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An artist is selling “Karen” Halloween masks for $180 online in a nod to the viral meme that has come to represent problematic white women.
The “Karen” meme especially took hold this year as middle-aged white women began going viral for asserting their sense of entitlement in actions that some perceive as racist.
Los Angeles-based artist Jason Adcock created two versions of the “Karen” mask: one with an angry expression and another covered in warts that is dubbed KAREN-19, likely in reference to those who downplay COVID-19.
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Halloween is just around the corner and, as expected, costumes highlighting the most prominent moments of 2020 are sprouting up — including “Karen” masks.
“Karen” has become an umbrella term to describe middle-aged white women who assert their sense of entitlement when they commit actions that some perceive as racist, as Insider’s Rachel Greenspan reported. “Karens” that have been in the news recently include Amy Cooper, who called the police on a Black man in New York in May, as well as a San Francisco woman who called the cops on her neighbor, who was writing “Black Lives Matter” in chalk on his own property.The “Karen” Halloween masks …
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