South African 'Karen' Refuses to Wear Mask in Store, Has a Meltdown

South African 'Karen' Refuses to Wear Mask in Store, Has a Meltdown

- A maskless woman went on a rampage in a Pick 'n Pay, shouting at staff who asked her to wear a mask

- She claimed that her rights were being infringed upon and that is was illegal to enforce the wearing of masks

- Social media users took to the post and shared their opinions of the situation and the woman

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A new term has been coined for over-entitled women and men who rage against employees over simple issues. Recently, mask policies in stores have become a bug bear for a lot of 'Karens' particularly in the US. However, now and then a South African 'Karen' hits the headlines.

A woman went ballistic in a Pick 'n Pay in South Africa when the staff asked her to wear a mask. Yusuf Abramjee uploaded a video that was taken which documented the woman's meltdown.

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She began shouting about her rights and produced a document in which she claimed that the Constitutional Court declared the lockdown unconstitutional and illegal.

South African 'Karen' Refuses to Wear Mask in Store Has a Meltdown

A South African woman refused to wear a mask and shouted at staff members. Photo credit: @Abramjee
Source: Twitter

Another woman who was off-camera could be heard sympathising with the Pick 'n Pay employees, saying that they were just doing their jobs and enforce store policy.

Throughout the video, the angry woman shouted at the staff and called them 'you people'.

Tweeps took to the comments section to share their reactions to the viral video, a small number of people agreed with the woman in the video but they were outnumbered.


"You can't infringe on other people's rights in justifying your point of view ..this act is criminal and deserves to be punished ...worse there are people dying every day and you deliberately don't wear a mask where some are jailed for forgetting theirs..."


"Typical of stupid rights advocates who think they have rights to infect others with the deadly pandemic. For this moron, rights are a one-way streets that only serves her interests, not others."
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Earlier, reported that South Africans have expressed concern that a third wave may hit the country sooner than expected after a clip was shared on Twitter of a group of revellers having the time of their lives at a groove while ignoring almost every Covid-19 health regulation.

Heading to Twitter, @Yoliswamakhasi shared the clip of the partiers who seemed to have no worries in the world about the deadly virus that is taking hold of the country and the world.

"Third wave loading eMonti!" Yoliswa captioned the post.

In other news, Police Minister Bheki Cele's spokesperson Lirandzu Themba has revealed that all officers on duty at Jackson Mthembu's funeral are in hot water.

Cele announced that an internal investigation has been launched looking into all officers who had attended the late Minister's funeral:

“What was supposed to actually happen there was that Police should have verbally asked the Premier to wear a mask which failure to do so should have resulted in an arrest."
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