A white woman was caught on video using a racial slur after a Black bakery worker asked her to leave the bakery for not wearing a mask.
The video shows the maskless woman standing at the counter of the Davidovich Bakery in the Essex Market on the Lower East Side with a baby in a stroller and three other children next to her.
Two security workers are also seen in the video as the customer says: “I just want to order some bagels.”
One of the security workers then tells the clerk it’s up to him if he wants to serve her, and he said he did not before the guard tells the customer: “Ma’am, he’s not going to serve you, so please leave.”
“Why, cause he’s a b—h-ass n—–?” she responded, and then repeated the slur.
The 30-year-old worker, who didn’t want to give his full name, said the incident happened about 3 p.m on Sunday, March 21.
”There were two customers behind the lady I was already serving. She had five kids and she was wearing no mask,” the clerk told the Daily News.
“Ma’am, you may have forgotten to wear your mask. You must wear a mask,” he said he told her.
“She replied … ‘Why should I?” he recounted. “I replied, ‘With those answers I will not be able to serve you. … Then she said, ‘You are a bitch-ass n-word.’ … She said it a lot.”
Security escorted her out, he said.
The woman, who spoke to The News on Tuesday, identified herself as Stephanie Denaro of Queens.
“I said, ‘You’re a bitch-ass n—-r,’ a term they use,” she said in a phone interview. “All of my children have a Black father. That’s a term I’ve heard them use all my life.”
When asked if she was concerned about the video going viral, she said, “It’s actually great, because they’re forcing people in New York City to wear masks. It’s political theater. I don’t believe in COVID-19. It’s a hoax to convince people to use absentee ballots to steal the election from Donald Trump.”
‘It’s a satanic ritual and I’m a Christian and I am not going to cover my face… Their bagels aren’t that good anyway. Honestly they’re stale,’ she said.
She refused to apologize to the black store worker she offended but said she was sorry for ‘setting a bad example for her children.’
Denaro also claimed that the N-word was something that is heard ‘everywhere’ in New York City.
‘I live in New York City, I’m from New York City… it’s something you hear people say constantly. It’s constantly being said it’s not just black people who say it…it’s a term of endearment.
‘I don’t apologize to the clerk because he was being rude and disrespectful to me about the masks. He was violating my HIPA and the security guard had also said I could be in the store and be served.
‘For them to try to make me look stupid… that’s kind of my temperament. If you want to make a scene, we can make a scene,’ she said.
She added that her three children are bi-racial. It’s unclear if she is married.
Earlier, she defended the incident on Instagram, saying: ‘All of you hating on me for no reason! News flash!!!! I AM BLACK!!!!!
‘My skin color does not look dark but my ancestry results came back as me being black! So do not be mad at me no more.
‘Leave me alone!!! As a young black woman I love all of you!!’