Actor and producer Kevin James released a short film mocking some of the responses surrounding coronavirus-related lockdowns and how bad they could be.
As the Daily Wire reports, James shared the 2-minute video, titled “Out of Touch,” that opens with a scene of a man and him fleeing from law enforcement.
Cowering behind a tree, the two men are hiding from police cars, dogs, and even a helicopter before one man runs off and is caught. James is then found and the scene changes to “six hours earlier.”
In the flashback, James is sitting on a park bench when he sees the other man jogging on a path. The two exchange a brief conversation and then shake hands.
They shook hands — making physical contact — during the coronavirus pandemic.
As the contact is made, the camera pans to reveal an on-looker phoning the police about the witnessed contact.
The Daily Wire reports:
The video is a clear hit on the folks who are all too eager to call authorities on folks not appropriately “social distancing”; these people have been mockingly dubbed “Karens.”
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In real life, some of those “Karens” are members of the American news media. In one prime example, CBS Chicago ran a full segment on a local ice cream truck driver for violating “COVID-19 protocol.” The working man was harassed on bike by a CBS reporter, who filmed the scolding.
According to the report, the video comes after several incidents of concerned citizens calling the police on alleged violators of lockdown protocols.
From the Daily Wire:
Last month, Wisconsin neighbors alerted police to a local mother who allowed her young daughter to have a playdate at another neighbor’s house. The police showed up at her home and harassed her. “Stop having your kid go by other people’s home!” one officer yelled.
And earlier this month, two young Texas women, ages 20 and 31, were arrested after police were tipped off by neighbors that they were providing beauty services for money in their homes, an apparent violation of a stay-at-home order. Neighbors of Ana Isabel Castro-Garcia, 31, and Brenda Stephanie Mata, 20, sent anonymous tips to the Laredo Police Department via an app, according to the Midland Reporter-Telegram.