Friday, July 30, 2021

#BlackTwitter Breaks Down the ‘Karen’ Twitter Poll: Is it ‘Racist’ or Nah?

*A group that calls themselves #BidenBoys and claims they are discriminated against as members of the JLGBTQ (J for journalist), have created a poll asking if people think the term ‘Karen’ should be banned.

As reported by  to forbes.com, Journalist Excellence Worldwide tweeted: “The term ‘Karen’ is being used as a sexist and racist slur. Considering this is an equivalent of the n-word for white women, should it be banned on Twitter?” 

You read that right. Liberal whites and their Black boot licks believe calling white woman “Karen” or “Becky” is racist and just as offensive as hurling the N-word. 

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Apparently, the ‘Karen’ poll is simple a parody, but Black Twitter unpacked the term to provide further context… with one user writing, “Beckys grow into Karens.”

Another added, “A Karen is someone who will demand to speak to a manager or call the police for the smallest inconvenience or sight of black/brown people enjoying themselves.”

A third explained that “Karen” applies to “white women who enjoy their privilege but deny it exists.”

Author Fredrick Joseph noted, “It’s hard to combat Karens when men of color continue to get them pregnant.”

A video posted by an Oregon-based anti-leftist prankster who uses the pseudonym “Dustin Levitt” attempted to highlight the humor of the poll by noting that “Karen” is likely to press charges “against anyone retweeting or sharing our recent poll or, other content for that matter, with the intent to incite harm or harassment to our team or any journalist.” 

According to Levitt and his partner “Quinn,” the “Karen Poll’ is meant to mock liberal white women, or something like that. 

Critics have also pointed out that “Karen” and the N-word are not comparable for the simple fact that one you can write without being flagged, censored, banned or overall disgusted. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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