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Halloween Karen

Halloween Karen

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GATESOFOSIRIS

Literally playing right into what the costume wanted them to do


Myonenonpornacc

You stumbled right into my trap, and played into my hands. I knew you would get pissed and create backlash thus creating more marketing for Karen Costume." -Yami Costume Designer


ImAOneTrackLover

It's genius, in an evil, Capitalist kind of way.


pseudospock

Is it evil, though?


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Somehow I doubt it even created any backlash and this was all orchestrated for free advertisement.


ClueDamnANot

I dunno, I'm pretty sure they were 100% serious when they tried to push back against Karens being labeled as women with that haircut and an unquenchable desire to waste managers and employees times. They claimed that using Karen as a slur is as offensive as the N word lolol.


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> They claimed that using Karen as a slur is as offensive as the N word lolol. For the sake of my sanity I choose to believe such actions are just trolling.


egordoniv

Costume should come with a 12 pack of toilet paper rolls.


TheSmokingLamp

Except it’s a bunch of Twitter users mad because “Someone is profiting off racism” as if Karen’s ONLY apply to racist white woman as opposed to just being an all around shitty person


digeridude

More like Reddit stumbled into the intended effect of the title.


Calbinan

Of course it does.


flimbs

Take them all off the shelf and demand to speak to the manager.


No-Patient

I'd love that manager to come out and say "WOW that costume is spot on. You even have the whole persona! Now, what can I not do for you?"


Spare-Blacksmith1376

I’m not sure I’d want that Karen bait in my store. Can we get a Karen repellent product?


Bucket_Monster

Just hire some teens to skateboard outside and a black guy to roam the store.


bunkscudda

No, that’ll just trigger them. Go for self-checkout kiosks for everything. If there’s no one to complain to, they won’t bother.


pegothejerk

Also pump in pumpkin spice flavored oxygen, it's soothing to karens


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warmaster_whorus

"Ma'am I understand youre upset but If I could just direct you to our section of plaques with jokes about wine and coffee over here..." than just melt into the background as they start buying stupid shit


ElectionAssistance

Just turn your back and Rose` away.


dicksallday

'We've got some rare Ray Dunn pottery over here to sooth you. Look! This mug says Relax.'


say_the_words

"Ma'am, I'm the manager. I'm going to need you to live, laugh and love with our employees before I can help you.:


thedoomdevice

Better if its printed on something wood


Sloppy1sts

Yeah, but that'll draw them in from miles!


Spare-Blacksmith1376

Not to mention the bears they’ll bring with em


Adventurous_Ad_6546

I’m ok with the bears. Just not the Karens.


Outside_Sugar_2594

Whoa! You leave pumpkin spice out of this… I have a problem. *hangs head in shame


SalaciousCrustacean

Like they won’t be yelling “EXCUUSE MEEEE!” Into the camera


Nepenthes_sapiens

Karen will probably try to get the black guy shot by cops.


kmanbythec

The black dude needs to be walking a dog.


ReactsWithWords

No! Then the cops the karen calls will shoot the dog, too!


kmanbythec

Right, never mind.


MurderMachine561

Just hang a sign on the door that says, "This store does not run sales or give discounts". For maximum effect print the sign in multiple languages with English at the bottom.


MurderMachine561

Or "No manager on duty"!


produce_this

One of the first restaurants I worked at, I had a head chef that kept a spray bottle full of water by the expo station. It had a label called “server be gone” on it. Any time the servers would come up whining about something that wasn’t important, especially in the middle of the rush, he would spray them till they walked away.


