Tim Gaskin, a former LGBTQ talk show host, was captured on camera inside a Marshall’s going on a homophobic rant and exposing his dick over the store’s mask policy.
via Daily Dot:
Pavel Paulinich shared Gaskin’s tantrum on his Karens Going Wild Twitter account (@pavelpnews), and it’s doing big numbers on the r/PublicFreakout subreddit, earning over 67,000 upvotes at the time of this writing. The video begins with a maskless Gaskin cursing out a Marshall’s employee and using a homophobic slur.
“You dumb fucking f****t, what’s your problem?” Gaskin asks.
When the employee tells Gaskin he can’t use that kind of language, Gaskin threatens to sue the store for $75,000 if they kick him out. He cites protections from the “Freedom to Breathe Agency,” which is not a real government agency.
Gaskin further argues that it’s a “health code violation to deny service based on someone’s disability”—another false claim, as the Americans with Disabilities Act “does not provide a blanket exemption to people with disabilities from complying with legitimate safety requirements necessary for safe operations,” per the Department of Justice’s website.
After more threats from Gaskin, the Marshall’s employee asks for his name, at which point Gaskin sexually harasses the staff by unzipping his pants and staring at the camera.
“Look up the law and put [this video] right next to the law,” Gaskin says. “’Here’s the law and here’s the idiot that filmed me.’ It’s gonna be a whole epiphany for you.”
As if this video weren’t enough to make Gaskin a certifiable asshole, his professional history also makes him a giant hypocrite. In 2004, Gaskin began hosting a public access show called OUT Spoken that covered LGBTQ issues in San Francisco, CBS SF reports. According to his LinkedIn, Gaskin also served as editor-in-chief of Benefit, a lifestyle magazine focused on volunteerism and philanthropy, from 2009 and 2011.
Despite his media background, Gaskin seemed woefully unaware of the viral potential of his freakout.
“Five people are gonna see it,” he said. “Hey, five people!”
Watch the video below.
Meat Kevin in #Campbell #California harassing workers and calling them fag**ts! and citing the FTBA (Freedom To Breathe Agency, not a real government organization).#KarensGoingWild by @PavelPaulinich #Karen #Kevin pic.twitter.com/0JPiqhdDyQ
— Karens Going Wild by Pavel Paulinich (@pavelpnews) August 18, 2020