The lady caught on video calling a New York Metropolis bagel store employee the n-word is an anti-masker fiercely against coronavirus restrictions — who claims she didn’t use the racial slur that was clearly captured on video.
Talking to The Put up from her Decrease East Facet dwelling, Stephanie Denaro, 38, bizarrely insisted that she by no means referred to as the Davidovich Bakery staffer a “b—h-ass n—-r” — regardless of being filmed doing so.
“I didn’t call him the n-word,” she mentioned. “I called him a term to describe his behavior.”
She added: “Listen, there are different ways to spell things. I called him a specific word.”
The bakery worker, who gave his identify as Victor, 30, was shocked to listen to Denaro’s declare that she by no means referred to as him a racial slur.
“Honestly, I really don’t know where that response comes from,” he advised The Put up on Wednesday. “I think that over a million people have seen the video and as it states in the video, she actually said those words …”
“I feel like it’s an insult to everybody,” he added.
Denaro — who’s since earned the moniker “Bagel Karen” or “Bakery Karen” for her viral tantrum inside Essex Market on Sunday — then whined about being refused service for not sporting a masks.
“I think that people’s rights are being violated being forced to wear masks,” she mentioned, including, “I’m a Christian and I don’t cover my face.”
Requested if there was something she wished to say to the staffer, equivalent to an apology, Denaro responded, “I feel sorry for him.”
Earlier than shutting her door, she added: “I’d like to say Trump 2020. Long live President Trump. Have a good day.”
The Queens native apparently attended New York College and is the writer of two books of poetry, in response to an Amazon profile.
Denaro, whose 4 biracial youngsters have been current throughout her racist rant, is outspoken about her views on COVID-19 restrictions on social media and has claimed the virus is a hoax.
She’s attended anti-mask demonstrations and was noticed sporting a “Women For Trump” shirt at a COVID-hoax rally in Union Sq. on Saturday.
“I always see her when I cover anti-mask and MAGA rallies,” influencer New York Nico wrote on Instagram. “She is ALWAYS making super racist statements with her kids present essentially begging to get called out so she can claim she can’t be racist because she has mixed race children.”
Denaro additionally as soon as reportedly sued New York Metropolis together with different mother and father over the closure of faculties as a result of pandemic.
On Instagram Tuesday, she claimed to have a “medical conditions” that prevented her from sporting a face masking and mentioned that masks mandates have been “unconstitutional.”
“So if you have a problem with me not wearing a mask mind your own business. It is a free country!!!!,” she wrote. “If I said a word during a verbal fight so what!! It is a word!! Get over it.”
Victor, the bagel store employee, mentioned he was “disappointed” about Denaro’s conduct and “all the lies.” He additionally mentioned he was “sad” that her youngsters needed to witness the encounter.
“I’d preferred that she man up and [accept] her doings,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, he added, “I’m very calm about it and I pray for her.”
“I hope for the world to become a better world,” Victor continued. “We went through four years before that of division, of building walls, so I felt like we came into this new year … it was going to be a new era or a new way of thinking, a mindset for everybody, but [there] are still people out that still act with racism, with hate, so I just want everybody to act with love more than hatred.”
Further reporting by Hannah Frishberg and Elizabeth Rosner