Multrat

While it makes a funny story...


produce_this

I mean .. if it works on cats…


davidbowiescat

When I was a chef there was this one place where staff would get a meal during their break, we had this waitress who decided she wanted to take her break during a rush and started whining for us to make her her meal, we weren’t having it and told her to wait so she went and moaned to the manager about it who came in and told us to make her meal. [This was the side salad](https://imgur.com/a/RXnRSNN) I made up for her (we still made her wait until the worst of the rush was over)


Phyltre

But think of the social media views!


dopeydopeee

Don't speak English. Use sign language instead.


dschex199

‘Ma’am, if you wish to exchange Karen costumes, then you’ll need to return to the store wearing something other than the Karen costume you are wearing now so we can properly exchange it’


crayoneater88

The very costume I was returning......that's perfect irony


Adventurous_Ad_6546

Elaine, you’re not listening!


rutefoot

"If you want to return it you need to take it off first"


fromthewombofrevel

lol


zxc123zxc123

>Karen Halloween costume sparks backlash among shoppers. >Manager Halloween costume sparks profits among managers. Please tell me they had the foresight to also create a manager costume to pair with Karen costume as a couple's set.


thedoomdevice

You forgot these ©®™ so it's mine now!


MurderMachine561

That would be a great "couples" costume. No more raggedy Ann and Andy.! I can't help but think that would lead to some very aggressive sex at the end of the night. Or like some random May, 'Honey, put it on. Please? "


Adventurous_Ad_6546

All you really need is a person who looks extremely tired and borderline defeated by the world. And maybe a name tag.


conditerite

I’m sorry ma’am but you need to pay for the costume before you put it on.


FoldOne586

Man imagine you're the one nice Karen. You like the hairstyle and your name is Karen. And that's it. But you constantly get shit on.


MaleSeahorse

Honestly, it sucks that it's such a loaded hairstyle. It's low-maintenance and easy to style. The front can be shaped in several ways depending on what flatters your face. The sides can still go behind your ears which is almost a subconscious action for many woman. The back is up off your neck and shoulders, which is honestly all I'm ever trying to achieve with a ponytail. Too bad it's A) severely dated and B) the Karen 'do.


metamet

I'm also convinced they stole it from all the emo girls in early 00s.


Chuffy1818

Earlier than that... I had it back in the '90's. My oldest found pics and called me Karen for like a week. :/ No, sweetheart. It was part of the rave culture, along with jelly bracelets and jncos. Kinda like a Chelsea for those of us too afraid to shave our heads.


crdctr

They should have a manager costume to go with it.


AndiWhyte

The irony is lost on those people. What a shame.


DbThrowawayZ62

It really just sparked a backlash from Karens.


Grunchlk

Joke's on you, she changed her name to Caryn. Checkmate!


CreepyAssPenis

They're calling themselves out lol


libraryvxzcvxcb

Karens protect their own


IamInnocentRed

My actual name is Karen and I plan on wearing this costume for Halloween. Can't wait!


Shakemyears

Do you think any hippies have complained about hippie costumes? I’m betting not.


kittiot_thing

hey man, why doesn't this costume include a joint?


clitpuncher69

They probably just said something like "far out man"


5k1895

I'd like to speak to the manager of Halloween


Im_Old_In_Town

I mean was there actually a big backlash or was it like two people upset? We need to stop thinking the vocal minority are the majority.


narf4

It was by design


Deathlysouls

Gee I wonder which ~~Karens~~ shoppers are getting mad about it


stungun_steve

Karens gonna Karen.


The_Clarence

A group of Karens is called a Complaint, like a Flock of seagulls or a Murder of crows. So the complaint of Karens complained about the complaining Karens masks.


Domugraphic

The original collective noun was a "boycott and social media tirade" but it was a bit of a mouthful...


mred870

but it was a bit of a mouthful... Then spit


UncleTogie

Like a Karen would swallow to begin with...


AlwaysBlamesCanada

Karen wouldn’t even go down - *“I don’t do that disgusting mouth stuff”*


PickButtkins

Maybe if someone invented pumpkin spice condoms?


IlIFreneticIlI

I thought the collective noun was 'an Entitlement'.


The_Clarence

That's a group of both Karens and their male counterparts


Seikoholic

I’d better write this down


heili

I thought that was a "Home Owners Association".


bunglejerry

And interestingly, A Flock of Seagulls and Karens have similar hairstyles.


TalesoftheMoth

Heh


JamonEnPolvo

and i ran i ran so far away


2oothDK

I gotta get away


Baaron1688

I actually saw one a while ago that said a group of Karen's was called a privilege. That has always stuck with me.


