Bonnie has a message for all those covidiots who aren’t taking the coronavirus seriously and she’s not messing around.
The “almost” 75-year-old took to Facebook on Friday with an impassioned speech after a disturbing altercation in a Chicago grocery store.
In the now-viral video, Bonnie Tracy describes what happened when she covered her mouth around two women who were refusing to practice social distancing.
And her epic salty smackdown? Makes Bonnie from Chicago our new internet hero. We love you, Bonnie!
Bonnie opens her tale with:
“I went to Mariano’s today, minding my own business,”
She was minding her business ya’ll.
and there were these women in line, and I had a cart, and I said, “excuse me” and because they were standing so close to everybody, I did this”
It’s at this point in the video that she pauses to lift up the collar of her coat to cover her mouth.
But covidiot #1 doesn’t appreciate Bonnie’s attempt to protect herself. Bonnie’s action immediately causes the stranger to have a negative reaction.
“She proceeded to yell at me and tell me I was crazy – what was wrong with me, that this was not a pandemic, this was a political hoax.”
And I ask you who’s the crazy one? Because there’s only one, and it sure as hell isn’t Bonnie.
While Bonnie’s sensible side was telling her to just keep on walking, her Southside Polish side was having NONE OF IT. Her dander was UP. In a scene straight out of “Grannies Gone Wild,” Bonnie retorts:
“Well, if you’re not afraid, then why don’t you volunteer to go to China and take care of people.”
And here is where Bonnie’s feisty side really starts to show. In a mocking voice, she imitates covidiot #1’s response. And it ain’t pretty.
“Well god damn it, why don’t you — BITCH.”
And I just have to stop here for a hot sec and say, there’s something really badass about an “almost” 75-year-old repeating the word “bitch.”
After Bonnie tells the woman that she would go to China if she could afford to, she decides it’s time to rein in the rage and step away.
And it’s at this point in the video that we find out what prompted Bonnie’s impassioned response to the stranger’s utter lack of respect for social distancing. Holding back the tears, she explains that her daughter is currently working in hospitals, trying to save lives. During a pandemic that is most definitely A PANDEMIC.
But this isn’t the end. Because Bonnie? She’s from Chicago, you guys. And she has a strongly worded warning for covidiot #1.
“And I thought, ya know, this woman has no idea that I’m almost 75, but I’m from Chicago and I will gladly tap her on the shoulder and ask her to step outside and proceed to kick her bleach blonde 50-year-old ass.”
And I have never wanted to be from Chicago more than I do right now. And that bleach blond 50-year-old? She better watch herself.
Bonnie quickly composes herself and closes with a “God bless. Take care of yourself. This is a pandemic. Be careful. I love you all, goodbye.”
Well, maybe she doesn’t love ALL of us. There’s at least one of us that she’s not loving so much right now. I’m looking at you little Miss Bleach Blonde, whoever you are.
The video has amassed over 270,000 views, with 14,000 likes and 21,000 shares on Facebook, where it was originally shared. On Tuesday, it was shared on Twitter, where it has garnered over 4.2 million views so far.
And people are here for it. They have taken to Twitter to show their love and undying devotion to the woman who isn’t afraid to kick your ass, Karen.
We stand with you, Bonnie. But not Clyde. You don’t need a sidekick. You’re doing just fine all on your own:
THIS BONNIE DON’T NEED NO CLYDE. https://t.co/yh6frECcLP
— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) March 25, 2020
Apparently this is a thing with Bonnies:
Never met a Bonnie who couldn’t whoop my ass ?
— Erin Donovan (@goodyerin) March 25, 2020
I’ve known a lot of Bonnies…that blondie doesn’t know how close to death she came today
— Wash Your Hands and Turn the Senate Blue (@SwissMissabeth) March 25, 2020
Ride or Die Bonnie, we’re with you to the end:
I’m ridin’ with Miss Bonnie. Let’s get it! #Bonnie
— BEING BUTTERFLY (@BeingButterfly_) March 25, 2020
We got your back girl:
Bonnie where she at pic.twitter.com/mIZp6U8Dso
— ?Zanetta? (@therealzanetta) March 25, 2020
Chicago Southside Polish women are TOUGH. Don’t even play. ???? And God bless our medical professionals like Bonnie’s daughter!!
— Ania Jabski (@AniaJabski) March 24, 2020
Chi town Bonnie didn’t make it to 75 by playing games. I got yo back Bonnie when we riding
— Regina A ???????????? (@LaughingGyrl) March 25, 2020
Even celebrities are hopping on the Bonnie Bandwagon.
OK BONNIE I SEE YOU!!!! thank your daughter for me. XOXOXO #StayHome https://t.co/Br5alfnBnk
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) March 25, 2020
We got your back Bonnie! #IStandWithBonnie #Bonnie https://t.co/GzO7zlToY0
— Kristen Stewart (@kristen_stewart) March 25, 2020
I will back you up mama.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) March 25, 2020
God bless you, Bonnie. And your daughter who is a hero. https://t.co/oppBW3YqSm
— Debra Messing?? (@DebraMessing) March 25, 2020
We hear you Bonnie, loud and clear.
The Covid-19 pandemic is REAL, it is not a hoax.
Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world are infected. And thousands are dying.
One of the most effective ways we can be a part of the cure is to practice safe social distancing.
We owe it to all of the medical staff who are fighting on the front lines, risking their own lives in order to save others. People like Bonnie’s daughter.
Posted by Bonnie Tracy on Friday, March 20, 2020