A recent video circulating online shows a woman interrupting her granddaughter's virtual class to rant about the Black Live Matter movement and Barack Obama.
At the beginning of the video, the teacher explained to the woman that the class was talking about historical events, but that didn't satisfy her.
Some people on the internet have dubbed her "Zoom Karen." Watch the clip below.
The woman interrupted the teacher to say:
"You're talking about BLM and all that stuff. And we're not going to talk about it unless you want to hear what I have to say."
"Zoom Karen" has entered the chat. https://t.co/HoqCNfLpO7— The Daily Dot (@The Daily Dot)1600987740.0
Zoom Karen then inexplicably pivoted to complaining about former President Barack Obama.
"Barack Obama was biracial. He wasn't just Black. He should have owned both sides of his family."
Racism is more threatening than covid-19 and this country is infested with it I'm starting to think that we are goi… https://t.co/XtzeHI7v6R— Chris Pfeifer (@Chris Pfeifer)1601035032.0
The teacher and students then began to question whether Black Lives Matter had even been mentioned.
Uninvited guests sharing unwanted opinions has become a larger-than-expected problem during the Zoom era, with many labeling these people "Zoom bombers."
A masked man intruded into a virtual Broward high school class and went on a disturbing, racist rant. Another intru… https://t.co/a2bPmYjfih— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@South Florida Sun Sentinel)1599069094.0
The Broward school district is investigating after a Pembroke Pines high school virtual class was disrupted by a st… https://t.co/knTGoGmO5k— Justice4Miami (@Justice4Miami)1598934918.0
Perhaps the nature of virtual classes is giving many unhinged people the nerve to share their opinions.
so brave of this random dude in my zoom class to interrupt my professor so he can give his manifesto about why he h… https://t.co/UEZT9lVn4a— 🐇 (@🐇)1600804641.0
But humans aren't the only ones making Zoom meetings difficult...
Wrigley loves to interrupt Zoom class https://t.co/QY1bohTTfL— Kevin Trahan (@Kevin Trahan)1585841073.0
Kiwi practicing how she will interrupt my zoom class meetings https://t.co/e7ZwJpMUf0— Jessica ❁ (@Jessica ❁)1598296086.0
Of course, students bear the brunt of this unpleasantness as their entire schooling experienced has been moved to their computers.
HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FOCUS ON CLASSES WITH ALK OF THIS GOING ON???— Water SIGHn Sadness (@Water SIGHn Sadness)1584678090.0
Students late to virtual class? "How are you? Glad to see you! Let's get started" seems like the only response we s… https://t.co/Z9yAUVvW68— Melissa Poland (@Melissa Poland)1600805959.0
Yes, school officials really are this stupid! — “A BB gun was seen in a Harvey fourth grader's bedroom during virtu… https://t.co/pDBMUA2syR— Tom Gresham (@Tom Gresham)1600963179.0
Though the teachers have surely also had a hard time.
Week 2 of Hybrid Learning. What kids see when they sign into my virtual class https://t.co/lDlxETpx9j— Jaylon Wennings (@Jaylon Wennings)1600886921.0
With any luck, the U.S. will get its Covid act together soon so students can head back to their classrooms. Interruptions from grandparents are much rarer there!