Being older isn't an excuse for ignorance.
In an incident that's being called the "Elderly Karen" situation, a Black man has video footage showing an elderly White woman in what looks like a Target or a Walmart. You can see in the video that the woman, who looks to be quite elderly, is very matter-of-factly asking the man who is filming her to please wait until she's finished her shopping before he robs the store. She says she doesn't want the robbery (that isn't happening) to interfere with her shopping trip. The gentleman was in an aisle looking at the shelves minding his own business when the woman walked past him in the center aisle and said this to him.
The man who uploaded the video goes by the username @agustistking. We've seen a lot of racist videos this year, but this one is about as blatant as it can get. The lady doesn't seem in the least concerned or frightened, exactly. She just doesn't want to get mixed up in a robbery because it would be so inconvenient for her. All she knows is that she sees a Black man and just assumes that he's there to rob the place instead of just being someone who's trying to do his own shopping as she is. In the video, the man asks, "You asked us was we gonna do what?" he asked. The woman replied, "Rob the store."
She said it with the same look on her face as if she were asking him if it were raining outside. When the man asked her why she thought he was there to rob the store, she asked, "Aren't you going to do it now?" The thing is, the look on her face is just so priceless. She isn't the least bit perturbed, and that's what makes this so dangerous. As one TikTok user said, "The scary thing is she wasn’t TRYING to be racist and intimidate them; she honestly thought they were gonna rob the store cuz they black. Sick."
Since the video has been posted, it has received more than 386.6K likes and 15.6K comments. More than 13.9K people have forwarded the video. Watch this insanity below.