Stephanie E. Denaro, 38, of Rosedale, Queens, New York City, New York, United States has defended her decision to call Victor Kamara, 30, the N-word. The latter has been working as a cashier at Davidovich Bakery at Essex Market on the Lower East Side in New York City since January 2021.
At around 3:00 p.m. on March 21, 2021, Denaro went to Davidovich Bakery with her four children to buy bagels. She refused to wear a face mask so she was refused service by Kamara.
“Ma’am, he’s not going to serve you so please leave,” a security guard told Denaro. She responded, “Why? ‘Cause he’s a b***h a** n****r?”
Denaro repeated the racial slur and refused to leave. A video of the incident went viral and she became famous as the Bagel Karen or the Bakery Karen.
“Know your worth, man,” Kamara told ABC News. “It wasn’t her place to talk to any Black person like that.”
Kamara is appalled and kind of sorry about the situation and at the same time puzzled by the fact that Denaro’s children looked mixed-race. According to her, the father of all of her children is African-American.
“I said, ‘You’re a b***h a** n****r,’ a term they use,” Denaro told the New York Daily News. “All of my children have a Black father. That’s a term I’ve heard them use all my life.”
Meanwhile, Davidovich Bakery commended Kamara on how he handled the situation involving Denaro. The bakery stated, “As is true with any family, an attack on one member of the family is an attack on all of us.”
“Davidovich is a family-run business and a family,” the bakery continued. “We stand with all our employees for handling this situation of hate and bigotry with professionalism and grace. We intend to make it clear that this customer or anyone who uses racism and any insensitive language, simply is not welcome in our stores.”