The Internet is struggling to come up with the perfect male equivalent of “Karen” — the slang term for an entitled, obnoxious, middle-aged white woman. The quest started after “San Francisco Karen” (aka Lisa Alexander, the CEO of a San Francisco-based skin care company) and her boyfriend, wealth manager Robert Larkin, harassed James Juanillo for stenciling “Black Lives Matter” on his own property last week.
- Twitter user @USMCLiberal set off a firestorm when he tweeted out to his 62,000 followers: “I think the male version of a ‘Karen’ should be a ‘Jeremy’. Anyone object — besides Jeremy?”
- People were not in love with the idea, as @Daeg420 noted: “Jeremy is too chill to be a karen … I would say that Bret seems to embody privilege and rage.” Jason, Scott and Tucker got a few votes, as did “Dwight, but spelled, D’white,” an idea started by @VAVoter2020.
- Another tweeter, @mamgonefishing, suggested, I think it should be ‘Todd’. Just ask George Carlin” and linked to Carlin’s epic sketch rant that starts: “I’m getting really sick of guys named Todd.”
- And then there was the suggestion from @HumanRainDelay1, who suggested “Brandon,” linking to “conservative activist” Brandon Straka’s epic twitter tantrum after he was kicked off an American Airlines flight for refusing to wear a mask.
Link:New York Post