There’s a fun word I like to use: “nontroversy.” I wish I could attribute it to whomever first coined it, but honestly I can’t remember where I heard it. A nontroversy is a non-controversy, or, if you prefer, a nonsense controversy. My favorite nontroversy in recent memory is whether the “Karen” meme should be considered some kind of slur. You’ll catch think pieces and posts about it that are difficult to pars* out; are they serious? Are they joking? Who would actually be upset about this?
To demonstrate the hilarity and thorough harmlessness of the Karen meme, here are some Karen tweets that should make just about anybody laugh, no matter their swoopy hairstyle. Some of them don’t even use the “Karen” as a punchline, but more of a comedic flourish.
10. This is my fight song
bartender: [drying a glass with a rag]
"what can i get ya?"
me: "strongest thing you got"
bartender: [slides me a single mother with 8 kids]
— k e i t h ?? (@KeetPotato) January 3, 2017
9. Every Karen needs a Floyd
WIFE: Stop spending money on stupid stuff
WIFE: What the hell?
[dog walks by in a tuxedo]
ME: He's getting married, Karen
— Floyd (@dafloydsta) August 17, 2016
8. Supply and demand, Karen
Ppl will really b like “omg I cant believe you have to work on thanksgiving, you should be home with you family!” While I’m scanning their sh^t like??? You’re the f*cking reason Karen. Go home
— Dev2 (@GiveDevCred) November 18, 2018
7. I was told there would be yarn
[shoving glitter glue and felt pens back into my bag, visibly upset] ok look all I'm saying is maybe you guys shouldn't have called it a 'craft brewery' because people are gonna get the wrong idea and lemme tell you Karen this has been a big let down
— sloane (sipihkopiyesis) (@cottoncandaddy) December 13, 2017
6. You’re losing kitchen privileges
good morning everyone. except you karen, you microwaved fish in the office again and you can f*ck yourself
— Ben Franklins (@AndThenBenSaid) February 28, 2018
5. More at 11
WIFE: He won't stop pretending he's on the news.
THERAPIST: Any truth to that?
ME: *shuffling papers* This just in, Karen is a godd*mn liar.
— Floyd (@dafloydsta) August 2, 2016
4. I’d like to bark at your manager
“Do you live in the area? This park is for pups and doggies who are in this neighborhood. Let me see your collar. Your address should be on it. It’s just we’ve had some bone theft lately so we have to be more vigilant.” https://t.co/B0YR6XmpTh
— Harriet Tubman has left the chat (@Steph_I_Will) March 30, 2019
3. A natural disaster
Why do they give hurricanes nice names?! They cause chaos, destroy, and kill.
They should be named Darth Vader, Gollum, Hannibal Lector, Lex Luther, Loki, Voldemort, Donald, or Karen – sh^t like that ffs.
— Muɳkii Madness (@MunkMania) September 11, 2018
2. Thing cost money!?
Just witness a 5 minute argument at 7-11 because a woman didn’t know the metal slurpee straws cost 1.99 and refused to pay for it.
— Marcel (@BasicallyIDoWrk) April 1, 2019
1. Such a Leo thing to say
hate when ppl use their zodiac to justify sh^tty behavior like "sry i can't help it i'm a scorpio". no karen you're just a bitch.
— Kristin (@KShoobs) August 25, 2017
If you don’t want to be seen as a Karen, the first step is probably not taking Karen jokes too seriously.
Which one is your favorite?
Tell us in the comments.