TikTok/@amiri.xo Brooke Sjoberg

‘Why is she acting like there’s a dress code?’: Karen shames TikToker for her outfit at Panera Bread

'When are these Karens gonna learn to MYOB??!!!'


Brooke Sjoberg

Internet Culture

Published Aug 14, 2021   Updated Aug 16, 2021, 9:54 am CDT

A woman was shamed for her outfit—a top and shorts—in a California Panera Bread. She’s taken to TikTok to share her experience with a Karen who criticized her outfit, saying she was dressed “like a whore.”

The Karen—an older woman eating at the restaurant in what commenters have called a “nightgown”— spends the length of the video telling TikToker @amiri.xo in many ways and words that she disapproves of her outfit on that hot day. The video has since garnered 1.5 million views.


This lady harassing me at panera lol , i showed you guys a pic of what im wearing. Who’s wrong? #fypage #rude #karensgoingwild #mindingmyownbusiness

♬ original sound – Amiri.xo

Commenters remarked that what the woman who was criticizing her was dressed in a way that didn’t give her a whole lot of room to talk—they said it looked like a nightgown.

Another compared the gown to a cartoon character from the well-loved children’s program, “The Proud Family.”

“Not her dressed like Suga Mama from the ‘Proud Family!'” the commenter wrote.

Being that they were all eating in a Panera, this commenter questioned why the older woman thought there was a dress code for the fast-casual restaurant.

Other commenters thought the woman should have been minding her business, and that she had no reason to criticize her.

“IDK what you were wearing but I don’t have to see it to know it’s no one else’s business,” they wrote. “When are these Karens gonna learn to [Mind Your Own Business]?”

Others still commented on what the woman said to @amiri.xo—that young people have no respect for their elders. They pointed out that her own behavior was less than respectful.

“‘You young people have no manners,'” one commenter wrote. “*proceeds to go out of her way to insult a stranger she doesn’t know for absolutely no reason*”

The Daily Dot has reached out to @amiri.xo about the video.

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*First Published: Aug 14, 2021, 2:54 pm CDT