Shocking footage that shows a white woman - or a "Karen," as the internet has christened her, going on a racist rant inside a gas station has gone viral today.
Keep scrolling to watch the disgraceful video...
It's 2020, and racism is sadly still rife across our country.
via: GettyFor centuries now, people of color have been hatefully discriminated against, and shockingly, it is still happening today.
Admittedly, we have come a long way in the fight against this prejudice...
via: GettyMore people than ever before are fighting for quality for all races and ethnicities... But that doesn't mean that racism still isn't happening.
The most recent example of blatant racism has come from none other than a Phoneix gas station.
via: GettyFootage has emerged of a white woman calling going on a racist rant in the middle of the gas station, before getting slapped.
The shocking video has spread like wildfire on Twitter...
@balleralert I don’t know why Karen’s are losing it. Karen got her face smacked and went on about her day. Like tha… https://t.co/m43QKd3vgA— Iloveme (@Iloveme)1591552169.0
And, as the footage gained viral fame...
@balleralert Karen of the week!— Minding Mine🌍 (@Minding Mine🌍)1591562040.0
Now, what exactly is a Karen?
Well, the ever-so-accurate 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."
But, for a little more generic description...
The Karen system https://t.co/md5nXQR2QV— its a me, barry bongss! (@its a me, barry bongss!)1590330081.0
Many people have now been identified as a "Karen"...
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
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
But, in this instance, there is nothing to laugh about.
via: TwitterThe video, which was initially posted to Facebook, has sparked outrage online after a woman can be seen going on a disgusting racist ran in the middle of a Phoenix gas station. Keep scrolling for the full clip...
But this time...
via: TwitterShe didn't walk away clean as many of these people often do - she got a slap in the face - and the internet is thrilled about it.
The incident occurred in Arizona on Saturday.
via: TwitterAnd it kicked off when a middle-aged white woman stormed inside a gas station demanding to be helped after her pump outside was apparently not working.
Soon enough, an argument ensued between her and a younger woman who was getting served at the time.
via: TwitterBut things quickly escalated.
The man recording the clip claims that he heard the woman tell the younger lady to "go back to her country."
via: TwitterBefore telling the clerk behind the register not to serve her.
Things become more and more heated before the 2 women end up in a face to face confrontation.
via: TwitterAs the women shout at each other, the "Karen" can be seen pushing the woman.
This, of course, led to the woman defending herself...
via: TwitterAnd she can be seen slapping the "Karen" across her face.
As the clip surfaced on social media, people were outraged over the "Karen's" blatant racist behavior.
@balleralert “Go back to Mexico” I wonder who she’ll be voting for in November.— JOverrated (@JOverrated)1591593280.0
Some think that one slap wasn't enough...
@balleralert @balleralert can you put the slap on repeat pleAse... I need to see that over and over— REEE (@REEE)1591551810.0
Reactions have been strong, to say the least.
@balleralert The slap could have been harder in my opinion.😔— Fumz “Openly Black” E (@Fumz “Openly Black” E)1591568106.0
You can watch the full clip here:
#Phoenix #Arizona - Shell gas station 7th and Greenway #racism #racist https://t.co/FCCgKptbAK— BallerAlert (@BallerAlert)1591551403.0