Unmasked customers and masked patron clash at Taco Bell Pattaya


Covid-19 has required – and normalised – wearing masks in public. Not only has this been legally mandated in Thailand, but it is now a social norm to wear a mask in the interest of preventing the spread of Covid-19.

So, going into a restaurant and seeing someone not wearing a mask can be concerning for some, and even a cause for anger.

When two unmasked customers walked into this Taco Bell in Pattaya, an argument quickly ensued between them and a masked customer.

Let’s see how this played out.

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Unmasked customers get into an argument at Taco Bell in Pattaya


On 6th July 2021, two unmasked individuals walked into a Taco Bell in Pattaya. A masked customer asked them to put on their masks, and also advised the restaurant staff against serving these unmasked customers – these actions led to a heated argument between the two parties.

A video of the situation has been uploaded to Facebook Page, Stickboy Pattaya on 8th July 2021.

The customer not wearing a mask can be heard making physical threats towards the masked customer in Blue.

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The unmasked customer insulted and humiliated the other customer for intervening – claiming that because he was loaded with money, he could do as he pleases
GIF: Stickboy Pattaya

1.08 minutes in to the video, the unmasked customer asks the masked patron, “You wanna settle outside? Let’s do it then.” The videographer can be seen attempting to talk them down, and trying to prevent a physical altercation from breaking out.

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GIF: Stickboy Pattaya

Later, both parties did end up outside, where they were quickly separated by employees who wanted to prevent physical violence.

The man in Blue asserted that he wanted to call the police and press charges against the unmasked individual for entering a restaurant without a mask.

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GIF: Stickboy Pattaya

The unmasked man’s companion then attempted to remove him from the quickly escalating situation – which then led to him slowly leaving the scene.


Netizens provide solutions & question Taco Bell


The video documenting the argument between these two customers has received over 340 shares and over 800 comments. Here’s what some of the viewers had to say.

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Screenshot: Stickboy Pattaya


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Translation: It’s be a good idea to put up a sign saying “No Mask, No Service”.

There were also those who questioned the restaurant’s mask rule.

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Screenshot: Stickboy Pattaya

Translation: Why is Taco Bell serving an unmasked person?

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Screenshot: Stickboy Pattaya

Translation: How did the person get in without wearing a mask?


Prioritise your and the safety of those around you


We’ve been asked countless times throughout the past year and a half to wash our hands, maintain social distancing and wear a mask. It’s been said that these actions can keep us and those around us safe, as well as ease the burden of healthcare workers.

While we may have good intentions in warning a person about the repercussions that come with refusing to wear a mask in a pandemic, it’s also important to remember that engaging with an unmasked individual may put you at risk.

We hope that everyone from this situation came out of it safe and unscathed.


Cover images adapted from: Stickboy Pattaya

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