The term ‘Karen’ has exploded in popularity since the start of the pandemic & George Floyd protests. Several videos of women displaying questionable behavior regarding race and health have gone viral. Karens are not new. They’ve been entertaining us for years, they just hid it well.
You might think we’re picking on Lena Dunham and Ellen DeGeneres.
Why? Because they pick on other people, which is just one trait of a typical ‘Karen.’ Here is the definition of a ‘Karen,’ according to Dictionary.com:
Karen is a pejorative slang term for an obnoxious, angry, entitled, and often racist middle-aged white woman who uses her privilege to get her way or police other people’s behaviors.
These women have been caught on camera, in the wild, acting on their most destructive impulses. The most famous video features a woman in Central Park harassing a bird watcher:
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But just because this is the most famous video,