White ‘Karen’ refuses to let black Postmates driver into Los Angeles building to deliver food saying ‘I don’t want you here at all’
- Jordan Mykel Gipson was delivering Postmates in Los Angeles, California
- A woman blocked the entrance to an apartment where he was delivering a meal
- She refused to believe he was a delivery man and said: ‘He’s some black guy’
A ‘Karen’ has been caught on camera refusing to let a black Postmates driver bring an apartment resident their food in a disturbing verbal attack.
Jordan Mykel Gipson said he was working for his mom in Los Angeles, California, when a woman stopped him from making his delivery.
She refused to believe he was a delivery man and told the customer over the building’s intercom: ‘He’s some back guy walking around here.’
He filmed the woman as she blocked the doorway. He said: ‘So you’re not going to let me in to deliver this food? I have the number.’
He panned the camera to the woman, as she said: ‘Don’t point that s**t at me.’
Jordan Mykel Gipson was working for his mom in Los Angeles, California, when a woman (pictured) stopped him making his delivery
The driver added: ‘I have food I have to deliver to somebody.’
She said: ‘Don’t deliver anything here, we don’t want you here. I don’t want you here, I don’t want you here at all.’
Mr Gipson then pressed the code into the intercom to contact the person who had ordered delivery.
The woman took the opportunity to interrogate the resident in the building. She swore at them adding: ‘I’m not letting this man in.
‘Who are you, who is this? Who’s on the speaker. I live here in this building who is this.’
He filmed the woman as she blocked the doorway. He said: ‘So you’re not going to let me in to deliver this food? I have the number’. Pictured, Mr Gipson was holding food
The resident, speaking over the intercom, then told her they were waiting for a Postmates delivery.
The woman, who seemed confused by the intercom system, asked the resident to confirm where they lived.
She told Mr Gipson: ‘I’m at the entrance to your building. Can I bring your food to you? I’m at the entrance to your building.’
She then got angry when the resident asked who she was, adding: ‘I live here, a**hole. And I pay rent here.’
The confused resident then asked what she wanted. The woman replied: ‘I’m asking you to get out of my building because you don’t live here.’
Mr Gipson interrupted, saying: ‘I’m a black man. I’m trying to deliver. I’m working for my mom.’
The woman added: ‘I don’t care if he’s a purple man. I don’t want him near here because I don’t know him and I don’t want people buzzing him into this building.
‘He doesn’t live here and he’s not a delivery boy. He’s not Dominoes, he’s not Pizza Hut. He’s not a delivery service.
The resident was forced to come downstairs to collect their food after the woman blocked the doorway to stop Mr Gipson getting into the building
‘He’s some back guy walking around here who has a clicker to get into any building he wants to.’
She added: ‘You’ve got codes dude. You’ve not got a brain.’
In a second video, the woman ridiculed the driver for wearing a face cover to protect himself from coronavirus.
She said: ‘Is this a holdup or something? What are you wearing that green thing for?’ she asks, referring to his face covering. And why is that Dodger cap black?’
The driver posted the videos to his Instagram account, with the caption: ‘So a Karen stopped me from doing my job.’
Postmates responded to the video, tweeting: ‘Like others seeing this video, we’re completely appalled by this event that took place.
‘Postmates denounces racism and is committed to the safety of everyone using our platform. Please know we are looking into this incident and in the process of reaching out to the courier.’
The videos have since gone viral on Instagram, gaining over 50,000 views combined.