A hologram event series began earlier this week, with George Floyd’s image projected up over the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Virginia. It was the first of five historical locations where the hologram will be displayed to protest against police brutality.
The hologram appears as a large series of fireflies that form George Floyd’s face, and his name appears in projected graffiti letters below the image.
Unfortunately, not everyone at the demonstration appreciated it.
A White woman was asked to leave the demonstration after shouting and creating a disturbance when the image appeared. After being asked to leave, the woman continued to yell, which was caught on video by Mikhail Smith.
In the video response, the woman responded:
“This is public property. This is my city.”
Several protesters appear to peacefully lead her away from the demonstration as she continues to argue inaudibly.
Someone can be heard saying off-camera:
“You’re a racist. Leave.”
The White woman responded, gesturing at the Monument:
“You’re a f**king ni**er. Look at this ni**er shit.”
Another protestor off-camera began to shout:
“Get the f**k out of here.”
You can watch the exchange here:
WARNING: video contains NSFW language
The video was shared across social media.
Some labeled the woman the latest Karen.
Is her name Karen
— Alan Scott (@AlanScottlvv) July 30, 2020
— Noble (@noble_og) July 30, 2020
— Himynameisjohno (@Himynameisjohno) July 30, 2020
One of these days Karen is going to get her instant Karma.
— JustWonderingWhy (@JustWonderinwhy) July 30, 2020
Others noted how casually she hurled racial slurs.
People not even tryna be subtle with their racism no more.
— young scantron (@youngscantron) July 30, 2020
She’s really melting down 😐 why anyone would cling to a system of hate like that is truly mystifying to me
— Gabrielle- H◾️gh ◾️◾️i◾️st◾️◾️◾️ of Redaction (@Minervasbard) July 30, 2020
This right here could very well be the fall of mankind. Destroy, condemn with so much Hate.
— maria (@maria42494009) July 30, 2020
thus proving the statues true meaning.
lets not forget, lee, when questioned on the subject of war monuments-was against them. lee thought it counterproductive to the healing process of a nation that needed healing, more than monuments-he specifically didnt want any to himself..
— P.J. 🌬🌪🌊 (@Perrydise451) July 30, 2020
Some stated this woman’s behavior was a perfect example of why some of the money allocated to the military needs to be repurposed for mental health support.
Although it must be made clear, again, that mental illness doesn’t make a person racist.
The illness, like drugs of alcohol, may reduce the person’s inhibitions to the point they publicly scream racial slurs.
This is why we need to reallocate those military funds to support mental health, universal healthcare, housing, and basically every support system that can help reduce this type of sickness to a minimum…
— K0NST • BLM (@jpmusic42) July 30, 2020
Others favored a nurture over nature reason.
She is the product of her environment. She grew up in ignorance, wallowed in ignorance, became ignorance. It is up to all of us to educate the young so they do not become the cartoons of society. So tragic!
— Damien McIsaac (@McisaacDamien) July 31, 2020
Ya ever notice some behaviors never change, really this woman could have come from the 1800's just dressed differently and there is know difference.
Apparently only a few have learned to Expand their Minds.
— Elaina bush (@Elainabush9) July 30, 2020
As of this writing the woman has not been identified.