Who is Kerry Nash? Anti-Mask Woman Unmasked
Kerry Nash has been unmasked as the woman at the centre of an anti-mask video at Bunnings that went viral on Saturday, July 25th. She worked as a senior sales consultant at iSelect, with her former employer putting out a statement today in response to several Twitter posts outing her.
#BunningsKaren There's a team of Karens targeting Bunnings. They stir up shit, film and post it, then sit back and soak up the attention. One is named as Kerry Nash, another Lizzy Rose. So yeah, human rights but if it was me i'd give them a kick in their fat arse. pic.twitter.com/BAyxc6epGU
— ً (@McShayne2011) July 27, 2020
Kerry Nash Work
“Kerry Nash has not worked for iSelect since Dec ‘18,” the company wrote in a tweet today. “We are appalled by #BunningsKaren’s refusal to wear a mask without a legitimate reason. We fully comply with COVID restrictions any staff unable to WFH must wear a mask in our office, in accordance with guidelines.”
On her LinkedIn profile, Kerry Nash describes herself as a “strong sales professional” with a “demonstrated history of working in the consumer services industry”.
She was Filmed Berating Bunnings Staff
Kerry Nash filmed herself berating staff at a Bunnings in Narre Warren on Saturday after they asked her to wear a face mask, also filmed herself telling off an Australia Post worker and ordering them to stamp her package. Her Facebook posts also revealed she got into a heated argument with a security guard at her local chemist over masks on Thursday.
She is a Conspiracy Theorist
On Thursday, July 23rd, she posted in an Australian anti-vaxxer, 5G, conspiracy theorist group that she’d begun the argument at her local chemist after being asked to wear a face mask.
“How dare you! I have a medical exemption and you cannot discriminate against me!” Ms Nash wrote in the long post. She also says she tried to film herself fighting with the guard, but in her own words, she “forgot to push the record”.
It was Nash’s first of three posts over the next two days when she would confront police and retail workers around Melbourne after they asked her to wear a mask while inside their shops.
The former iSelect worker appears to believe in a number of different conspiracy theories, including that there is a mass global conspiracy to manipulate the population into wearing face masks and social distance — and that these measures aren’t being used to stop the spread of coronavirus.
She also has shared content claiming that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is trying to microchip the global population, and she says his face is untrustworthy.
Nash’s Says Wearing a Mask is Personally Degrading
Nash has also argued online that being asked to wear a mask is personally degrading, and tantamount to “being treated like a leper in a public area ins humiliating (sic) and is only adding further trauma (sic) to you and that they are personally liable for this….”
She also shared photos of herself unsuccessfully challenging a parking fine in the Supreme Court, where she called the magistrate “clearly illiterate!”