Karen Memes are Exploding on Instagram Almost As Much as They Are
In the year 2020 ‘Karen‘ sightings have exploded more than ever. Thanks to President Trump and the current quarantine, Karens are going wild all over the country … and people are recording every sighting.
The term ‘Karen’ can be used very loosely, but it’s mainly used to point out specific types of women in society. A ‘Karen’ is the obnoxious, rude and entitled woman we all encounter at some point.
They’re demanding, impatient and oftentimes feel as if rules do not apply to them. Karens feel victimized by any rule or policy they have to follow. Why? Well … because you have the audacity to tell them what they can and cannot do.
That’s why everyone loves poking fun at them!
Karens have always been a thing, but there’s been a spike in encounters ever since we’ve been in quarantine. They HATE the idea of wearing masks and if you try to enforce that order, they WILL have something to say — and that’s when you begin recording.
Recordings of Karen encounters have been blowing up on social media thanks to dedicated accounts like Karens Gone Wild by Pavel and several others. These posts showcase the many forms Karens come in.
There are three key variations of Karens … racists, anti-maskers and the classic entitled ones.
Let’s start with …
They demand you tell them where you live because they don’t believe anyone of color can possibly reside near them. These Karens will accuse you of stealing, robbery or just plain make up a reason to pick on you. Worst of all, when they have no comeback to an argument, they’ll drop a racial slur in a heartbeat.
The videos are awful and will enrage you like no other. You can’t help but want someone to jump in and give them a good slap in the face for the things that come out of their mouths.
Nothing gets a Karen more upset than when you tell her what to do. That’s why ever since most stores now have mask-wearing policies, people are encountering these women everywhere.
They usually claim they have a health condition and/or they can’t breathe. It’s ironic because the masks are to help prevent a virus that actually gives you breathing problems.
Some Karens have no problem inconveniencing other store patrons by stopping everything so they can make their so-called point.
The classic Karen is most common. She’s the one who ruins fun, rains on parades and is generally unhappy with their life. The most common locations are parking lots, grocery stores and neighborhoods.
They don’t like kids having fun, loud music or literally anything foreign to them.
The best part about most Karen encounters is how furious they become when they realize they’re being recorded. It’s as if they immediately realize how awful they’re being once they see a camera on them, but their reaction is to turn it up a notch.
The point of recording these specific encounters is to hold them accountable for their actions. It’s not okay to be racist for any reason. If you don’t get your way, just move on with your life.
A word of advice for anyone who doesn’t want to inadvertently become a Karen? Just don’t feel entitled to special treatment. It’s that simple.
Lastly … don’t think this only applies to females. Men can be Karens as well … except they’re called Kyle, Ken or Kevin, and yes, there is also an Instagram account dedicated to exposing them too!
And while you’re browsing Instagram, check out our favorite accounts with extremely satisfying content. Because social media should give us entertainment most of all … not headaches.