“California Shopper In Ku Klux Klan Hood Alarms Shoppers, Officials,” was a headline ran by the Huffington Post on Monday May 4th 2020.
Customers and local officials blasted a grocery shopper in a San Diego suburb who was photographed wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood — apparently to provocatively conform to the county’s coronavirus face mask requirements.
Several workers at the store in Santee confronted the supremacist shopper, who refused to remove the hood until shortly before he purchased his groceries and left, according to a spokesperson for the Vons supermarket company.
“Unfortunately, an alarming and isolated incident occurred at our Vons store in Santee, where a customer chose an inflammatory method of wearing a face covering,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “Needless to say, it was shocking. This was a disturbing incident for our associates and customers, and we are reviewing with our team how to best handle such inappropriate situations in the future.”
The National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Harrison Arkansas, Thomas Robb said, “What’s wrong with this? It’s a face covering this man was ordered to wear. He was just following the rules. In America Muslim women wear their hijabs in public and that’s considered to be ok in White America, but a Klansman’s hood isn’t? If more people understood what a true Ku Klux Klan organization stood for, and realized our love of our people, and love of our God, the Klansman’s hood be in such popular demand that it would be easier to find an N-95 mask!”