"I'm a US ARMY soldier & i had my first encounter with a racist woman."
update 4/20/2021 11:15 AM
As promised, Jeffers shared a second clip from the confrontation, which identified the Good Samaritan who stepped in as a retired Air Force vet.
It also revealed that the woman wanted to physically fight him.
"Fine motherf---er, I will f---ing drop you," she told him, throwing down her glasses as she squared up. "You wanna go?"
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original story 4/20/2021 8:42 AM
A Black U.S. Army soldier just had his first enemy engagement — with a racist Karen.
Joe Jeffers Jr. posted the gross encounter to TikTok, after he was prevented from leaving IHOP following a meal with his unit.
After the group — who are all in full uniform — paid for the food, the woman approached their table uninvited and told them: "Just so you know, I came back in to give her the rest of the cash from my wallet," she said, leaning in and pointing a finger in one of their faces, "because you guys all tip like s---bags."
Jeffers, again displaying admirable restraint, has no choice but to clamber over into the adjoining booth to make his escape. His comrades also stand silently by, knowing better than to get involved.
But Karen is still not finished, getting up and following them out, harassing them further: "Are you the thin blue line? I get confused. Are you BLM? Are you ANTIFA?" she demands, until she is finally escorted away.
The clip has already been viewed more than a million times within just ten hours of posting.
"I'm a US ARMY soldier & i had my first encounter with a racist woman," Jeffers wrote, hashtagging it #AllLivesMatter #SayNoToRacism #BLM.
A "Like for Part 2" prompt hinted at even more to the confrontation.
TikTok comments were filled with praise for the soldier on how he handled things, and also for the bystander who stepped in to help.
"I would have gladly got arrested for you that day sir!! Thank you for you service," one wrote.
Another suggested an alternate caption for the vid: "'Respect our troops'. Also them:"