A Queens “Karen ” deliberately coughed on a woman in a bagel shop after being called out for not having a mask on, according to video and critics.
“You can’t say it to my face, you p— ?!” ‘The unmasked woman raged at the female patron who had just complained to a worker at the New York Bagel Coffee House in Astoria about the lack of safety gear amid the. coronavirus.
The maskless woman – dubbed a “Karen” by social media, the term for a white woman perceived to be acting entitled – then stomped over to the customer complaining and repeatedly coughed on her, according to the video. obtained by TMZ.
“What the f – k is wrong with you?” shouted back the victim, who identified herself as Ally Goodbaum in a Facebook post recounting the incident.
“Words truly cannot express my disappointment in humanity these days,” Goodbaum wrote on Facebook on June 6.
“I know there are bigger problems in the nation right now but more and more it seems people who are just trying to standup for the right things are getting bulldozed by bullies.”
Several outlets and social media accounts identified the offender as a former worker in the research department at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Weill Cornell said in a tweet that the woman who had been identified as the culprit stopped working there in January.
“As an institution on the COVID-19 frontlines, this behavior is shocking & abhorrent to us. Since WCM’s mission is to protect the health & wellbeing of all NYers, we condemn this flagrant disregard of public safety, ”the healthcare system said.
The Post was unable to reach the woman identified online as the offender by phone for comment.
Meanwhile, Goodbaum added on Facebook, “I would NEVER be going back to New York City Bagel Coffee House Broadway and 30th Street because they still served this woman and none of the employees asked if I was okay.”
The coffee shop replied on Facebook by saying the store policy requires both workers and customers to wear masks and apologize for the “horrific behavior of this [maskless] woman.
“Our staff was caught off guard. Most of our staff and the cashier who was working that day were high school students who were frightened by the behavior of this woman. “
The store added that the woman who wore the mask is now banned from all of its locations.