A group of shoppers in Staten Island became angry when a woman decided to do her grocery shopping without a mask on. Instead of leaving her be, allowing to go about her day and practicing the group shouted at her, telling her to leave the store.
"F**k you! F**k you! F**k you!" one man yelled.
"Get out of here! Get out of here!" a woman yelled, pointing towards the door.
The man could be heard screaming at the woman. At one point he even said she was "acting like a dirty pig" for not having a mask on.
Some felt the need to point out that Staten Island is a more conservative area and a stronghold for President Donald Trump.
CONTEXT ALERT: Staten Island is the only one of New York City’s boroughs which @realDonaldTrump carried in 2016.— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) May 25, 2020
And these people are clearly not in agreement with mask avoidance. https://t.co/dpt5xdY884
Staten Island is NYC's most conservative borough. 56.05% voted for Trump in 2016. Population of 476,143 people and almost 800 confirmed COVID dead to this point. Extrapolated over the US population that's about 550,000 dead. So nah, they ain't havin it. https://t.co/LE8ugkrHJj— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) May 25, 2020
Virtue-signaling Brigade wins a key victory in the historic Battle of Staten Island as the Red State/Blue State Civil War begins to heat up... https://t.co/7DRBh09oZr— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) May 25, 2020
Some decided to cheer the mob on.
staten islanders with masks are my new favorite new yorker https://t.co/QVwmOXiMRb— wilfred chan (@wilfredchan) May 25, 2020
Netflix needs to pick this series up. https://t.co/J7sUyHcpua— hend amry (@LibyaLiberty) May 25, 2020
Conservatives pointed out the issue with the mob mentality:
This is dangerous and scary mob mentality that is gripping our nation. https://t.co/eNQvKRmdbE— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) May 25, 2020
There is over a 99% chance that they are yelling at an entirely healthy person who poses no risk of infecting anyone with anything, but the lockdowners are so brainwashed and sanctimonious, they think this is a rational response.— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) May 25, 2020
It’s insane. https://t.co/P6q6fi9M8C
Mobs. The worst. Always the worst. Group think. All because of unfounded fear. Creeps me the hell out. https://t.co/ad4U5f67IP— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) May 25, 2020
The Karens have formed a militia. Scolding is their only weapon but it’s powerful indeed. https://t.co/OqtuuX5FtX— Ezra Levant ?? (@ezralevant) May 25, 2020
Truth be told, this is scary. We're maneuvering our way through a pandemic. We're in unchartered territory. People should respect others' decisions to wear a face mask or not. For all we know the woman in the video had a health condition that prevented her from wearing the mask. Assuming that those who don't wear a mask are being defiant is just as bad as assuming that those who do wear a mask are being overly cautious.
All of us need to do what we think is best for ourselves and others, whatever that may be. Pouncing on someone like this only creates more hostility and stress, which no one needs.