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The Legacy of Karen and How She Broke The Internet in 2020

2020 was a unique year. Shut-down of the economy, pandemic, protests, and civil unrest. You might have also noticed a name being floated around. That name was Karen.

BY MARCUS OUJLA, March 17, 2021

Origins of the 'Karen'

According to popular culture, a 'Karen' is defined as a middle-class, middle-aged white woman that displays types of behavior derived from privilege.

On social media, a Karen is commonly characterized as a woman who demands to speak with a manager to disparage a service worker in an entitled manner.

The joke of the meme first appeared on Reddit in 2014 but began to spread with images between 2016-2017. Most famously, the meme exploded around a Kate Gosselin haircut from the popular reality television show, Kate Plus 8. The Karen meme garnered worldwide attention after a Domino's Pizza in New Zealand launched a campaign offering a free pizza to anyone named Karen who could, in 250 words or less, explain why they were one of the "good ones." Domino's was trying to bring people together to elevate much of the negativity but was met with backlash. People argued that they wanted to “reward more privilege to the most privileged in our society."

Cancel Culture: Enough is Enough!

It seems everyone these days is trying to keep the Karens down. What has Karen ever done to anyone? Karens come in all shapes and sizes and from many walks of life. We should extend a hand to the Karen and be more considerate of their needs.

Let's take a look at 6 of the popular memes that have been circulated far and wide across the world wide web.

1 - Glitch in the Karen Matrix

Karens are everyday people. They breathe the same air and shop at the same stores. You can easily spot them by their hair and demeanor. Try to give them a nice smile and wave as you walk by to make them feel more included in our daily lives.


2 - Karen Kardashian

Karen Kardashian is just like us. She needs to feel wanted and supported. We must offer our services to her whenever she demands it.


3 - TripAdvisor Karen

Remember the golden rule THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT. It was much simpler times then.


4 - Rollercoaster Karen

Sometimes a Karen is having a hard day. It’s important to let them vent. We have all been there.


5 - Robot Karen

Not all Karens are monsters and should be treated with dignity and respect.


6 - Corona Karen

When a Corona Karen asks you to put on a mask, just realize she is looking out for the well-being of all of us.


It's Time To Stand With Karen

We must learn to co-exist with the Karens. If you prick them, do they not bleed?

That’s why I ask you to please consider their needs above yours. They have a tough hill to climb this year and we must all be more sympathetic to their struggles.

Let this be the year that Karen will reign supreme in the most popular baby names.




Marcus Oujla is a researcher, knowledge seeker, and lover of the truth. He shares his passion for freedom and liberty through delivering impacting articles about pop culture, memes, and philosophy. Marcus brings his own piece of the puzzle to the Truly Free Society team. With a huge heart and gentle soul, he hopes to inform others while building them up. Marcus believes that we are all in this together.

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This article appeared first on Divine Frequency.

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