A white woman now dubbed “Bagel Karen” spewed a racist rant at a Manhattan bakery employee after he asked her to wear a mask. The woman, who New York Daily News identified as 38-year-old Stephanie Denaro, called the Black employee a “bitch ass n***er” in a now-viral video.
via: Daily News
The video shows the woman standing at the counter of the Davidovich Bakery in the Essex Market on the Lower East Side, with a baby in a stroller. Two young children stand next to her.
Two security workers are also seen in the video as the customer says: “I just want to order some bagels.”
A security guard tells the clerk it’s up to him if he wants to serve her — and he said he did not — the guard tells the customer: “Ma’am, he’s not going to serve you, so please leave.”
“Why, cause he’s a b—h-ass n—–?” she responded, and then repeated the slur.
The 30-year-old worker, who didn’t want to give his full name, said the incident happened about 3 p.m. Sunday.
”She was two customers behind the lady I was already serving. She had five kids and she was wearing no mask,” the clerk told the Daily News on Tuesday.
“Ma’am, you may have forgotten to wear your mask. You must wear a mask,” he said he told her.
“She replied … ‘Why should I?” he recounted. “I replied, ‘With those answers I will not be able to serve you. … Then she said, ‘You are a bitch-ass n-word.’ … She said it a lot.”
Security escorted her out, he said.
An NYPD spokeswoman said the police department has no reports or 911 calls about the incident. Officials with New York City Economic Development Corporation, which oversees the Lower East Side market, said Tuesday that security called 911, but the woman left the market as they made the call.
The woman, who spoke to The News on Tuesday, identified herself as Stephanie Denaro of Queens.
“I said, ‘You’re a bitch-ass n—-r,’ a term they use,” she said in a phone interview. “All of my children have a Black father. That’s a term I’ve heard them use all my life.”
When asked if she was concerned about the video going viral, she said, “It’s actually great, because they’re forcing people in New York City to wear masks. It’s political theater. I don’t believe in COVID-19. It’s a hoax to convince people to use absentee ballots to steal the election from Donald Trump.”
We want to commend our employee on his handling of the sad incident which occurred at the Essex Market. As is true with…
Over on Reddit, someone shared a video they alleged showed the same woman, this time comparing coronavirus to the flu while wearing a red MAGA hat.