In a viral video on TikTok, a woman shouted at a Panda Express employee and reached around the counter to throw food when the person was said to be unable to be served without a mask.
User @joseph_byren recorded the incident in Fresno, California on December 25 and shared it to TikTok on January 5.
In the video, the woman standing on the counter reaches for her glasses and throws food at the workers before walking away and yelling at them.
“Racist bitches,” the woman seemed to say. “This is a free country for everyone, bitch.”
“Put on your mask,” said the user behind the camera.
The user provided more details in the comments. He said he tried to order before the woman entered but was told he could not be served because he was not wearing a mask. He had his girlfriend, who was wearing a mask, ordered a replacement, and he sat down at the table.
The user said that when the masked woman arrived and was told she couldn’t be served, she pointed at all the customers who weren’t wearing masks who were eating at the table.
“She put her shirt on her face and tried to order. The manager said no and let her leave. She went wild,” the TikTok creator said in the comments.
The video has received more than 2.7 million views and many users expressed frustration at the woman’s actions in the comments.
One user said: ‘These fast food workers don’t get paid enough for this if you have trouble leaving the store.
“The fact that she’s in a onesie is perfect because she behaves like a kid,” another said. speak.
However, some TikTok users responded with racist connotations to the woman’s behavior, which prompted some viewers to shut them down.
“Has anyone started seeing a pattern??” one user said, another replied: “Bruhh… the pattern is outbreaks happening at public eating places.. you are a real racist no matter what.”
However, one user questioned the story, curious to hear the woman’s point of view. “She said they were racist [though] we don’t know the whole story,” they said.
Daily Dot reached out to user @joseph_byren via comment on TikTok and Panda Express through its website.
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* First published: January 6, 2022, 10:50 a.m. CST
Laiken Neumann is a freelance journalist based in Austin, Texas, who writes about culture, entertainment, and social justice.
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