LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A shopper at a North Hollywood Trader Joe’s was filmed having an angry outburst after being told to wear a mask inside the store.

Woman caught on camera screaming at a North Hollywood Trader Joe’s after being told to wear a mask. (Source: Twitter/@ItsRellzWorld)

The incident was caught on cellphone video and shared widely on social media, garnering more than seven million views as of Saturday night.

In the video, the shopper was heard yelling expletives and calling people “Democratic pigs.”

At one point in the clip, she slammed her shopping basket on the ground and stormed off toward the exit.

The shopper was at the store on opening day of a new Trader Joe’s location in the North Hollywood neighborhood.

Gov. Gavin Newsom made face coverings mandatory in most cases throughout the state of California.

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, people have been defying requirements and challenging orders to wear masks all across the country.

In Orange County, the county’s chief health officer resigned after facing death threats over her mask mandate.

To date, 31 states do not mandate people wear masks when out in public, while 19 states, including California, do require them.

There are mask mandate exemptions for people with medical concerns that make it dangerous to wear a covering over the nose and mouth.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends wearing face coverings, staying at least six feet away from others in public, and maintaining proper hand hygiene to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Comments (42)
  1. Victor says:

    I can’t believe CBS is prominently showing this; however, It does fit their narrative that she’s white and despises the socialist democrat party.

    Hey CBS, you are low class trash for this hit piece! I hop she ca find a way to sue whoever is responsible since she wasn’t on public property when she was filmed without her permission and did not sign any release.

    Or is she an actor? lol

    1. Businesses reserve the right to refuse service and legally do not have to give a reason. Get out. You are entitled to nothing at ANY business.

      1. Victor says:

        Who are you referring to ‘cancel culture’ leader?

        Are you the one that filmed Karen? lol

    2. inverse137 says:

      I got $50 that says I can name the college you attended

      😉

    3. inverse137 says:

      Sandrella Zadikian if anyone was curious

      😉

    4. Victor: are just another Russian troll? No offense…

  2. Bill Buffalo says:

    Breathing problem? Most with a “breathing problem” couldnt scream like that for as long as she did. If she didnt spend all day watching Fox, politics would not enter into this.( I think this was staged, actually)No medical evidence that masks inhibit breathing at all, you have no right to put others at risk in public, if you dont like it, stay home.
    TJ’s is a private business. They have rules to protect employees, and you have a choice as to whether you would like to comply or patronize their competitors.ast I checked, Republicans were allowed in Trader Joe’s, I know many who do.

  3. David Valdez says:

    She sounds like a Republican Pig.

    1. Victor says:

      Says the donkey man! lol

  4. dan bolger says:

    “Karen” gets crazy

    1. Victor says:

      How does he know her name?

      This was a leftist skit with terrible acting. Where is Karen today? Please speak up Karen and admit that you were hired to do this.

  5. carole paquin says:

    Plz ask her to NOT to come back to T J . Not the kind of person I want to do my shopping with.
    Tj s has the BEST workers and always very helpfull . The line control has been great and senior hours are the best and the only store I would go too during lock down
    Thx again for being the very BEST store!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. John Doe says:

    This was staged. Many saw her waiting in line with a mask to get in the store. She didn’t take off the mask till in the store. She then wandering around the store without getting anything for 15 minutes trying to provoke staff and customers. These spoiled brats shouldn’t be given the attention they crave.

    1. Victor says:

      I wonder what her real party affiliation? Anyone find her on IMBD? lol

  7. Marti Michael Parry says:

    Shaming her for exercising her free speech rights – or does that pertain to liberals only? At least you don’t see her burning things down or looting to get her views across!

  8. Sum Ting Wong says:

    I’m gonna take my camera and go Karen hunting.

    1. Victor says:

      You sound like a perv.

  9. Leland Whitehouse says:

    It’s an order by the Gov. not a law. ! She had every right to refuse. If she filed a case in a Federal Court of violation of her rights she would win. Then could file a Civil suit against Trader Joe’s for one miliion dollars.

    1. Businesses reserve the right to refuse service and legally do not have to give a reason. Get out. You are entitled to nothing at ANY business.

      1. Victor says:

        And not to shoot video and distribute to a news channel which is not the case here, but that also applies to any fellow patron on private property.

  10. Businesses reserve the right to refuse service and legally do not have to give a reason. Get out. You are entitled to nothing at ANY business.

  11. postdoggerel says:

    “Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.” ~ Mark Twain

  12. Michael Tuscany says:

    She should be banned by Trader Joe’s. She is a menes to society.

  13. Welo says:

    Gosh, “Victor” is not only ignorant of the actual law, he’s also kind of tightly wound, isn’t he? Problem with taking your biases to a public forum, “Victor” is that you stand a substantially higher risk of encountering someone who genuinely knows what they are talking about. And when THAT happens, you will appear incontrovertibly foolish spouting meritless quasi-legal double talk without standing. Then again, it’s doubtful this would be the first time you’ve heard THAT I surmise.

  14. BraveEagle Soarng says:

    #NOMASKMARY I LOVE YOUR TRUTH!!! I stand with you!!!

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