A woman threw a bizarre tantrum after she was asked to wear a face mask at a fabric store in Canada on Sunday.
In a video posted on Twitter, the woman is seen arguing with an apparent employee and mocking the person recording her, at times using a sarcastic tone and baby voice.
The video begins with the woman asking someone who isn’t visible in the frame: “Why don’t you people educate yourselves?”
She turns to her side, notices the customer recording her, and walks up to her.
“How am I doing? Am I (inaudible) cute?” she asks.
“You’re really close to me,” says the woman behind the camera. The woman in question is not wearing a mask and repeatedly gets in the face of the woman recording.
She then says in a high pitched voice, in an attempt to mock the woman, “Are you afraid? You should run away. But you have your super mask on.”
“I’m trying to protect you,” the recorder says.
“I don’t need protection from you,” the Karen retorts, scoffing.
“Oh you just touched me. I really wished you hadn’t,” the recorder says.
“Oh no!” the woman sarcastically responds as she begins to walk away. “I touched you. I’m gonna get COVID.”
“No, you’re probably going to give it to me,” the recorder replies.
The woman turns around, laughs, and walks back toward the recorder, once again getting in her face.
“Look at you, what a shame!” she says, before proceeding to screech in a baby voice. “Are you gonna leave the store?”
Another woman, presumably a store employee, comes up from behind the woman and asks her to leave. “You’re being very … aggressive to another customer,” she says.
The Karen proceeds to leave, but not before making an announcement. “The thing I wanted to say, which you wouldn’t let me say, is… if I ever come back here again, and this thing is proved to be a hoax, I want an apology from each and every one of you.” The woman repeatedly calls the other customers and employees “sheep” throughout the video.
When another person, who is not visible in the frame, tries to say something, she interrupts: “Educate yourself!”
The person then tells her to “wait ’til someone you know is sick.”
The woman continues with her “educate yourself” tirade while walking to the door. The employee repeatedly tells her to leave.
The video was posted on Monday by Twitter user @davenewworld_2, who regularly posts videos featuring public freakouts. It has since received more than 560,000 views.
The incident happened in Calgary, a city in Canada’s Alberta province, at a store called Fabricland, according to the Calgary Herald.
According to the Herald, Calgary passed a bylaw in July requiring face masks for anyone in an indoor public space, which includes retail stores, among other establishments.