Impossibru80

They used to be called helicopter moms and a group of them was called a book club. But then Fox News got in their water supply and they evolved into Karen’s. The scary thing is that scientists don’t even think this is their final form.


Cyberzombie

Pretty sure their final form looks like a Resident Evil boss.


comebackjoeyjojo

Good YouTube idea: see a Karen complaining, then quickly don the costume and just repeat whatever the original Karen says.


cubicthreads

Omegle idea: don costume and demand to speak to manage of whoever you camming with


bunglejerry

Omegle still exists?


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Funky_Ducky

Not even sure why you would allow kids on there on the first place.


comebackjoeyjojo

Probably best to keep kids away from the internet altogether.


StubbsTheWolf

Probably best to keep most people from the internet tbh


Agoraphobicy

I've been refering to this haircut as power bangs lately.


UtopiaDystopia

Wait, people can dress up as me for Halloween? Get me the manager!


Chris_ssj2

" I have my rights granted by the constitution, I will not tolerate this outrageous activity "


FrighteningJibber

Haha their hair is part of their culture


bumrocky

My aunt is named Karen and she IS the manager at a large national box store chain. It's a paradox of the greatest proportion. In her defense she doesn't live up to the stereotype. But still....


dankmernes

One of the nicest women I know is named Karen, and I felt bad for her until I realized that the slur "Karen" has two silent "K"s


drDekaywood

A woman named Karen came into my work with an issue she had every right to be pissed about but she was nicer than 99 percent of the people I deal with. Started to wonder what it must be like to be a chill Karen in a time like this


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shmixel

The SLUR??


grrrrreat

Imagine the Karen shopping for a blackface costume stumbling upon this


greycubed

The black guy reaching for it makes awkward eye contact. Both never speak of it.


SMaxTH

A Karen never speaking about something? Definitely fiction


ImAOneTrackLover

So true. My step mom is a total Karen, and if she has an opinion on something, you better believe everyone around her is going to know it, no matter how misinformed it is. Ugh, what an insufferable human being.


MagicCatPaul

meanwhile my brain has to go thru mental gymnastics just to say “hi” first. where is this switch in my brain, so I can like balance it somewhere in the middle


PunjabMadness

My take on all this is that true joy lies in silent observation. Balance is understanding this one simple fact and choosing to speak only as needed. When used as a tool, speech is powerful, let loose however, it quickly starts to reveal the speaker’s internal condition.


CardCarryingCuntAwrd

Entitled *and* opinionated?! I feel sorry for you bud :( Try this: stop saying anything to your stepmother. Abandon all hope to communicate. Unless she asks a direct question and you *must* reply, in which case 'sure' or even a dubious 'hmmm' would suffice. Otherwise, never address or acknowledge her. Don't be aggressive, don't be passive aggressive, simply avoid her as much as you can. It'll drive the cunt crazy.


celebrityBiguy

The best example I’ve ever seen of someone responding to a Karen is an elderly white lady interrupting the Karen and saying with the most sincere voice, “I’m sorry you feel that way, that must be terrible.” Didn’t matter how many times the Karen got triggered, or what they said afterwards, the old lady kept repeating the line, maybe slightly more patronizing as time went on.


Darkcharmer

She speaks of it, just only to the manager. Or in this case...to the police, since he's a black man.


kaizokuburst

“*How dare you!?* My desire to speak to the manager is NOT your costume!”


DL1943

im gonna do em both - the ultimate halloween costume - blackface karen! is he an indignant middle aged white woman, or the prime minister of canada? its impossible to tell!


TheCommonKoala

Let's go one layer deeper. A black man cosplaying as a Karen doing blackface.


Isteppedinpoopy

Or be the dude playing the black dude cosplaying as a Karen in blackface. That’s an Oscar.


King_Gnome

I'm a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude


dshoig

I'm Patrick


Mateorabi

Never go full Karen.


