TikToker calls out ‘Kiwi Karen’ for saying racist slurs to an Asian woman

'She's a criminal.'


Kahron Spearman


Posted on Dec 4, 2020   Updated on Dec 4, 2020, 10:40 am CST

A viral TikTok video shows a “Kiwi Karen” in action, after being called out for being racist to an Asian woman in a laundromat in New Zealand.

The video, posted by @buzzykiwi, is captioned: “Woman was shouting racist slurs at an innocent Asian woman so I had to say something 🤭 #nz #newzealand# racistkarens.”

It starts with him already arguing with Kiwi Karen, who’s checking a washer.

“She’s a criminal,” says Kiwi Karen. “Stop harassing me, weird guy, drunk addict.”

He responds: “Actually, you’re the one being racist to this poor woman for no reason.”

“No, no, she’s a criminal,” she reiterates, based on apparently nothing. “I don’t have to participate in her crime and criminal activity.”

He asks her what crime the Asian woman has committed, and she goes on the defense, telling him to mind his business.

“We’re in the laundromat; my (clothes) are in the dryer right now,” he says.

“I don’t wanna know—go away,” she comes back, but this time, plugging her ears like a child.

After a cut, she’s seen telling him, “[‘Fuck off’ in regional slang], and die.”

He bursts out laughing, putting the phone’s camera on himself.

“Oh my God, this is the problem with this country—this,” pointing at the Karen.

“So this is the poor, lovely woman that [Kiwi Karen] was being racist to, for no reason,” he continues, pointing directly at the racist.

“That’s not right,” replies Kiwi Karen, as the video cuts.

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*First Published: Dec 4, 2020, 10:39 am CST