioned the necessity of wearing masks – while health experts largely agree that they are an important tool in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.