I absolutely detest to use of the term “Karens” to describe entitled white women who think rules don’t apply to them, but a viral video has emerged from a weekend attempt in Dana Point by a woman seeking to enter a Gelson’s Market without a mask and being denied by staff and management of the market.
It’s fun to watch even celebrities chime in on Twitter about Dana Point and the pricey grocery store that did the right thing. As the Internet worked over details in the video, some interesting details have emerged about Shelley Lewis, as she identified herself to market staff.
Since the post went viral, Lewis deleted the video and deactivated her account. From Heavy.com, this:
At the start of the video, Lewis speaks with a Gelson’s staff member who is wearing a mask. The employee informs Lewis that she needs to wear a mask while shopping in the grocery store and that the business can provide her with a mask if she doesn’t have one.
Lewis tells the employee that she needs to speak with a manager. When the manager approaches, Lewis says she has a medical condition that prevents her from wearing a mask. The manager then offers to do her shopping for her, but Lewis says she has private items she needs to buy and she doesn’t want to give him her credit card.
The manager informs Lewis that he cannot let her in the store without a mask due to company policy. She then says that the manager is discriminating against her and Gelson’s is “going to get a lawsuit.”
The manager then gives Lewis a business card for her to call the corporate office. Once she receives the card, she leaves and finishes recording.
A Twitter user found Facebook posts by Lewis praising people who violated self distancing rules at Sal;t Creek Beach, writing, “So glad people are not complying with these stupid unconstitutional ‘rules’.”
As it turns out, Lewis is a featured speaker for FEIC — the Flat Earth International Conference — held in Dallas last November.
Here’s her bio: Shelley Lewis is a passionate truther, a licensed holistic health practitioner, a certified lymphologist, a vegan chef, photographer, and co-director and co-producer of The Plane Truth Documentary. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she entertained hopes of becoming an AstroNOT.
A cloth face covering is different from a facemask worn by medical professionals. It will help you to be safer when you must be out in public but it will not protect you completely. Please continue to follow the guidelines to stay at home as much as possible, wash your hands frequently, disinfect surfaces, and avoid touching your face.”
Someone who suffers from Lupus is at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, so not wearing a mask is – in a word — stupid.
Just don’t call her “Karen.”