Dealing with the pandemic over the past year has been a mess for far too many reasons to count. Chief among them is how ridiculous people have been in public—and it’s not just anti-maskers.
Video reportedly taken at Universal Studios recently shows a woman threatening to infect a teenager and his whole family with COVID-19 after claiming he took the table she wanted.
The boy is already sitting at the outdoor table when the video, which appears to have been recorded by one of his family members, begins. The woman is sitting on top of it, challenging them to call security on her, and another man who may have been with the boy and the woman recording the altercation is sitting silently on the other side of it.
“Go ahead and call security before I take off my mask and spread [COVID] on you,” the woman yells at the teen, getting in his face as he leans away from her.
She tells him to “get out” of “her table,” insisting that she asked politely — something that clearly must have happened long before the recording began, if it happened at all.
“You’re a little kid that has no manners,” she tells him.
During the back-and-forth between them, the woman claims that she only left the table to “go get the food,” even though she also makes it clear that she’s waiting on her food to arrive at the moment. She also insists that her whole family is on the way, as if that somehow gives her the right to the highly coveted table.
She threatens to infect the teen with COVID again during the 58-second clip and also accuses him of making her COVID worse.
“You’re going to make me really ill,” she says.
It’s already baffling enough that people really feel the need to visit theme parks in the middle of a pandemic, but that there are those doing this while supposedly being sick with the virus is unconscionable.
“Did your security really allow a woman who claimed to have COVID to stay in the park?” one viewer tweeted at Universal.
Another Twitter user called everyone at the park “selfish and dumb” for being at the park at all.
According to a text overlay on the video, Universal did nothing about the incident and didn’t kick the woman out of the park despite her claims that she is actively ill with COVID-19.
Just because vaccinations are slowly rolling out across the country doesn’t mean that we’re out of the woods yet, and this is a great example of why that is.