The first footage of a de-aged Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Netflix film The Irishman might be enough to break social media, but that’s not why the actor’s name was trending on Wednesday. Instead, the Goodfellas star’s name was making the rounds thanks to everyone cracking the same joke on Twitter about a viral video of a Long Island man’s misogynist rant against the female employees and customers at a Bagel Boss. If absolutely none of this makes sense, then watch the video below.
According to the video’s poster, the man seen in the video “was degrading almost all of the female staff as well as other patrons” with misogynistic remarks. Toward the end of the clip, a male customer confronted the man, asking him to “calm down.” This only seemed to escalate the situation, which ended in another customer tackling the ranter before he had a chance to lash out at anyone else.
The New York Post spoke to the store’s manager about the incident:
[He] walked in around 9 a.m. Wednesday “screaming about the dating sites and how women hate him.”
“This is crazy but the man was very upset he was short; he went off on the women about dating sites,” a manager, who identified herself as Patty, told The Post.
The manager said a female worker was serving the man when the woman looked up and smiled at him.
“He just went totally nuts. He said ‘why are you smiling at me?’” she said. “He started saying it’s because I’m short and nobody wants me.”
Needless to say, most commenters on social media were not on the ranter’s side.
And that’s where Pesci comes in.
(Via New York Post)