A viral TikTok video shows a grizzled anti-masker making racist comments about a cashier during a meltdown in a California department store.
TikToker @izakthejoker posted the video on Tuesday, and the incident is already in progress when the video starts. The cashier is filming a child and a man, neither of whom are wearing masks, standing at the checkout counter. The man appears to be upset that the cashier refuses service.
The caption describes the situation: “Backstory: This couple came into the store refusing to wear masks and being racist to everyone to asked them to wear a mask. So what did I do? Refused to ring them up.”
The anti-masker repeatedly demands the cashier stop recording him as they wait for the police. “We’ll see how they feel about you not wearing a mask,” the cashier says.
“You’re not gonna force me to wear a mask if I’ve got health issues,” the man says. “It’s called the Americans with Disability Act, you stupid fuck.”
“Shut up,” the cashier says.
“Make me shut up, motherfucker,” the anti-masker fires back.
California has an open-ended mask mandate. A business has the right to question whether the patron requires a mask exemption but also must try to accommodate the customer.
After a brief cut, the anti-masker is on his phone and still not checked out. A blonde woman stands next to him and waves over another employee. “He’s fucking Mexican,” the woman says. “What do you expect?”
The anti-masker doubles down on the racism, calling the cashier, “a stupid wetback.” After another cut, the anti-masker says he’s going to call the police.
Toward the end of the video, the TikToker’s caption says the couple called his Black worker, seen at the end of the video, a “Black bitch.”
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