zoom karen

Gregory Reed/Shutterstock Nigmatulina Aleksandra/Shutterstock (Licensed)

‘Zoom Karen’ interrupts granddaughter’s virtual class to rant about Obama, BLM

'We're not going to talk about it unless you want to hear what I have to say!'

 

Mikael Thalen

IRL

Published Sep 24, 2020   Updated Sep 24, 2020, 5:18 pm CDT

A student’s grandmother crashed her online class this week to protest a discussion about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

In a video uploaded to TikTok, the woman, who has since been dubbed a “Karen,” can be heard arguing with her granddaughter’s teacher.

“You’re talking about BLM and all that stuff,” the woman says. “And we’re not going to talk about it unless you want to hear what I have to say.”

https://www.tiktok.com/@stayflyest/video/6874997310984654086

The grandmother goes on to make odd references to former President Barack Obama while shouting over the teacher.

“Barack Obama was biracial,” she says. “He wasn’t just Black. He should have owned both sides of his family.”

The teacher responds by attempting to note that a student, not her, brought up BLM.

“Ma’am, we’re reading a story about a historical event, and the question that was presented to the students is ‘What’s the most important historical event that’s happened in your lifetime?'” the teacher says.

But the student who allegedly brought up BLM claims that he never actually referenced the term at all, raising questions over what exactly set off the woman.

“I didn’t even say Black Lives Matter,” the student says. “I never even said that.”

The video exchange has already been seen more than 1.1 million times on TikTok alone.

TikTok users made their displeasure with the Karen known in the video’s comment section.

“The teacher should’ve muted her,” @daddysfavgirlalways wrote. “Not the place or time.”


More Karen News

‘I’ll make your life hell’: Karen forgets to put parking permit in her windshield, berates parking enforcer for doing his job
Karen allegedly calls the cops on dog trainer for not answering her texts quick enough
Video: Karen couple who allegedly ‘harassed’ whole neighborhood gets satisfying send-off from the community
Viral TikTok shows a Karen screaming at Barnes & Noble Cafe workers, destroying the store
Sign up to receive the Daily Dot’s Internet Insider newsletter for urgent news from the frontline of online.

Share this article
*First Published: Sep 24, 2020, 5:17 pm CDT