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Weekend update: TikToker confronts Karen with his missing leg after she questions his handicap placard and more

Here's what you may have missed this weekend.

 

Eilish O'Sullivan

Internet Culture

Published Mar 15, 2021   Updated Mar 15, 2021, 10:21 am CDT

Welcome to the Monday edition of the Internet Insider, where we dissect the weekend online. Today:

  • TikToker films himself telling cop he has dead body in back of the car, sparking conversation on white privilege
  • Karen doesn’t think TikToker ‘looks’ disabled enough for handicap parking spot—so he confronts her with his missing leg
  • Some people went to a grocery store to get the COVID vaccine. Instead, they were jabbed with an empty syringe

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BREAK THE INTERNET

A TikToker filmed himself jokingly telling a police officer he has a dead body in the back of his car, sparking a conversation on white privilege when it comes to encounters with law enforcement.

In the video, an officer who pulled over TikToker Riley Lemon asks, “Do you have any idea why I pulled you over?”

“Is it ’cause you think I’m cute or the dead body in the back of my car,” Lemon quips, laughing to himself and remaining unharmed.

Many viewers are pointing out the double standard the video unintentionally highlights. “What in the white privilege,” one stunned viewer said, with another adding, “You’re lucky you’re white.”

While the video sparked an important conversation, Lemon told the Daily Dot that it’s staged. Lemon is known for posting comedic—and, at times, staged—content to his TikTok account, where he boasts over 650,000 followers. “My goal with my videos is to bring a smile to people’s faces, especially during the rough times of this past year,” the 24-year-old comedy content creator based out of Nashville added.

Lemon said that even though he intended for the video to be lighthearted and humorous, he’s glad it was able to spark a conversation. “Any video that gets a conversation going about relevant topics is a success in my opinion,” he said.

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Eilish O’Sullivan, newswire editor


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INSTANT REGRET

Karen doesn’t think TikToker ‘looks’ disabled enough for handicap parking spot—so he confronts her with his missing leg

In footage uploaded on Saturday, TikTok user @pnuks recounts how a woman approached him to ask whether he actually owned the handicap placard in his vehicle while parked outside of a McDonald’s. The TikToker decided to confront the woman inside the McDonald’s and reveal his missing leg.

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Mikael Thalen, contributing writer


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT NAUTILUS

Some people went to a grocery store to get the COVID vaccine. Instead, they were jabbed with an empty syringe

A concerning report from several news outlets, including NBC12 in Richmond, Virginia, disclosed that “a small number of people” who went to a Kroger pharmacy expecting to get Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 single-dose vaccines “ended up getting an ‘empty syringe’ after the company previously said it was a saline shot.” 

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Phil West, contributing writer


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*First Published: Mar 15, 2021, 3:00 am CDT