2020 is apparently the season of Karen.
Twitter user Sara (@Pashandisara) shared a video on Twitter that showed an unknown White woman doing a bizarre dance and telling Sara and her friend to “go back to where you came from” after they picked berries off a tree.
first time encountering a karen in the wild today. this lady decides to yell at my friend @pwncssleeka and i for eating berries off a branch then proceeds to tell us to “go back to where we came from.” the entitlement some white people have is actually disturbing. pic.twitter.com/uerzowQiQC
— sara (@PashandiSara) June 29, 2020
The woman said:
“I don’t like to see people wrecking it.”
The girls responded:
“We’re not wrecking it. There are so many berries.”
The Karen then begins mocking the girls and wildly dancing at them.
— ONLY iN LVNV ➐ (@OnlyInLVNV) June 29, 2020
New Character Unlocked: Squidward Dancing Karen pic.twitter.com/SymAf4kwGc
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) June 29, 2020
Angry dancing Karen has me screaming
— hedda ⚢ (@sophmoonlight) June 30, 2020
She needs help. #GoHomeKaren
— VOTE! Sonia E. R😷gue Duck (@Orange_Ghost) June 29, 2020
— Trapper John M.D. VII (@remembersarz) June 29, 2020
The girls fire back at the woman upon learning that she was born in the USA, rather than Canada—where the video was recorded.
The irony of being told “go back where you came from” from someone who wasn’t born in the country wasn’t lost on the girls, who call her in return a “colonizer.”
Some people just need to be slapped. Or ignored. Ignored is better.
— In-House Cook (@InHouseCook1) June 29, 2020
Painful to watch. You did well girls 👍
— #rejoin #FBPE 🇪🇺 🔶️ (@FBPERemainer) June 30, 2020
Omg! I enjoyed these girls giving to this lady’
— Berniebro (@brusso2332) June 30, 2020
— JMON (@jmonxx1) June 29, 2020
You both handled the situation really well. And I'm so sorry that you had to encounter this whacky waving inflatable tube Karen. Looking forward to seeing her recognized and named so the internet army can do what it does best.
— Misty the Cat (@Lucky93231231) June 29, 2020
The #KarensGoingWild hashtag has been blowing up all over Twitter.
Karens were showing up all over with varying degrees of racism, rants and entitlement.
— OnlyKarens (@OnlyKarens) June 28, 2020
— Mr Robot (@MrRobot_MD) June 24, 2020
— Noah (@NOLIFEZONETV) June 30, 2020
Karen harasses and calls cops on Black woman visiting at hotel.
— Black First (@Blac1st) June 30, 2020
— Karen (@crazykarens) June 30, 2020
Is there another pandemic, one of racism, affecting people or is video just more prevalent in 2020?