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Group Of Actual Karens Appears On Talk Show Blaming BLM For Turning Their Name Into A Slur

Group Of Actual Karens Appears On Talk Show Blaming BLM For Turning Their Name Into A Slur
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In the last few years, the term Karen has been used as a placeholder term for a woman whose entitlement (which they're usually oblivious to) makes them act out in over-the-top ways.

Recently a trio of women whose real names are Karen went on UK show This Morning to tell the world that Karen has become a slur, being called a Karen is bad enough that some Karens are considering changing their names and the whole thing is the Black Lives Matter movement's fault.

The interview, which is just over eight minutes long and features no people of color or any rebuttal from anyone associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, has made major waves on social media.

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Karen Masters, who has set up a petition protesting the use of the term and is also working on changing her name, explained her stance.

"When the Black Lives Matter protests started, there was a lot of media putting Karen as racist. It sort of took on a life of its own and I feel that we can't, as Karens, now talk about how it's affecting us because we are told that we're entitled if we do this. So I set up a to show that this is not fair for us to have to put up with this."
"We're labeled as racist, entitled and we're just not that sort of person. It's totally unfair and we want the media and the tabloid and the papers to stop using our name to describe racist people."

A portion of the interview was posted on Twitter.

To put it gently, the Karen's sentiments were not well received.


The tear-filled interview may have been intended to show the world that these three women named Karen were not, in fact, Karens in their day to day lives - but based on the public response to the spot it may have done the exact opposite.

They hoped to clear their names and show the world that they are not entitled or racist, but by pinning the blame on the Black Lives Matter movement and literally crying on television about their oppression they became exactly the thing they were fighting against as far as people are concerned.