A person known as “Karen” was filmed confronting a woman and snatching her phone after she allegedly told the woman on the recording to go back to her country. .
In the first TikTok video, the creator shot a scene of a white woman as she tried to get her phone out of the woman’s video. They argue and Karen can be seen running away from the camera. It has not been confirmed yet what started the controversy but the text in the video says, “Rabid Karen verbally harassed my mother and I at our hotel, calling us Asians so back to our country.” It continued, “She then attacked me twice while trying to get my phone.”
During the incident, Karen was holding a glass of red wine and tried to justify her actions by saying that she was the mother of Asian children. “My damn kids are Asian,” Karen can be heard saying in the video. In the video appeared a line that reads: “She thinks letting Asian kids give her a free right to harass and assault strangers, then play the victim.” The creator wrote that “no one helped” her or her mother in the midst of the incident.
The video has had more than 177,000 views since it was posted yesterday.
A man believed to be a hotel employee was involved, asking the women what was going on. She calmly told the man that she was “just reading and these guys are harassing me.”
The details of the incident are still unclear. However, the popular TikTok account @auntkaren0 has raised her video to over 1 million followers. She recorded the video for her followers and played clips from the video.
“Just because you adopt or have an Asian child doesn’t mean you can’t afford to be racist,” @auntkaren0 said in her video and she later asked anyone with more information. leave a comment.
Daily Dot has reached out to the creator for comment.
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* First published: January 1, 2022, 7:21 p.m. CST
Moises Mendez II is a recent graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. He’s a freelance journalist based in New York City, writing about everything from music to LGBTQ issues.
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