The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Caused A Rise In ‘Karens’ Sightings
‘Karen’ is the name given to those obnoxious and rude women we all encounter at some point. They’re arrogant, loud and have no regard for your store policies. They also feel victimized by any rule they have to follow because how dare you have the audacity to tell them what to do.
That’s why everyone loves poking fun at them!
The Karens Going Wild Instagram account has tasked itself with exposing them as they show their true colors. Since it started a couple months ago, the account has now gone private to prevent spam and hacking, so we’ll be linking to some public videos instead.
The videos are cringe-worthy, hilarious and awful all at once — but you won’t be able to stop watching.
If you’re not familiar with the popular meme, you might be wondering …
What is a ‘Karen’?
A ‘Karen’ is the entitled woman, not always white (but if we’re being honest, mostly white), that berates store employees when they don’t get their way. Karens always want to speak to a manager and love threatening to get you fired.
Here’s a list of things Karens hate:
- Rules that apply to them
- Your mere presence if they’ve never seen you before
- Waiting in lines
- Wearing masks
- Basically … anything that makes them feel like they’re being told what to do
They seem to think they are above rules and sometimes even the law. Karens sometimes hate when you don’t speak English in their presence, and most recently, will NOT wear a face mask just because you told them to.
In fact, thanks to the current pandemic, the Karen meme has become more popular than ever. They are popping up all around the world simply because stores have the audacity to attempt to keep customers safe.
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.
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.
Now, given the current Black Lives Matter movement, Karens are focussing their attention on being as racist as possible. They seem to believe in order to prove “all lives matter,” they need to belittle people of color in racist rants and attacks. You know, because that makes perfect sense.
Give Karens Going Wild a follow. You will not be disappointed — and if you are, we’d like to speak to your manager. Lastly, if you’re one to believe the term ‘Karen’ is sexist, check out the male counterpart, Kevins Going Wild! The men are equally as awful.
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.