Viral video of a Los Angeles woman blocking a Black Postmates driver from delivering food to another tenant in her apartment building is drawing strong reactions online.
The video, originally posted to Instagram show the man Jordan Mykel Gipson attempting to make a delivery at an apartment complex in L.A.’s Westwood neighborhood when he’s confronted by an unidentified woman who refuses to let him near the door.
“So, a Karen stopped me from doing my job,” Gipson captioned the clip, which had over 10,000 views as of Thursday. The word “Karen” has become a term to describe a white woman who is accused of acting entitled, often in a racist or disruptive manner.
The woman proceeds to block Gipson from the door as he speaks with the customer through the building’s callbox system, the video shows.
“So you’re not gonna let me in to deliver this food? I have the number,” he says as he waits to be buzzed in. “I have food I have to deliver to somebody, ma’am.”
“Don’t point that (expletive) at me,” the woman says when she realizes Gipson is recording. “Don’t point that (expletive) thing at me.” She continues: “Don’t deliver anything here, we don’t want your delivery, here. I don’t want you here at all.”