Couple Who Pulled Guns on Protesters Have Become Known as 'Ken and Karen' | 22 Words

Shocking footage of a couple guarding their mansion with guns went viral yesterday, and it has left people utterly appalled at the current state of our country. But now the couple have been labelled "Karen and Ken" in a seriously creative flow of memes.

Keep scrolling to see these amazing creations...

Just when you thought you couldn't lose faith in humanity that little bit more...

Even though these original pictures have a sinister meaning behind them, they have now been made into memes... Obviously.

Recently this one couple, in particular, has generated a whole new wave of shock and outrage.

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Footage has recently gone viral from a protest in St Louis, Missouri, and people are completely horrified.

Husband and wife, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, were seen emerging from their mansion as the protest passed by...

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And they were each brandishing and aiming firearms at the crowds.

Patricia could be seen clutching onto a handgun...

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While Mark, even more horrifyingly so, was carrying a large assault weapon that resembles an AR-15.

The couple paced up and down on the lands of their lavish home in the upscale Central West End neighborhood of the city...

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And repeatedly brandished their weapons and shouting "stand back!" at the protestors, who were marching for the resignation of Mayor Krewson.

Krewson has recently stirred up controversy after she publicly identified those who had called for the police to be defunded.

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Ever since her blunder, people have been calling for her to resign, and protestors took it upon themselves to march outside of her home in Forest Park.

But, evidently, her neighbors felt particularly threatened by the march.

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Alternate footage shows Patricia storming towards the protestors in defense, brandishing her gun and seemingly shouting "walk away!"

Professional photos highlight the severity of the incident even further.

It is truly terrifying to see that this is what our country has descended into.

Can you imagine the chaos if it had been a black couple brandishing those weapons at white protestors?

If this isn't proof of white privilege, I don't know what is.

The videos of the couple's shocking retaliation were posted onto Twitter...

Where they have now been viewed by millions of people all over the world.

And, quite understandably, people are disgusted.

You can watch both videos above.

Since the videos went viral, Twitter did its thing and the couple's own law firm was identified.

The McCloskey Law Center is in for a very rough Monday, indeed.

The couple had not initially spoken out, but now, they have.

Evidently, we have an issue with gun violence in this country, and these videos have only stressed that matter further.

Since they're on the receiving end of backlash, they have addressed the issue.

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Mark McCloskey told KMOV-TV that a mob rushed toward the home as the family was having dinner outside, claiming that the protesters smashed through the gates on their private street.

But a Livestream otherwise proved that the gate was open and fully intact at the time of the incident.

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So no one can fully decipher when the gate was actually damaged.

In a different interview he also said this:

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"I really thought it was storming the Bastille, that we would be dead and the house would be burned..." He was referencing a crucial point in 1789 during the French Revolution when a mob stormed a state prison known as the Bastille, which history saw as a symbol of the monarchy's autocratic power over them.

He continued:

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"This is all private property. There are no public sidewalks or public streets. We were told that we would be killed, our home burned and our dog killed. We were all alone facing an angry mob." Right, I know this is a lie because no one would threaten a dog. They get more respect than black folk in our backward society.

"It was about as bad as it could get."

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"It's been both threatening and encouraging as there's been a number of people who have voiced their support but there have also been people who have made very direct threats of violence."

He also claimed he was not anti-Black Lives Matter.

He said he represented a man who had been a victim of police brutality... The lawyer equivalent of a racist claiming "but I have a black friend so I can't be racist!" He then proceeded to describe protestors as "terrorists" and the movement as a "Marxist" movement. Yikes.

But you know what, now I understand why they were so passionate about protecting their mansion...

This couple isn't just rich, they are rich-rich.

In a shocking turn of events, police announced that they will not be charged.

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On Monday, police said that people in the crowd yelled threats at the couple and that the McCloskeys would not be charged.

But that doesn't mean the internet is going to let them go so easily...

Check out these amazing memes people have made in order to try and cover up the sinister intentions behind the originals.

The internet has branded them as the new "Karen and Ken."

And a wave of memes are flowing in.

"When Karen and Ken don't see the manager immediately."

This one's pretty hilarious.

Ozark has really gone downhill...

The ratings have lowered since Karen and Ken joined the cast.

They hit the nail on the head with this one:

They only bring the big guns out when they need to fight for freedom...

And this is a starter kit for all of you that want to achieve the "Ken" look...

Oh, I love the internet sometimes.

I will never be able to unsee this...

What a sad time to be Daniel Craig.

Clearly, someone didn't get the dress code memo...

Ken is canceled.

But the award for the best one has to go to this masterpiece.

Karen and Ken star in an upcoming film... that I will not be watching. If you want to read more about why gun laws in our country need to change, then keep scrolling...