Updated as of 8/16/2023 at 7:00 a.m. ET
As we’ve seen, Karens are one of the most popular forms of entertainment on social media. They throw tantrums, they lie and they blow the most simple situations out of proportion because of their ignorance and entitlement.
However, these people don’t exist only in our local Starbucks. They are also in our government and PLENTY of them are running for president in 2024.
Take Sen. Tim Scott for instance, going on live television and with his entire chest, suggesting systemic racism is not a prevalent factor in American life and believing his “talent and grit” alone got him through to the life he has. Just weeks ago, Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed he believed there were benefits to Black people being enslaved, whipped and tortured - for the sake of saving white parents from feeling guilty about racism.
If these political officials weren’t wearing a suit, hidden away in their offices, they would have most likely been caught on TikTok making a ruckus in your neighborhood. Smirk as you may, but these Karens are dangerously divisive and gaining power by the day.