GondorsPants

That. Is actually really clever.


captain_carrot

Imagine mentally jerking off to a made up person in your mind to hate on so much lol fucking reddit man


sikwidit05

>shopping for a blackface costume Like Trudeau?


junglemanqc

Do people really care about that particular situation?


grrrrreat

People care for the meme, not much else


PolitelyHostile

No. Only people that already didn’t like him.but they will pretend like blackface was reprehensible and changed their opinion of him.


solInvictusRises

I'm very leftist and I thought it showed that the dude is pretty fucking clueless. I don't think his intent was racist, and he seems to have this thing with dressing up in traditional clothes of various people, so it's got a bit of a, sort-of-harmless, weeb vibe to it, but. It certainly lowered my opinion of the guy. Like wasn't he doing it in 2010* or something? How is anyone that clueless. *2001. Still. It wasn't 1940 lol.


Blackfluidexv

Yes. A lot. Almost everyone pro gun rights immediately latched to that and everyone who doesn't like the prick also latched onto it.


AintthatDAtruth

Note: the people who hate him and who hated his father are perfectly overlapping circles.


Gonomed

>sparks backlash What a surprise. A bunch of Karens Karened


Mateorabi

A complaint of Karens complained.


Danny_Tamberelli

A group of Karen’s is called a PTA.


Antisymmetriser

Not an HOA?


dadrewbear420

Just crowds of Karen’s snarling and shrieking out into the night, “manager!” One of them feasting upon the remains of a poor stock boy, another on a cashier, the veins in her teeth snapping away from her victim’s neck like rubber bands, they where both on their first day of work..


Queen_Cheetah

This sounds scarier than 90% of the horror films produced in the last ten years, ngl!!


dadrewbear420

Omg blushing! Thank you so much. I’m just going to bathe in this complement for while.


d_Lightz

I smell a plot for Netflix original cult classic


Blizky

There is newly released movie called Karen. It’s on Hulu


Roook36

Night of the Living Karens


CptAngelo

Id watch that, not ironically, it sounds awesome


makeitlegalaussie

Fucking send it!


lolli91

Adds ether. Send it


Haus42

Sexy squirrel - possible. Sexy Karen - very, very doubtful.


Local_Bed_7904

/r/karenporn


JamesCodaCoIa

...how did I not see this coming(cumming)? Honestly, it's kind of amazing how quick porn can be to recognize worldwide trends/memes and fetishize it for profit. I remember within weeks of the pandemic last year, there were Coronavirus porn. I guess keeping masks on and hazmat suits with holes cut in them.


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JamesCodaCoIa

> rule 34? If it exists, there's probably already porn made about it. The two big internet rules I know are that one, and the Hitler one where the longer an argument goes, the greater the chance a Hitler analogy will appear.


Queen_Cheetah

>Sexy squirrel - possible. But why. >Sexy Karen - very, very doubtful ***WHY?!?!!***


historychickie

I'm not sure sexy Karen could ever be a thing. Well maybe until they talk-then it's gone


astronomydomone

Am I the only one who knows this is Kate Gosselin circa 2008?


2022FAMINE

She looks much more approachable in 2021.


Iwouldlikesomecoffee

I was looking around, found out she's a nurse now like she was before the show. She just looks like a mom, no Karen vibes. It's just an outdated hairdo


sumaclover

She was a nurse before the show too iirc


harassmaster

Is Kate the OG Karen? that’s the question.


gman234567

Her personality definitely fits the stereotype


TurtleTucker

Even as a kid I remember seeing that show on TV and feeling so bad for those children. It was like a precursor to those crazy parents who film every waking moment of their child's life and upload it to YouTube. Watching it felt dirty.


BigDikdDiarrheaLadle

Same here. I'm like "That's not Karen, that's Kate!"


Natenat04

I’d like to speak to the manager of Halloween, said every Karen who Karens, in the most Karening tone of anyone who ever Karened…


Floppy_Jalopy

I guess it does kinda suck because when that hairstyle came out it was fresh and a low maintenance style. A certain type of person gravitated towards it and now it's a costume.


fane1967

What? They’re horrible, so they qualify.


