After weeks of "Karen" stories, yet another middle-aged white woman has gone viral for erupting with rage at a store in California after being told to wear a mask.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see the footage for yourself...
Let's start with the basics.What exactly is a Karen? Well, Urban Dictionary describes a Karen as a "mother of three. Blonde. Owns a Volvo. Annoying as hell. Wears acrylics 24/7. Currently at your workplace speaking to your manager."
"Karens" are usually known for demanding the presence of a manager in order to complain...
You can tell how Karen a Karen is by how she reacts to a Karen meme https://t.co/j6u7y8N3Z1— Spinelli ϟ (@Spinelli ϟ)1588157381.0
The name "Karen" has always been associated with a certain type of middle-aged white woman who’s likely to throw a fit if she doesn’t get her own way.
This year I went with the scariest Halloween costume of them all: a Karen. “can I speak to your manager?” https://t.co/BShLaTIEth— Sierra Schultzzie (@Sierra Schultzzie)1572569247.0
Things have truly gotten out of hand with the Karen meme...
@KazHammi It's just an internet meme. It started off with memes saying "Karen took the kids" and escalated to "Kare… https://t.co/jo8PzFCkau— 💫 Star Queen 💫 (@💫 Star Queen 💫)1586192318.0
And thanks to the internet...We can now spot a Karen asking for the manager a mile off.
There are a whole range of Karens out there...
Congratulations, you played yourself https://t.co/SCRHBNsUO3— Antisocial_butterfly (@Antisocial_butterfly)1532473433.0
As we become more aware of the ongoing racism occurring in this country, we can't help but notice that these Karen's are often at the center of the scandal.
@melodyMcooper Karen: “this African American is threatening me and my dog.” Also Karen: *proceeds to strangle her… https://t.co/dPl7osoipI— Behdad Sami (@Behdad Sami)1590438882.0
The incident happened in Central Park...
Oh, when Karens take a walk with their dogs off leash in the famous Bramble in NY’s Central Park, where it is clear… https://t.co/zFb3O0cClz— Melody Cooper (@Melody Cooper)1590426192.0
And, just weeks after that incident...
It’s your time to shine #Karen ! Be the change #BlakeLivesMatter ##BLM #BLMprotest https://t.co/qTgWTjIzzb— grDrama (@grDrama)1591795661.0
A middle-aged white woman in Phoenix was filmed targeting a Hispanic shopper in her local supermarket...
#Phoenix #Arizona - Shell gas station 7th and Greenway #racism #racist https://t.co/FCCgKptbAK— BallerAlert (@BallerAlert)1591551403.0
The clip was truly shocking...
@balleralert @balleralert can you put the slap on repeat pleAse... I need to see that over and over— REEE (@REEE)1591551810.0
And then, the first-ever male Karen emerged...
@TaylorLorenz You could try calling him Kevin, Richard, or Chad. But it looks like he’s being mostly called ... the male Karen.— Dictionary.com (@Dictionary.com)1591741536.0
A man was recently filmed calling the cops (shock) on a pair of peaceful protestors...
What’s the name for a male Karen https://t.co/pSar9jHt4t— Taylor Lorenz (@Taylor Lorenz)1591673313.0
And, just when you thought we couldn't write about any more Karens...
@myullz I wanna know why white ppl be soooo mad? like why don’t the understand the whole concept behind “mind ya business “— drea (@drea)1591834704.0
This time, the incident took place in a store in California.
via: TwitterCalifornia has made it mandatory to wear face masks in public, but it seems one Karen wasn't best pleased when she was asked to put one on.
The unnamed woman was filmed in a LA branch of Trader Joe's.
via: TwitterIn line with guidelines, the unnamed woman was stood outside in the line and was told to put her mask on, which she did. But as soon as she entered the store, she reportedly removed it.
The woman was then confronted by another shopper.
via: TwitterShe then unleashed a rage-filled rant upon the staff and customers in the store.
She screamed that she had a breathing problem and was excused from wearing a mask by her doctor.
via: TwitterShe then started calling fellow shoppers all kinds of nasty names, claiming that her rights had been violated.
The shocking incident was caught on camera by actor D. Giles in a series of clips.
via: Twitter"I was in line to check out in the middle of the store and noticed when she came in because she took her mask off and held her phone up to start recording video of everyone in the store," he revealed to DailyMail.com. “Then I saw her grab the basket and start ‘shopping’ but was really just moving around to get close to people."
After watching, many had the same reaction.
@aylaglass @ItsRellzWorld "i have a breathing problem" she yelled with full lungs during a full on temper tantrum t… https://t.co/yg2agUlX9M— Jim (@Jim)1593274917.0
Someone else who witnessed the incident chimed in on Twitter.
@ItsRellzWorld I was there too! This was nuts, and so exhaustingly predictable. TJs staff were awesome in how they handled.— John Conroy (@John Conroy)1593229584.0
Watch the eyebrow-raising clips below:
Ya’ll I’ve found Karen of the San Fernando Valley #karen #KarensGoneWild #TraderJoes #noho #northhollywood… https://t.co/EgOfH5B1eQ— D. Giles (@D. Giles)1593221563.0