Judge Judy called out anti-masker at hair salon: 'You must be some kind of narcissist'

What you see is what you get with Judge Judy. The judge and daytime television phenom, real name Judith Sheindlin, is known for her frank candor. But she found herself working off the clock recently amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview with the New York Post, the Judge Judy star revealed how she handled a recent run-in with an anti-masker. It happened when Sheindlin, who was fully masked, saw a man without a face covering while she was at the hair salon — so she confronted him.

Judge Judy Sheindlin confronted a man without a mask at a hair salon.
Judge Judy Sheindlin confronted a man without a mask at a hair salon. (Photo: WireImage)

“I walked up to him and he looked at me and smiled,” she recalled. “I was wearing my mask with my smock on and my hair was dripping wet. I said to him, ‘Do you like Judge Judy?’ He said, ‘Oh yes,’ and I said, ‘Not after today,’ and I proceeded to lace into him about respecting other people and how other people are minding you by wearing a mask. I said to him, ‘You must be some kind of narcissist or there’s something that I don’t see that makes you unique and special.’

“I did my own Judge Judy on him,” she added, “and he came back to where I was putting my hat on, with his mask on, and apologized.”

Sheindlin knows a thing or two about holding someone accountable. Judge Judy is entering its 25th and final season after a record-breaking run. The court show has been No. 1 in its genre for 11 consecutive seasons and averages nine million viewers a day.

“I still think most people — most — like order,” the 78-year-old told the Post of why viewers resonate with the program. “They like people who follow rules, are good citizens and who act responsibly: how they discard their trash, how they put shopping carts in assigned spaces so they don’t fly away.

“When you blur the rules, when you say, ‘OK, curfew is at 10,’ and they come in at 11 and nothing happens to them, then the next day it’s midnight … then they know nobody is watching the store and there are no consequences,” she continued. “And if there are no consequences, very few people have that innate clock that says, ‘I know this is wrong.’”

That guy in the hair salon will probably think twice about masking up, now.

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