Bizarre moment maskless UPS ‘Karen’ tries to claim store is her private residence and slams people wearing face coverings as ‘conformists’
- TikTok video recorded somewhere in the US on Tuesday shows a white woman arguing with staff and customers at a UPS store
- Woman, dubbed ‘Karen’ by TikTok user, refused to wear a mask or socially distance herself, in violation of store policy
- She claimed the store was her ‘private residence’ and ‘private property,’ and called people wearing masks ‘conformists’
- Workers told her they would not serve her until she stepped outside
- Police were called to the scene and had to explain to the ‘Karen’ that UPS manager had the right to asks her to leave
An odd video has emerged on social media this week, showing a customer at a UPS store calling the business her ‘private residence’ and refusing to leave after being asked to put on a mask.
TikTok user @asapvick uploaded a series of clips on Tuesday, depicting the white woman in an Under Armour sweatshirt, whom she dubbed a ‘Karen,’ furiously arguing with store employees and another customer, and demanding that they hand over her packages.
When the other customer tells the woman that she is holding her up, the ‘Karen’ instead blames the delay on a worker, then orders the customer to stop recording her.
TikTok user @asapvick on Tuesday shared a series of videos showing a white woman refusing to wear a mask inside a UPS store, making odd claims and arguing with staff
The woman, dubbed ‘Karen,’ got into an argument with another customer about her refusal to wear a mask indoors, saying she was not a ‘conformer’
The woman bizarrely claimed that the UPS store was her ‘private residence’ and that the other customer was not allowed to record video of her
When the customer refuses, the woman launches into a bizarre tirade, saying; ‘this is a private residence, and actually I’m restricting your recording. And so therefore, you are not allowed to do that.’
The person shooting the video is not swayed by the woman’s arguments, and one of the workers stresses that ‘this is nobody’s residence.’
The woman tries to dispute that claim by pointing out that she had received three packages at the UPS store, which apparently in her mind makes it her residence.
The situation escalates after the other customer asks ‘Karen’ where her mask is.
‘My mask?’ she replies with considerable aplomb. ‘I’m not a conformer. Why are you wearing one?’
The ‘Karen’ stretches out her arm in a misguided attempt to prove that she is keeping six feet apart from those around her
The customer replies that she is wearing a mask to protect those around her from COVID, to which the woman says that she’s already had the illness in December 2019.
The first documented case of the coronavirus in the US was reported on January 20.
In true ‘Karen’ fashion, the woman then demands to speak to a manager and asks where her packages are.
The store manager tells the irate woman that she must go outside because she refuses to obey the business’ social distancing rules, or wear a mask.
‘No one is helping you until you step outside,’ the employee tells the woman.
Eventually, police are called to the scene and are forced to explain to the irate woman that UPS staff have the right to refuse her service
More bickering ensures, during which ‘Karen’ calls the masked customers inside the store ‘conformists’ and doubles down on the bizarre claim that the UPS location is her ‘private property.’
Eventually, police are called to the scene and an officer attempts to explain to the anti-masker that the management of the UPS store has the right to tell her to leave.
It is unclear where the incident took place. The maskless woman has not been identified.