The latest Karen has reared her ugly head and, this time, it was all over her neighbor mowing flowers in his own yard...
In the last couple of months, we have seen an influx in "Karens".And let me tell you, it hasn't been pretty.
Now, "Karens" are usually known for demanding the presence of a manager in order to complain...
And they have become a painfully hilarious joke over the last few years.
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.
And the memes are comedy gold.
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
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...
And, usually, they're pretty harmless and are usually wanting to complain to a store manager. Nothing too major.
Congratulations, you played yourself https://t.co/SCRHBNsUO3— Antisocial_butterfly (@Antisocial_butterfly)1532473433.0
But in more recent times, we've seen an unusual influx of nastier, more sinister Karens dominating our headlines.
In May, a "Karen" was publically ridiculed after she was filmed calling the cops on a black man.
@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...
And the woman, who has now been identified as Amy Cooper, was seen calling the police on a black man who had asked her to put her dog on a leash. Thankfully, Amy's actions came back to bite her, and she was fired from her job in the days after the video went viral.
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...
Another Karen reared its ugly head.
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...
She unleashed a barrage of hateful and racist abuse at the shopper, and even told her to "go back to Mexico."
#Phoenix #Arizona - Shell gas station 7th and Greenway #racism #racist https://t.co/FCCgKptbAK— BallerAlert (@BallerAlert)1591551403.0
The clip was truly shocking...
But people reveled in glee when she was spectacularly slapped across the face.
@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...
And he was just as terrifying as you could imagine.
@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 filmed last month calling the cops (shock) on a pair of peaceful protestors...
And he could be heard telling them that he "fought for this country" and demanding their arrest. How very Karen of him.
What’s the name for a male Karen https://t.co/pSar9jHt4t— Taylor Lorenz (@Taylor Lorenz)1591673313.0
Then there was the "hammer-smash" Karen.
A Twitter user shared a shocking video that showed one of his neighbors in L.A vandalizing his car with a hammer in a brutal and racially-motivated attack.
Bruh I hate racist ppl so much .. Im all the way in Miami while this dumbassbihh in LA fucking my car up .. all cuz… https://t.co/euqa0Qf5Lw— edy📸 (@edy📸)1592059503.0
And, just when you thought we couldn't write about any more Karens...
You guessed it, another video has emerged.
@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, a woman has become rather disgruntled over her neighbor's gardening habits...
via: GettyTikTok user, dirtdad71, shared footage of his riled up neighbor while he was enjoying a spot of lawn mowing.
Shouting over the noise of his lawnmower, the woman can be heard demanding:
via: YouTube"Mow on that side of the shrubs! You mowed last year in the fall after the flowers had bloomed!"
When the man tells her calmly that he is mowing in the spring, she yells:
via: YouTube"They are beautiful! Phyllis loves them! You call Phyllis and you tell her what you did!"
She then cranks things up a notch...
via: YouTube"People from all over come and take photos of the blooms, and you f****d it up! And you are an a** for not stopping! I told you to stop mowing here, you mowed them all down."
"You would not do what I said!"
via: YouTubeLet's please all take a moment to remember that the man was mowing on his own property, not hers.
Remarkably, "Karen" seems to have a change of heart...
via: YouTubeAnd, once the man has returned to his home, she comes back with her tail firmly under her legs, saying: "I had to shout at you, because you wouldn't shut the mower off."
At this point, the man tells her firmly to leave, or he will be calling the police.
via: YouTubeBut, unfazed, the woman continues to reiterate her innocence, and tries to explain why she "had to shout."
Hilariously, as she is about to speak, the man slams the door in her face.
via: YouTubeBut she can still be heard calling through the door, consistently trying to stress why she wasn't in the wrong. Did someone say guilty conscience?