A new viral video featuring a White "Karen" being kicked off a plane by law enforcement has people shaking--and scratching--their heads.
As she's being led off the plane, the woman exclaims, "Racism as its best!" as the rest of the plane cheers for her dismissal and laughs at her bizarre (and also impossible) charge of racial discrimination.
The incident was captured on TikTok two days ago. Warning: This video contains offensive language.
@carleygolembeski It's the entitlement for me ##racismatitsbest
♬ original sound - carleygolembeski
It's unclear why the woman was expelled from the plane, but as many have noted, there's no mask on her face.
Rather, it's around her wrist. Passengers can also be heard calling her a "drunk a*s" several times throughout the video.
In the video, which appears to have been filmed aboard a Spirit Airlines flight, the "Karen" is seen walking up the aisle as the other passengers on the plane clap and cheer for her expulsion. She mockingly claps back at them.
Just before she exits the aircraft, she nonsensically addresses the passengers:
"Racism at its best!"
A fellow passenger, who sounds like they may be the person filming, laughs derisively and sarcastically says "Racism?"
The Karen then confronts someone else on the other side of the plane who is also filming.
"Really? You're videotaping it? You don't even know what's going on and you're videotaping it?"
It's at this point that another passenger yells "Bi*ch!" at the woman, and the "Karen's" daughter, who can be spotted in earlier moments of the video seemingly arguing with the police officers escorting her and her mother off the plane, confronts the passenger.
"Excuse me, don't talk to my mother like that."
The police officers then push the woman off the plane as another passenger yells:
"Oh my God, just go!"
On Twitter, virtually no one was feeling any sympathy for the woman—especially for her charges of racism.
Being calmly allowed to leave the plane when in fact she was displaying actions that would be deemed "hypermasculin… https://t.co/xIqnHIczwH— Billy Kincaid (@Billy Kincaid)1598194540.0
@Complex lmfao "racism at its best" , yea okay karen— ilan🌵 (@ilan🌵)1598200529.0
@Complex https://t.co/vFgFA2m4BZ— Waun Layo (@Waun Layo)1598200532.0
She said “racism at its best” in a plane full of yt people 😭💀 the cracktivity https://t.co/kPMP93AJAz— alwelmagek (@alwelmagek)1598064005.0
@Complex https://t.co/FZcpnoqkx7— Justin Anderson - Unapologetically Unorthodox ™ (@Justin Anderson - Unapologetically Unorthodox ™)1598251227.0
Effin’ cracker Karen’s 🤦♂️ https://t.co/34XGSjqUhv— Oh, BTW (@Oh, BTW)1598200628.0
@TMZ Huh...maybe explain what racism is to her? She is plainly using the word in the wrong context, and to do this… https://t.co/woe8iItFrl— DeeDee Bee (@DeeDee Bee)1598228703.0
@Complex https://t.co/u6JXkdthq9— Black OJ 🧫 (@Black OJ 🧫)1598202150.0
@____Roar____ @Cleavon_MD Yes, all her statement told me was that she has absolutely NO CLUE what racism even is. T… https://t.co/3AJ04UZ0CR— Tyce_Austin (@Tyce_Austin)1598186010.0
While others decried the woman's lack of a mask.
Just a stunt to try and force airlines to allow no maskers on airfcraft ! Who doesn't get arrested after arguing wi… https://t.co/kAL5ExvFPh— Less Than Able Army Veteran! Progressive by choice (@Less Than Able Army Veteran! Progressive by choice)1598214308.0
What is so hard about wearing a mask! Passenger Removed From Plane Bizarrely Screams, 'Racism At Its Best' https://t.co/uctMk51QFZ via @TMZ— Sistasan2 (@Sistasan2)1598164219.0
@VickramR @Cleavon_MD What would these people have done in WWII when asked to donate newspapers and forgo butter?— Boutros Ghali (@Boutros Ghali)1598200564.0
If it was the lack of a mask that resulted in the woman's expulsion, she picked the wrong airline.
While all carriers have rules about mask-wearing during the pandemic, Spirit Airlines' policy, which does not even allow passengers to forgo a mask for medical reasons, is considered to be the strictest.