Panera Karen


‘Panera Karen’ refuses to wear mask because pants don’t contain farts

A video of the incident shows the woman blowing in another customer's face.


Moises Mendez II


Posted on Jul 22, 2020   Updated on Jul 22, 2020, 6:16 pm CDT

A maskless woman who berated a Panera Bread worker over the eatery’s face mask policy has been aptly nicknamed “Panera Karen.”

One of her arguments against face masks is that a mask won’t stop COVID-19 because pants can’t stop a smelly fart.

In the video, which was filmed by a bystander, Panera Karen records the workers who refuse to serve her because she is not wearing a mask.

The woman asks the employee, “So you’re not gonna serve me because I’m not wearing a mask?”

The incident happened in Chico, California, and the person recording has not been identified. However, another customer, who can be heard in the video, was identified as William See.

See interjects, “No, they’re not gonna serve because you’re not wearing a mask. That’s exactly right.”

Karen continues to question the employee, but See can be heard saying, “Just put on a mask. Stop being such a moron, you selfish piece of sh*t.”

“You’re so f*cking selfish,” See reiterates. The woman then turns around and tells him to stop. He refuses to back down, prompting her to blow in his face. Both the man recording and See groan in disbelief and tell the woman to “grow the f*ck up.”

As the woman begins to walk out, she says, “You think that mask is going to protect you? You fart out your ass; you can smell it out of your ass. You think that mask is going to protect you?”

The identity of Panera Karen has not yet been revealed, but people are still on the hunt to find out who she is.


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*First Published: Jul 22, 2020, 6:15 pm CDT