Watch an Angry NYC ‘Karen’ Cough on Bagel Shop Patron After Being Asked to Wear a Mask

An angry "Karen" coughed on another bagel shop customer in NYC because she was asked to put a mask on.


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It just feels like bagel shops have been the unlucky location for a lot of rude and aggressive outbursts, and this time an angry and entitled white woman—better known as a "Karen"—decided to lose her cool and cough on another customer at a bagel shop because they asked for her to put on a mask. Yeah, we know.

At the New York City Bagel & Coffee House in Astoria, Queens, a customer noticed that another customer was coughing without a mask on and asked one of the shop's staff members to enforce the mandatory mask policy that the city has in place. That's when all hell broke loose.

Words truly cannot express my disappointment in humanity these days. I know there are bigger problems in the nation right now but more and more it seems the people who are just trying to standup for the right things are getting bulldozed by bullies.

Another patron managed to catch the Karen on camera yelling at the first customer and calling her names, and then proceeding to go over and cough on her.

The customer who was on the receiving end of the berating took to her Facebook page, giving the full rundown on how everything played out before the Karen was caught on camera. She explained how the angry woman overheard her complaint about not wearing a mask and that's what triggered her. Her post ended by emphasizing to try and be kind to others and not be like Karen.

Sadly, this tale of bagel-related madness isn't new. Those deeply immersed in bagel shop news will remember the "Angry Bagel Man" Chris Morgan who was caught on video last summer exploding in line while waiting for a bagel because he thought the cashier had made a comment on his height. Videos later surfaced of him making racial comments towards Black people, as well as showing a complete lack of understanding of what the word "misogynistic" even means. 

Honestly, you might be better off just going to get some donuts from now on.

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