Fiery viral video shows anti-Karen defending Black Lives Matter and queer rights in astonishingly wholesome battle cry

Emma Powys Maurice October 8, 2020
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Our lord and saviour, the anti-Karen (TikTok/@ashleyann1510)

In accordance with Newton’s third law, for every action there must be an equal and opposite reaction. Thus, the anti-Karen was born.

We don’t know who or where this woman is, only that in a short, angry speech from her doorstep, she somehow managed to embody all the stubborn self-assurance of a Karen while simultaneously rejecting all the hatred we have come to associate with Karenkind.

This hero of our time went viral earlier this week as a video emerged of her unleashing a torrent of progressive ideals, presumably at a disagreeable neighbour.

“Black lives do f**kin’ matter. Science is real. Love is love, bitch, gay pride, OK? Women’s rights [are] human rights. And the virus is not a hoax!” she yells.

Then the anti-Karen ends her aggressively wholesome 15-second battle cry by channelling Cardi B: “CRONAVARIS!”

@ashleyann1510No caption needed ##fyp ##foryou ##xyzbca ##corona ##election2020mood♬ original sound – Ashley_Sarro

Her fiery rant has been viewed 1.7 million times on TikTok alone, gaining further traction on Reddit as the internet hailed a woman who “took the energy of a Karen and pulled a Reverse Uno”.

“By God, you’ve uncovered the anti-Karen! She was sent to restore balance to the force,” wrote one Redditor. “The Karen we need but don’t deserve,” another replied.

Others pondered a new dilemma: What to call these anti-Karens? Tracy, perhaps? Sharon? Nerak, destroyer of Karens?

“She’s a Carin,” came one popular suggestion – a fitting title for a woman who uses the power of privilege for good, not for evil.

“As a Black man, I embrace my inner Carin,” a commenter replied. “I’ve told people sometimes you go hard against the system and use that entitled white women thing because the s**t can get results used correctly. ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’

“I know how to spell it now. C. A. R. I. N.”

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