Kentucky Shopper Explains Why She Cut A Hole In Surgical Mask: Makes It “Easier To Breathe”

A Kentucky woman has gone viral after she was filmed shopping at a local gas station with a hole cut in her face mask, claiming that it made it “easier to breathe.”

Footage posted to TikTok showed a gas station clerk stunned to see the woman enter the convenience store with her face mask cut to fully expose her nose and mouth.

“Where did you get that mask from?” the gas station clerk can be heard asking the woman as she approached the counter.

“Well, since we have to wear them and it makes it hard to breathe, this makes it a lot easier to breathe,” she replied.

“Cutting it? Yeah, I’ll do that too, thanks for the advice.” the clerk mockingly said to the woman.

The footage has received over 800,000 likes since Friday.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced that shoppers will be requested to wear masks while in public starting May 11.

“While it’s gonna seem strange and is probably uncomfortable, I want us to know that this is just another small sacrifice that we can make to make sure that we keep each other safe,” Beshear said, reports the Louisville Courier Journal.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, face coverings should “fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.”