North Carolina Takeout Customer Refuses to Wear Mask, Invokes 'Trump 2020'

A Davidson County, North Carolina woman refused to wear a mask while picking up takeout as several people recorded her going on a profanity-filled rant against Democrats and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Thomasville, North Carolina, woman identified Monday as Jennifer Kaye [Talbert] appears in the latest public outburst from Americans who are refusing to wear masks in public spaces. Kaye can be seen screaming "Trump 2020" and "our lives matter" at several fellow customers in line who took issue with her refusal to adorn a facial covering while picking up her takeout order. Hundreds of people have since commented on her personal Facebook and Instagram accounts since the Sunday incident which has been viewed millions of times.

"We don't cover our faces in America. They don't control us, we're Americans," Kaye yells as she picks up her food from the counter.

"Get away from me," a man in line for takeout can be heard responding, before calling her a derogatory term. This prompts Kaye to launch into a political rant against Democrats and others.

"You must be a Democrat. You worship Obama don't you? Peace. Love. Harmony. Trump 2020, baby. F**king Democrat, antifa motherf**ker, Black Lives Matter motherf**ker, our lives matter."

Kaye was immediately labeled a "Karen" after some of the largest Twitter and social media accounts re-posted the video of the incident. Despite her criticism of Black Lives Matter, Democrats and even former President Barack Obama, the woman is ironically seen wearing a shirt which reads "Equal."

Newsweek reached out to Kaye directly on Monday morning through both her Facebook and Instagram accounts for any reaction or additional remarks about the now-viral video incident.

The video inside the fast-food restaurant concludes with the woman's male companion entering the store without a shirt and attempting to escort her out of the business. One man recording the incident can be heard laughing to himself before letting out an exasperated sound as she finally exits the establishment.

Kaye's takeout tirade is only the latest incident of people publicly refusing to wear facial coverings and then lashing out at people who suggesting they do so. In North Carolina alone, at least three videos emerged over the past week showing various "Karens" threatening others who have asked them to put on a mask. In Williamston, North Carolina, a Hampton Inn employee called the police on a Black hotel guest—which later led to her being fired from the hotel chain.

Among the comments on the woman's social media pages, dozens of people remarked on the irony of her posting memes highlighting the benefits of fairness and understanding for others.

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A Davidson County, North Carolina, woman refused to wear a mask while picking up takeout as several people recorded her going on a profanity-filled rant against Democrats and the Black Lives Matter movement. Screenshot: Twitter