The term "Karen" is slang for a bossy, middle-class white woman with an attitude... the kind of lady who demands to speak to the Starbucks manager when her venti extra-dry soy latte doesn't have enough foam.
But middle-class white women are offended... they consider it a racist, sexist slur.
A right-wing troll group posing as a group of journalists created a troll poll on Twitter to ask whether "Karen" is a slur. This ignited mass outrage among Karens on social media.
Does anyone else think the ‘Karen’ slur is woman hating and based on class prejudice?— Julie Bindel (@bindelj) April 5, 2020
Yes - it’s sexist, classist and ageist, in that order— Hadley Freeman (@HadleyFreeman) April 5, 2020
I actually can’t be onboard with the whole “Karen” thing. I know too many cool Karens. Much love, Dick.— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) April 7, 2020
In my latest piece for @Essence, I talk about the absurdity of Karens referring to “Karen” as a “slur”, how this absurdity highlights their perpetual victim status/fragility, and how it plays into their collective FOMO in regards to being oppressed. https://t.co/I2zqt23GFP— Fat Canary (@IWriteAllDay_) April 7, 2020
Let's answer this once and for all: Is "Karen" a slur?
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