Face coverings are one of the most expert-recommended methods of preventing the spread of coronavirus. President Donald Trump even called wearing one “patriotic.” However, both experts and the president aren’t enough to convince everyone to wear a face mask.
In fact, countless people have gone viral online because they refused to wear a mask — and had a public freakout over it. We’ve compiled a list of some of the top public freakouts from mask naysayers of the pandemic.
WARNING: Typical of public freakout videos, explicit language is present in the following videos.
A group of anti-maskers took it upon themselves to storm down the aisles of a Target in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They blasted music, including Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” as they urged fellow shoppers to disregard face mask mandates.
The stunt went viral on Twitter, leading authorities to identify multiple participants. Broward County officials mailed those identified $100 citations for violating the county’s mask law.
Anti-maskers in Florida invade a Target pic.twitter.com/Z8TWbl8ihD— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) September 16, 2020
Elsewhere in Florida, one man became an overnight meme for losing it in a Costco after he was asked to put on a mask. He raged in the store, screaming “I feel threatened!” His anti-mask behavior landed him in hot waters as the video caused him to be fired from his job.
Florida man at Fort Myers Costco in “Running the World Since 1776” shirt flips out on elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask and man who defended her #BecauseFlorida (via @profjaffar) pic.twitter.com/PDOvi33qHK— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) July 7, 2020
In Arizona, one woman filmed herself taking her pandemic rage out on a Target mask display. In a shocking update to the meltdown, the woman was also arrested — and the entire ordeal was documented live on Instagram.
Continued…— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) July 5, 2020
Police came to her house and she was arrested on IG Live saying she is a spokesperson for QAnon & the White House and wanted the police to “call Donald Trump and ask him” because she can’t share any “classified information.”
Grocery Stores & More
One woman at a California Trader Joe’s also refused to wear a mask, claiming she was exempt due to a medical condition. When she was approached and told to wear a mask, her tirade to fellow shoppers and employees was filmed and soon went viral.
The grocery shopping freakouts don’t end there, however. In Texas, one woman became enraged after a manager asked her to put on a mask when she came to the register with a full cart of groceries. While holding a mask in her own hand, she began yelling and throwing items out of her cart and onto the floor.
This one’s not a public meltdown, but quite a unique approach to displaying an anti-mask stance. Internet users rallied behind the “Burn Your Mask” challenge to protest mandatory mask orders. It involved people paying money for their own masks only to burn them for videos
If you think those are good, on the next page are pandemic rages of all sorts…