Bunnings ‘Karen’ leaves Macedon Ranges fuming

The Melbourne woman causing outrage at the centre of an anti-mask Bunnings protest has attempted to spread her message in Macedon Ranges.
Dubbed ‘Bunnings Karen 2.0’, Elizabeth ‘Lizzy’ Rose had gloated on social media about her travels out of lockdown, with face mask-free, to country towns like Romsey on Saturday.
Her road trip came just one day before she created a scene at Bunnings Warehouse in Maribyrnong; refusing to wear a face covering, while filming and, what some have described as, antagonising staff.
The Keilor-based psychic’s actions have left many fuming and feeling vulnerable as coronavirus cases continue to climb, including Macedon Ranges which had recorded 12 active by Tuesday morning.
But Lizzy was remorseless, taking to social media with part two of what appears to be a campaign: “I visited numerous country towns today, my last stop was Romsey.
“It was wonderful to get my nails done and chat with the locals about the truth of the coronavirus agenda and to encourage people to say NO to wearing a forced facial muzzle of compliance.”
Lizzy says she has medical exemption for not wearing a mask and has encouraged others to visit their doctor to do the same, claiming the move “takes a stand against oppression and dictatorship”.
She seemed fine with complying to wear a face mask if it meant she could get eyelash extensions at a salon on June 12, which she documented on social media and has since told media outlets “was about choice”.
Days before her beauty appointment, she had taken to social media wearing a mask and gloves, sending her “strength, energy and support” to healthcare professionals and urging them to “stay protected and stay safe”.
Lizzy’s medical exemption doesn’t explain her trip out of the lockdown zone to get her nails done – not one of the four government approved reasons to leave home.
Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas was not afraid to call out the behaviour and directly addressed her social media post.
“Your behaviour is selfish and puts the health of the community I represent at risk. Please do the right thing and stay at home,” she said.
The incident has added to some cries for Macedon Ranges to go into lockdown like neighbouring Mitchell Shire, which was sent into a six-week lockdown sitting at about seven active cases at the time. Mitchell had 15 active cases yesterday morning.
Macedon Ranges also borders Hume, which had 392 active cases yesterday. Its northern neighbour, Mount Alexander, had one active case yesterday and still awaits hundreds of tests following an outbreak at Don KR Smallgoods last week that so far links 10 cases.
The Midland Express has made multiple attempts to contact Lizzy but has been unable to reach her.

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas was not afraid to call out the behaviour on social media.
Lizzy Rose was fine with wearing a mask if it meant she could get eyelash extensions at a salon on June 12.
Just months earlier, Lizzy Rose took to social media, wearing a mask and gloves, sending her “strength energy and support” to health care professionals and urging them to “stay protected and stay safe”.

18 thoughts on “Bunnings ‘Karen’ leaves Macedon Ranges fuming

  • July 29, 2020 at 11:04 am
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    Well let’s hope the police are going to send her $1,652 fines as she has admitted publically non essential travel.

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  • July 29, 2020 at 5:21 pm
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    I think people who do the wrong thing and put lives at risk should get charged with manslaughter, as that is what they are doing with their stupid behaviour.

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  • July 29, 2020 at 6:34 pm
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    I fail to see how a mask is a sign of oppression. What a selfish idiot. I’m disgusted

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  • July 29, 2020 at 6:48 pm
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    If they extend the lockdown to Macedon Ranges, it will give Melbourne residents free reign to travel up into our region. Better we keep that boundary south of Gisborne and not add to our woes.

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    • July 30, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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      We’re on the very south of the boundary, and see many vehicles skirting around the blockade on the Calder freeway. Doesn’t seem to be a very tight lockdown when people know the roads that aren’t patrolled. Tired of people thinking they know better and just going around the checkpoints.

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  • July 29, 2020 at 9:19 pm
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    I think Karen’s doing great. Stop the bullying, .. U sheep,.. It’s about choice, u morons,

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    • July 30, 2020 at 10:57 am
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      It’s got nothing to do with choice. This is about human life. Choice is what colour mask you are going to wear.

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      • August 11, 2020 at 2:41 pm
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        It’s “you” not “u” Vicki. Back to Cragieburn.

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    • July 30, 2020 at 9:05 pm
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      her name is Lizzy, not Karen, and it is not a matter of choice that has no consequences.
      the only bullying I see here, is you calling people morons.
      This is not an attack on our freedoms this is our government setting the rules needed to get the state and nation through this with as few deaths as possible. unlike some places in the world who do not seem to care about their own people, our government does not want you or anyone else getting infected.
      if people should choose to act reckless and dangerously like this, then they should be aware of the consequences, and as of Sunday people won’t stay home when infected, and won’t wear masks, the entire state is required to wear them. So this woman and others like her have taken that choice away from us all, by acting selfishly and inappropriately during a major global health crisis.

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    • August 2, 2020 at 2:11 pm
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      Yet another selfish, arrogant Covidiot. Go bury your head in a dung pile.

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  • July 30, 2020 at 10:42 am
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    Yep this woman needs to be fined for sure.
    But really the media should stop this childish bandwagon carry on using “Karen” every time someone does something selfish or off!
    I wouldn’t like my name turned into a word used to describe selfishness or stupidity and I doubt the editor or journalists that use “Karen” would like it either. Yep this woman is selfish and irresponsible, as well as a hypocrite but stop using a persons name to describe that and grow up. It really is follow the leader childish and downright rude to ever woman out there who’s actual name is Karen.

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  • July 30, 2020 at 5:45 pm
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    I hope she gets multiple fines. She’s a danger to society like that Belle Gibson woman.

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  • July 30, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    The point is let’s not spread the virus! Let’s not get sick… hence the face mask. It’s trying to do all we can as a society to prevent more outbreaks
    If she cared about her fellow man, she would realize she doesn’t have a damn choice! We all hace to wear one – there are reasons for it ….. hello!!!

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  • July 31, 2020 at 8:30 am
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    She needs to be locked up and kept safe in a cell so she doesnt get the virus (tic)

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  • July 31, 2020 at 9:05 am
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    Rubbish it’s not about choice, it’s about obeying directives put in place to help stop the spread of infection instead of being selfish, entitled and totally stupid at a time when we should each be considering others’ rights to safety, instead of just our own desire for publicity. 8

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