PlagueDoctorMars

Genuinely terrifying. I'd take an encounter with a zombie over a Karen any day.


RichardBonham

Right: headshots will kill a zombie.


kjvaughn2

Left: headshots will kill a Karen too tbf


OriginalMrMuchacho

At least the zombie has a brain to target.


Ericbas

Spirit Halloween BASED, but in all seriousness me and my friends found it and had a nice laugh too


PM_ME_YOUR_FART_HOLE

Kind of surprised there isn’t a “sexy Karen” variation knowing Spirit.


Arael15th

Karen energy is the anti-sexuality


ValanLucasCircus

Who the hell is pubity latest?


iusedeadmemes

This dude who posts memes on Instagram


ValanLucasCircus

Ok, who made the article if you know, please


Boy_Sabaw

Outrage, pfft. What are those shoppers gonna do? Call the manager?


WendyWilliamsFart

Karens protect their own


OwenMichael312

Backlash among shoppers or Karens?


PlagueDoctorMars

I think we all know the answer to that.


skunkwoks

Anyone wearing that hairstyle must not have any social media acct…


happycapybara-

I've met some really nice women with that hair cut at work etc. Always feel a bit bad for them!


radditxx

People on this subreddit dont go outside


happycapybara-

Truth


YabbaDabbaDoei

Not to mention the girls and women who end up with this hairstyle because the stylist doesn't seem to know how to do anything else. A lot of stylists just default to this type of haircut, even when you asked for something different. Haircuts are expensive, especially when you shop for a decent stylist. But I shell out extra for the better stylist these days, because if I don't do that I end up paying $50-$65 to get Karenized. My last haircut was so liberating. I actually look my own age now and customer service workers are less scared when I talk to them than when I had my unsolicited Karen cut. That last one really stings because I try to be nice and have worked those jobs myself. It seems that the meme did have some role in shaping people's perception of women.


PatSaidJack

Among............ ___KAREN___ shoppers perhaps?


JTB_2017

The most Karen thing to do is complain about being called a Karen


nLucis

The hair is IDENTICAL The facial expressions a perfect match 🤣 Ironic thing is these Karen's probably have all dressed up as an indigenous person at some point


benderlicious54

Sorry but you fit the profile, Karen.


RealConcorrd

They should have a costume for the people hating this, all they need is to add make up such as white paint or something like that. Even top it off with red dye and a red honking button, because they look like a joke to everyone else


AmNotEnglish

Ok. I feel like that Chris Pratt meme from P&R. What the hell is it with that haircut? Why do these Karens seem to inevitably gravitate to that particular style? It seems so hilariously specific.


Fun_Wonder_4114

Hot Karens are already my weakness. Sexy Karens? Christ I'm done for.


queensmol

I’ve only stumbled across an article featuring tweets that said that the costume is racist against black people bc there’s nothing funny about white women brutalizing black people. I am very confused who is supposed to get mad at this costume.


writersampson

If you think this costume is making fun of you specifically... Congratulations, you are correct.


Xaviarsly

send help i cant stop laughing at this!


FuzzyRedPanda-

Thats one way to get egged.


Tha_Hand

I'll take 10


DamnYouRichardParker

>... sparks backlash among certain shoppers FTFY


Drumit84

They should have the matching “manager” costume next to it…


Flashy_Ad_2786

Do they have one in black?


psychicesp

I know a genuinely nice lady named Karen. She thinks the whole thing is hilarious. Seems like the whole 'Karen' thing could be completely harmless unless you're an entitled bitch.


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I mean… would a Shaniqua costume be ok? And if so, why not?


Poet-Secure205

you're right, it's the same shit. but people will always just pretend "this applies to latin women too so it's not a slur!" or "karen is a behavior and doesn't map to physical characteristics!" but karen is just a particular instance of a more general issue that won't go away regardless


captain_carrot

Stereotypes are bad unless they're the kind of person that reddit has decided to collectively invent to hate-masterbate and dogpile on


duchessofmuffins

They get pissed about this but the racist costumes of the Latine community, Indigenous people, and black folks are ok. Fuck Karens.