Viral VIDEO shows man following a woman around grocery store & SHAMING her for being unvaccinated
Insisting it was his "job," a man took it upon himself to publicly shame an unvaccinated woman as she shopped at Target, calling on others to join in. The viral clip drew comparisons to a scene from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
"You're not going to follow me around in the store and point at me to people," the female Target shopper said indignantly as a man sporting a surgical mask and a hat did just that. The video went viral on Twitter on Wednesday after being posted by Art TakingBack, who tweeted that it gathered one million views in just 16 hours.
Why doesn’t this shit ever happen to me? pic.twitter.com/gAnNQbnHqS— Art TakingBack 🇺🇸 (@ArtValley818_) September 16, 2021
"It's a state regulation," the man insisted, later adding that it was also a rule of the store – but producing no evidence he had the authority to enforce either.
"It's not a law. You're an idiot," the woman shot back, as a fellow shopper leapt to her defense and the man snarled that the dispute was "between the two of us." Reminding the man that he had his mask and vaccine and was therefore "safe," however, went nowhere with the would-be stalker, who continued to follow the woman around the store.
"You're making a bad decision. You're a bad American … you're a bad person for doing this," the man continued to declaim, while the woman sarcastically agreed, adding that she also voted for former president Donald Trump – a statement that elicited cheers from at least one other shopper.Also on rt.com Welcome to Snitch Nation: From kids to parents, it’s a race to rat out your (former) loved ones before they get you first
The man repeatedly tried to claim superior medical authority by way of his (absent) wife, who was – he claimed – a specialist in infectious diseases. "Do you think she just doesn't know what she's doing?" he insisted on asking those who suggested he was harassing the woman.
It's all of our job as a community to come together and make sure that people are shamed when they put the rest of us at risk.
Many on social media called out the man as a coward for going after a woman shopping alone.
They only go after women.— K (@KidKentendo) September 16, 2021
First he's lying about his wife. She's probably a vet techSecond, they always go after women never someone who could make them wet themselves— Coach_KingMHS (@CKingmhs) September 16, 2021
Others were more direct with their criticism, warning that he should "watch what happens" if he tried to follow one of their wives around a store pointing and ranting.
He would need a straw to drink supper the next 6 weeks after any of the women in my family got through with him... she was very kind to him— J McAfee (@Moose1373) September 16, 2021
Because like me, you would punch this dude in to the fruit and veg section lol— xrp_ben (@ben_xrp_) September 16, 2021
What would once have been considered harassment was now being seen by some as acceptable behavior because it was being directed against the new unvaccinated underclass, one tweeter complained, while another agreed, saying Target should have stepped in to prevent the man from verbally tormenting a shopper.
Some took note of the unusually sympathetic strangers. While videos of supermarket 'Karens' demanding mask compliance and other Covid-19-related behavioral compliance have proliferated in the last 18 months, onlookers usually stay out of the action – or join in on the side of the Karen.
Yes the strangers were cool.— sonja jordan (@sojoreu) September 16, 2021
And more than a few people were reminded of the film 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers,' in which alien plant-pods sneakily replace ordinary people with doubles that look and talk almost exactly like human beings aside from their obsession with conformity.
life is now officially a movie to me pic.twitter.com/fjL6gO5p4b— stanmoon (@stanmoon6) September 16, 2021
Like this story? Share it with a friend!