No One Can Believe The Words Coming Out Of These People’s Mouths At Viral Utah Anti-mask Rally

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Utah Anti-mask Rally refers to a viral video of a protest in St. George, Utah against the state government’s law which made protective face wear mandatory during the COVID-19 pandemic. The clip was widely shared on Twitter, where it was described as “beyond parody” due to the various outlandish statements made by attendees, such as a woman comparing wearing a facemask to the killing of George Floyd and another saying that “child molesters love” face masks.

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On August 21st, 2020, ABC 4, a local Utah ABC affiliate, covered an anti-mask rally in St. George, Utah. The video went viral on Twitter several weeks later. On September 11th, 2020, Twitter user @WeHateDarius posted a clip of a woman in the news segment comparing George Floyd saying “I can’t breathe” to anti-mask protesters saying they can’t breathe with a mask (shown below, top). On September 13th, user @Tommyxtopher tweeted the full segment, gaining over 65,000 retweets and 50,000 likes (shown below, bottom).


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The segment stunned Twitter users who both expressed despair and commented that it felt like a parody. User @Jared_Carrabis tweeted the video, saying “This has to be an SNL skit,” gaining over 37,000 retweets and 86,000 likes (shown below, left). User @ChrisMelberger tweeted, “This plays like a video made by The Onion. In actuality it’s the sad, depressing state of our country,” gaining over 180 retweets and 1,900 likes (shown below, right).


Esene Community” class=” kym-image image-auto-link” id=”photo_1896069″ title=”SNL Skit”> chris melberger @chrismelberger · Sep 14 This plays like a video made by The Onion. In actuality it's the sad, depressing state of our country. Tommy X-TrumplsARacist-opher @tommyxtopher · Sep 13 Wow. Anti-mask protester in Utah: Text Web page Website Line” class=” kym-image image-auto-link” id=”photo_1896070″ title=”Not the Onion”>
Others were particularly stunned at the George Floyd comment. NFL player Damien Harris tweeted, “i KNOW she did not let this come out of her mouth…. no way man,” gaining over 120 retweets and 700 likes (shown below, left). User @Stylishmaya tweeted the moment, saying “I know she did not,” gaining over 130,000 retweets and 450,000 likes (shown below, right). The video was covered by Junkee, Buzzfeed, the Daily Dot, and others.

Maya W @stylishmaya 0:52 .. I know she did not. Tommy X-TrumplsARacist-opher @tommyxtopher · Sep 13 Jaw-dropping full report on Utah anti-mask protest. Show this thread COVID-19 PANDEMIC KATIE KARALIS O KKARALIS@ABC4.COM abc 97° 5:01 NEWS 190.60 11.65 46.85 Ow 1:35 20.2M views S&P 500 NASDAQ FINANCE 27,930.33 3,397.16 11,311.80 OUR Adaptation Community

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