The footage shows when a mother is refused treatment for an alleged broken finger after refusing to wear a mask in a hospital.
The video, made by Letitia Montana of Toronto, Ontario, shows a heated interaction between herself and the emergency room staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the city after she refuses to wear a mask.
Ms. Montana, who is connected to an EKG machine with her son in the waiting room, says, “You won’t do me a favor if I don’t wear a mask.”
To which a member of the medical staff replies, “Yes, you have to wear a mask, we ask you to wear a mask.”
Medical staff at St Joseph’s Hospital, Toronto, insisting that Ms. Montana must adhere to the Department of Health policy
Ms. Montana, an insurance and investment adviser, then continues to talk to the camera, “I’m at St. Joseph’s Hospital and they tell me that if I don’t wear a mask, they won’t help me, they want me to go.”
Staff reminds her that the policy is enforced by the Ministry of Health, which was brought in to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Ms. Montana refuses to comply, later telling her Twitter followers that she was’ asked to ‘leave’ before staff ‘immediately called three guards to escort me out’.
The video, shot by Letitia Montana of Toronto, Ontario (photo), shows a heated interaction between herself and the emergency room staff at St Joseph’s Hospital in the city
On July 2, Ms. Montana shared a photo of herself with journalist Dan Dicks in protest at measures taken to combat Covid-19
The video that Mrs. Montana shared on her Twitter has received mixed reviews with 4.2 million views and thousands of retweets
The self-proclaimed ‘freedom lover’ and ‘truther’ has made her anti-masks clear on Twitter
Self-proclaimed ‘freedom lover’ and ‘truther’ made it clear to her anti-masks on Twitter: ‘The few times I put on a mask, I could barely breathe, especially with the hot summer heat.
“This has led me to research it and what I’ve learned from science is that it endangers your health in more ways than one.”
The video shared by Mrs. Montana on her Twitter has received mixed reviews with 4.2million views and thousands of retweets – many of whom branded her a ‘Karen’.
The name ‘Karen’ is used to describe middle-aged women in modern slang, but may apply to people who use their privilege to exercise power in often unnecessary cases.
The name ‘Karen’ has been used to describe the right of middle-aged women in modern slang, but may apply to people who use their privilege to exercise power in often unnecessary cases – here Twitter users like Mrs. Montana to a ‘ Karen, who she disputes
The pop culture phrase has skyrocketed in recent months after several ‘Karen’ incidents were shared online, including one incident when New York City’s Amy Cooper mistakenly reported that a black man was attacking her in Central Park after asking her to dog on a leash.
In this case, the term “Karen” has been used as a collective term for some Americans who now refuse to wear face masks in public during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Michelle Cohen tweeted in response, “Pleased to see that the hospital where I trained has their priorities right: protecting vulnerable patients from those who think infection control doesn’t apply to them. Maintaining health privacy rules by not letting a hospital film you. “
She shared a photo of the nurse standing with her arms folded while Mrs. Montana refused to wear a mask and added, “And whoever this nurse is, congratulations on your total boss.”
Doctor Michelle Cohen tweeted in response, “Pleased to see the hospital where I trained has their priorities right” before praising the nurse for her actions
Democrat and U.S. House of Reps candidate Rob Anderson sarcastically thanked Mrs. Montana for sharing the video
A cancer patient who had worn a mask for five hours during chemotherapy last week tweeted in response to the video
Screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer rightly made clear how hospital policy is being implemented
Twitter user Dan Legris tweeted in support of Ms. Montana saying that people don’t realize that a mask is ‘about social conditioning and has nothing to do with health or a virus’
A cancer patient who wore a mask for five hours during chemotherapy last week tweeted: “I wore a mask for five hours while I was on machines that monitored my vital signs. 99 percent oxygen all the time. Wear a goddamn mask and stop being a child. ‘
On July 2, Ms. Montana shared a photo of herself with journalist Dan Dicks in protest of measures taken to combat Covid-19.
She tweeted, “Proud to have been on Parliament Hill today, along with thousands of patriotic Canadians taking a stand for our freedoms! Here with the one & only Dan Dicks from Press to the truth. #canadiansforfreedom #TrueNorthStrongAndFree # HappyCanadaDay2020 Check out my YT for images tmr! 🙂 ‘
Ms Montana said during the protest to the crowd: “Each of us matters, the inspectors who try to impose this inhuman agenda on us are counting on us not speaking and under our control.
“They want people to be accommodating sheep and that’s their agenda.”