Karen is My Name

Empathy Generator

Here we have a sampling of real-life uses of the name “Karen”. Enter your name and select your gender to adjust sex-specific vocabulary such as she/he appropriately. Press the Change Name button and see how everything looks.

A person’s own name produces a special response in the brain; take your time and notice what this is like. Imagine that the internet and mainstream media are full of examples like this, with your name. You can remind yourself that of course, they aren’t talking about you personally. Does that make it better or worse?

All quotes and images are reproduced exactly. Numbers of Likes, Shares, Views, group members, etc. are all accurate. Except where writers specify that they are speaking of “real-life Karens” etc., none of the people described or addressed here as “Karen” were actually named “Karen”.

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Introducing the Concept

THE Karen STARTER PACK

I finally fixed that annoying sound in Karen's car

I just opened the door and pushed Karen out

'Karen' Throws Epic Tantrum After Landscapers Park A Piece Of Machinery Outside Of her House

Karen will not relent in this, the year of our lord two thousand and twenty. a Karen in Sydney, Australia was caught on video cursing out landscapers because she "cannot deal with this noise."

Though, as the landscapers pointed out, Karen was notified well in advance of the work via email by the neighbor who was having the work done, she was having absolutely none of it.

Karen continued screaming and swearing at the top of her lungs while the landscapers, nonplussed, continued with their work. Apparently, Karen's dad—who also occupies the same house—told the landscapers it was okay to park in front of the house, a fact which Karen did not seem to honor.

But now Australian Karen's misdeeds are on video for the world to see. Was it worth it, Karen?

"Karen" is a description of a particular type of white woman.

Everyone knows what a "Karen" is and why they are called a Karen.

If you don't want to be called a Karen, don't act like a Karen.

Memes Become Popular

Really Karen?

Not today, Karen

DON'T

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We say "Karen" to be nice.

What we mean is Cunt.

Surgeons operating with a mask on for 20 hours

Karens shopping with a mask on for 20 minutes

I'm not an expert, but I don't think Karen is going to make it.

This is Karen

Karen likes to go on Facebook

Karen intentionally joins offensive groups knowing she'll be offended

Karen then likes to report people and talk about how offended she gets

Karen also feels she needs to tell the rest of us that we're the ones with problems

Karen is a fucking twat.
Go fuck yourself Karen

The Media Pile On

The Karen in Chief

The United States feels like a nation of Karens these days, so it’s only appropriate that the president would be the Karen in chief.

A Karen, if you’ve somehow missed the memo, is the type of person who demands to see the manager or calls the cops, like the dog owner who summoned the NYPD to Central Park after an African American man asked her to leash her dog. As my colleague Kaitlyn Tiffany writes, “They’re obsessed with banal consumer trends and their personal appearance, and typically criminally misguided, usually loudly and with extreme confidence.”
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Stephen Colbert Mocks Mask-Hating

'Karens' in Dolly Parton Song Parody

Karen, please just wear a mask

Karen, Karen, Karen, Karen

What Is

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What Does It Mean To Be A 'Karen', Especially Now During Coronavirus?

The name Karen has become a new popular meme, joke and insult for a very specific type of person online. Karens are often...

Bill Maher offers 'signs you're a Karen' list: 'You were voted most likely to make a citizen's arrest'

HBO's Bill Maher offered his "signs you are a Karen" list on Friday night, with the "Real Time" host going after a white woman who called police on a black man in New York's Central Park this week after he asked her to put her dog on a leash.

Bill Maher offers 'signs you're a Karen' list: 'You were voted most likely to make a citizen's arrest'

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Real-life Karens insist they're not all racists

Why New York’s new ‘anti-Karen' law will backfire

Closing Ranks

FUCK YOU, Karen.

Don't be a Karen!!!!!!!!!

have you been affected by a Karen? let's hear it! FUCK Karen! No Karen's allowed!!!!!!

NO KarenS ALLOWED IN THE STORE

CAN WE START DOING THIS TO THE KARENS?

Merchandising

I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR SHIT, Karen.

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Nobody likes a Karen

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Shut Up, Karen!

'The Karen' is set to be the most popular Halloween costume of 2020

Thousands of Americans are getting ready to dress up as a 'Karen' for Halloween, according to a new article in Vice

'Karen' has recently become used as a slang term for a white woman who is perceived to be entitled, demanding or racist

Karens are known for their asymmetrical blonde hairdos, and several retailers are now selling wigs in that style to capitalize on the Halloween crowd

One Los Angeles based artist is also selling custom-made Karen masks at a cost of $180 each

According to an article published in Vice on Wednesday, 'Karen' costumes are set to be the most popular Halloween outfits of 2020. Los Angeles-based artist Jason Adcock has started selling custom-made Karen face masks on his Etsy page for the price of $180 (pictured)

The masks feature Karen's face contorted into a fit of rage, with yellowing teeth, red eyes and blotchy skin.

'I was quarantining at home and wanted to make a new mask. I just started sculpting, and out came Karen,' Adcock told Vice about how he came up with the idea for the masks.

'I've spent most of my life working retail in the cosmetics industry, so I have seen countless Karens in their natural habitat.'

Dehumanization

How To: Refer to Different Size Groups of Karens

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Mommy, why is Karen crying?

The Pandemic Following on the Heels of COVID That Threatens Healthcare Workers and the Black Race: The Karen.

By Dr Megan Barb

As COVID numbers spike, scientists have identified another potentially fatal risk to America’s healthcare workers and to Black Americans known as the Karen. The Karen belongs to its own unique viral family that surfaced around seventy years ago. Since that time, it has silently multiplied at exponential rates. The Karen is erratic, unpredictable, and favors no particular environment, making it impossible to know where it lies. DNA analysis demonstrates in infected hosts an over-expression of the proteins responsible for hate, ignorance, and moral turpitude. Though scientists are hopeful for the development of a vaccination to eradicate it, they surmise this will not occur any time soon.

Infected hosts of the Karen can now be found in cities and towns all across America...

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The risk this Karen pandemic places on America is grave. We must stand united in opposition to its threat. ...

Beware of Karen! Makeup

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Karen Makeup Transformation!

The Mood Gets Uglier

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WELL DAMN Karen

SAVE SOME RACISM FOR THE REST OF US

Near the Holland Tunnel in New York City, November 16 2020

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The Real Problem with Karen

At first, I think we were all on the same page. AKaren,” we instinctually recognized when we heard about her, was a modern-day equivalent of a harridan: a shrieking woman who demanded to see a manager. A person firmly at the center of her own double-skinny-vanilla latte-fueled universe — and one who wanted justice for something we likely deemed trivial. And she wanted her justice, now.

But then Karen morphed, and she was no longer just yelling about the mispriced jeans or a spot for Junior in baseball camp, she became emblematic of privilege. That Karen became more specifically white, and shaky cellphone videos show her railing at Black men in parks and Hispanic men in parking lots for looking suspicious. She was no longer simply a nag looking for an advertised discount, or helicoptering, but she explicitly became a symbol of white supremacy. Karen wasn’t just obnoxious, she was also likely a racist as well.

Stop recording Karen.

Beat Karen's ass.

Record Karen laid tf out.

Erasing Family and Future

Karen's grandfather who wore a gas mask in his trench for six days straight watching her refuse to wear a piece of cloth for twenty minutes

Will Anyone Ever Name Their Child Karen Again? A Baby Name Expert Weighs In

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