One instance that reached national news was when Amy Cooper called the cops on Christian Cooper (not related) after he told her that her dog should be on a leash in a part of Central Park known for birdwatching. Karen told the police that Christian was threatening her and her dog despite Christian telling her not to come any closer to him. He recorded the whole incident which went viral and resulted in some serious consequences for Amy.
But don’t get it twisted. Oftentimes these white women are connected to white men who are very familiar with the 911 button. These men have been deemed “Karen’s Husband” by social media.
One video went viral last week when a white man decided to call the cops on protestors because they were allegedly “honking horns” near his home. In peak white entitlement fashion, he tried to use his service in the military as a reason why he has the authority to make demands.
In another video, a group of Black entrepreneurs described being racially profiled by a white man in a Minnesota building where they rent office space.
The clip shows the white man asking them what office they’re in and eventually, dialing 911. “Granted we’ve been in this office space and have rented and grown our business for the past 1 year and half here,” the group know as Top Figure wrote on their Instagram video. “As we were working out this man approached and immediately asked us who we were and if ‘WE BELONG’ in this building. Granted in order to enter the building you NEED a key card to enter EVERY part of the building which EACH of our team members individually have. We all pay rent here and this man demanded that we show him our key cards or he will call the cops on us.”
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Normally we don’t speak out about encounters of racial profiling and age discrimination that we face day to day in our lives as young black entrepreneurs. Although today May 26th 2020 7:51pm we encountered a situation where a man entered the facility, a shared private gym that we utilize in our @wework @mozaic_east office located in uptown Minnesota. Granted we’ve been in this office space and have rented and grown our business for the past 1 year and half here. As we were working out this man approached and immediately asked us who we were and if “WE BELONG” in this building. Granted in order to enter the building you NEED a key card to enter EVERY part of the building which EACH of our team members individually have. We all pay rent here and this man demanded that we show him our key cards or he will call the cops on us. We are sick and tired of tolerating this type of behavior on a day to day basis and we feel that we had to bring light onto this situation.
Instances like this even caused people to wonder if “Karen’s Husband” should just receive his own name, such as “Ken” or “Chad”.
Black folks, be safe out there and record if you’re able. Ken and Karen are still out here surveilling your existence.
'Karens' Gone Wild: Videos Show Privileged White Women Won't Stop Trying To Police People
1. Trader Joe's 'Karen'1 of 24
2. 'Karen' the angry neighbor2 of 24
3. ‘Karen’ Pulls Gun On Black Woman And Daughter After Chipotle Argument3 of 24
4. Nurse ‘Karen’ Fired4 of 24
5. St. Louis 'Karen'5 of 24
6. ‘Karen’s Husband’ Investigated After Calling Cops On Black Men6 of 24
7. Convenience Store ‘Karen’7 of 24
8. Nurse ‘Karen’ Loses Her Job For ‘Black Privilege’ Video8 of 24
9. Seattle ‘Karen’ Has A Total Meltdown After Black Driver Records Her ‘White Tears’9 of 24
10. Kroger ‘Karen’ Blocks Black Mother From Pulling Out Of Parking Lot Over ‘Gatorade’10 of 24
11. San Francisco ‘Karen’ Who Called Cops Over ‘BLM’ Art11 of 24
12. Karen's husband12 of 24
13. Karen's other husband13 of 24
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Beware Of ‘Karen’s Husband’: Social Media Spotlights White Men Who Also Love To Call The Police was originally published on newsone.com