New viral video shows a white woman hurling an anti-Asian epithet at a post officer worker in northern California, and now the U.S. Postal Service is condemning the racist outburst.
The video was shot Thursday in Los Altos, Calif., and posted online by Tyler Brumfield, one of the customers in line behind the slur-spewing so-called “Karen.”
“Can’t you just do your job? It’s simple,” the woman is heard shouting at the unidentified employee. “I’ve been in this country 38 years, I think I should know.”
The woman then used a racist slur against the worker under her breath, leading Brumfield and others within earshot to defend the worker.
She doubled down as she stormed out, loudly calling the staffer a “bitch” and a “stupid c---k.”
Augustine Ruiz, a spokesman for the USPS, called the incident “unfortunate” in a statement to the Daily News sent Monday.
“No employee should have to suffer any abuse by a customer, and we have every right to refuse service to anyone who is abusive. In cases like this, the employee would bring the situation to his/her manager who would interact with the customer on behalf of the employee,” he said.
“Incidents like this are unusual as most customers have praised and thanked our employees for their essential service, but we will continue to provide courteous, professional and essential service to our customers as they look to us for certainty, continuity and stability during these hectic times,” he said.
Ruiz said the community has come out in support of the staffer, sending her multiple flower arrangements.
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