A bankrupt small business owner calling Lifeline has copped a spray from a Melbourne woman, claiming he was putting her at risk of catching COVID.
Darren James, 48, was making a phone call outside the pub to Lifeline, after losing his house, income and family-owned business of 20 years due to continuous lockdowns. After removing his mask to make the call as tears streamed down his face, local public servant Karen Matthews unloaded on him while walking by.
“You selfish fucking bastard! How do you wear your mask incorrectly! You’re killing grandma and putting the rest of us at risk. I hope you don’t need a ventilator in ICU while people are dying!” Matthews screamed.
James was not impressed.
“I thought they were all about ‘caring and compassion.’ Selective outrage at it’s finest,” James said.
Matthews has not responded after deleting all of her social media.