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The appeal and futility of mask meltdown videos (VOX)

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The appeal and futility of mask meltdown videos – By Alex Abad-Santos (VOX) / July 9 2020

Shaming people who don’t wear face masks is popular, but it won’t really change anyone’s mind.

They all start in the middle.

The videos, blurry and shaky, look like the beginning of a found-footage movie, one of those horror flicks where you don’t know what you’re looking at it until it becomes impossible to miss. In this case, it’s a first-person point of view. Our cameraperson, a woman in Scottsdale, Arizona, is slapping masks out of a display.

 

“This shit’s fucking over,” she says, again and again, her free hand slapping away mask after mask.

Plastic crumples. The metal display screeches. The bottom of the video reads “@Target” in cheerful, rainbow-colored letters, seemingly unaware of the human-on-mask violence its director is unleashing.

That video, posted on July 5, currently has been played 9.9 million times.

Continue to article: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/21318663/face-mask-karen-meltdowns-videos-trader-joes

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