A TikTok influencer is stirring controversy
online after filming a video inside of a
convenience store without wearing a mask.
Joegotti96, AKA Joe Samaan, is a Kentucky-
based influencer who often makes videos at
the gas station where he works as a manager.
Recently, Samaan was filming a skit in the minimart
at his gas station when a woman approached him
and called him out for not wearing a mask.
In response, Samaan got angry at the customer, asking
her, “What do you care? What do you care?” “I care about
my safety. I care about your safety,” she responded.
When Samaan continues to roll his eyes at the camera
and yell at the customer, the woman threatens to
call the cops, but he doesn’t even seem to care.
Samaan recorded the entire interaction and uploaded
it to TikTok assuming people would side with him. In the
caption, he even referred to the woman as “Karen”.
In the comments, the overwhelming majority
of users sided with “Karen” and called
Samaan out for behaving selfishly.
“YOU are the Karen,”
one person said.
The CDC notes that wearing masks
can help reduce the spread of
COVID-19 in public settings