Update 11:51am CT, Sept. 3: The video that went viral this week on Reddit is actually an old clip from 2018. Its virality seems to stem from the newly minted “Anti-Karen” nickname given to its protagonist. The original story is below. This video was filmed in Colorado.
What’s the only thing stronger than a Karen? An Anti-Karen.
A video uploaded to the r/FuckYouKaren subreddit on Tuesday shows an altercation between two women that takes place in a grocery store. According to the Reddit post, the altercation stemmed from one woman—a quintessential “Karen”—harassing two other Hispanic women in the store.
Her opponent, dubbed Anti-Karen by the commenters, was having none of it.
“Get out of here now!” Anti-Karen yelled at Karen. “I’m calling the cops. You leave these women alone. Get out. Go.”
Karen struggled to get a word in edgewise, at one point muttering, “You come from a different generation than I do.”
“No I do not,” Anti-Karen responded. “I have respect, and it does not matter. You don’t harass people like this.”
The argument continued as both women walked down the aisle, with Karen yelling, “You will lose this country,” and Anti-Karen essentially escorting her out of the store.
Several redditors brainstormed names that would suit Anti-Karen: Carrie, Kelly, Sarah, and Sharon all came to mind. Others simply sang her praises for diffusing Karen’s racist bullying.
“Anti-racism. This is what BLM is all about,” one Redditor commented. “It’s not just about, ‘I’m not a racist.’ It’s about ‘I’m anti-racist and I will not tolerate it and fight against it.'”