After ending a racist outburst with a can of Twisted Tea, Arry Allen became a global phenomenon. The 30-year-old father of five, also known as “TeaKO” or the “Twisted Tea Guy,” told Heavy he appreciates the support he’s gotten and hopes to see a stop to the violence he witnessed at Circle K in Elyria, Ohio.
“By the time my children are grownups – even teens – I don’t want them to be terrified of anything because of their skin tone.” In an exclusive interview with Heavy, he said, “It’s not fair.” “Hopefully, kids won’t have to worry about it by the time they’re adolescents.” It’s a lovely notion, and it’s evolving all the time.”
A video that was tweeted The video of a white guy ranting and hurling racist insults at Circle K in Elyria, Ohio, went viral on December 24. Allen said that he requested the man to cease using the “n-word,” but he refused. Allen drops the tea can at 48 seconds into the video, and the other man responds, “Smack me with it.” Allen retaliates by slamming the other man in the face and knocking him into a garbage can, which is off-screen.
Mr. TeaKO, the guy known for slamming a violent, N-word-spouting client in the face with a can of Twisted Tea, has spoken out about the beating, stating he tried turning the other cheek first.
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When Allen stepped into the Circle K, he said he immediately recognised the white man on the video, who has not been identified. He stated that he seemed to be badly inebriated and that he could smell alcohol on him. “He was completely inebriated.” Before I got too near to him, I could smell the beer reeking off of him,” he added.
When he stepped into the Circle K shop in Elyria, Ohio, the client was already yelling profanities at the employees, according to Barry Allen of Mark One Sports. “As soon as I go in, he’s standing with his cronies, I’m guessing,” he explained, “and calling the staff, two black guys, n—ers.” “All right, Let’s just hope he’s gone by the time I arrive… As a result, I chose to disregard it.”
The loudmouth, a Caucasian male, was still going off when Allen arrived at the counter with his malt beverage. “And he’s still there,” Allen recounted, “still uttering the phrase like he was just a normal black guy hanging with all his mates.” “And you could see by their expressions that they weren’t really feeling it, but they can’t say anything because it would jeopardise their employment.”
He stated, “I didn’t feel that way.” “I’m like, ‘Come on, dude, don’t utter that word.'” “Why are you yelling ‘n—er,’ bro?” “Man, I can say “n—er” whenever I want,’ he says. “He basically replied, ‘Leave me alone,’ and then went back into his chat,” Allen recounted. “I’m like, ‘C’mon, don’t utter the f—-ng word,’’. ‘’You’re irritating me now’’.
When the unnamed white man responded, “You ain’t my mom,” things became heated. “I was allowed to speak the term by my mother.” Allen added, “I’m like, ‘F–k your mum.'” “He’s getting into the tough-guy act.” Allen spilled the can of Twisted Tea, which was the final straw.
He told Mark One, “That’s when I pick it up and he proceeds to kick it.” “He didn’t really kick me, but I sensed it coming.” So at that moment, I simply responded.” That’s when he grabbed the can and smacked the man in the face. When the man confronted Allen, he was thrown to the ground and slugged.
As he walked away, he said the woman who videotaped the interaction gave him a high-five. Before he even arrived home, the video became viral, according to Allen. As a result, the bigot got a good thrashing, and the rest of the world got the content we deserved. He further claims that the man followed him into the store and threatened to attack him once they were outside. Allen claims, however, that by the time he paid for his stuff and left, the other man had vanished.
“As soon as I got in the car, I contacted my wife,” Allen, a married father of five, claimed. “I told my wife, ‘I whacked a person in the face with a can,’ by the time I got in the car and began driving and backed out and got on the road.”
“‘I know,’ she says. ‘I’m keeping an eye on it,’ he replied. “By the time I drove two blocks home, the lady had 5,000 views.” Allen was concerned the police might arrive at his home, but they never did. His wife has taken advantage of his sudden notoriety, creating a Twitter account with the handle “Mrs TeaKO OFFICIAL” and a hashtag #TeaKO that has gone viral.
Allen admits that the attention has “overwhelmed” him, and he’s attempting to sort through all of the notes. He said he’d received messages from Ireland, Australia, and even the Czech Republic on the broadcast. He also notably acknowledged his crippled little son, Silas. A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist with the purchase of a wheelchair vehicle for the young kid. With all of Allen’s good fortune, it’s the famous memes that will live on in perpetuity.
“Made this for me and my hubby, or MrTeaKO as everyone calls him!” she wrote. “I am, in fact, his wife!” Yes, this is my one and only official Twitter account:)” “It’s history now,” Allen remarked of the incident.