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BREAKING: Matt Walsh Calls on White Conservatives to Reclaim 'Karen' Like Black Folks Reclaimed 'N*gga'
Karens gotta come together.
Nashville, Tennessee – Just weeks after the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh complained about white folks not being able to use the n-word, he made waves by identifying another societal ill: Referring to entitled white women as “Karen.”
“Karen” is a racial slur. If I derisively referred to random black women I find annoying as “Shaniqua” or whatever everyone would consider it racist. The Karen slur is used to dismiss and degrade white women. That’s the whole point.
But now, Walsh and other conservative influencers have concocted an ingenious idea to counteract the stigma of the label and reverse years of oppression.
In a stunning display of linguistic genius, conservatives on social media now discovered the perfect parallel between the term "Karen" and the n-word. They seek to repurpose the term “Karen” much in the same way black Americans have reimagined the word “n*gga” as a term of endearment.
“If the blacks can take back the n-word and prevent us white people from saying it, why can’t we do the same with Karen?” Walsh asked on a recent podcast episode. “I think this just might catch on.”
Other conservative influencers and activists told The Smattering that ever since the alleged slur became popular around 2016, white Americans have been viciously oppressed by people using the word to apply to entitled white women.
“It’s just so dehumanizing,” said Rick Donovan, a Republican activist in Nashville. “We have come too far in this country to have everyone thinking all white people are entitled women asking for a manager.”
He added: “Even white people are using this racial slur to oppress other white people. This internalized anti-white racism is going to be the death of us all!”
While some might argue that the n-word holds a deep historical and cultural significance, stemming from centuries of racial oppression, some conservatives argue that calling someone a "Karen" is pretty much the same thing.
“I understand the n-word has been used to demean and dehumanize black people for centuries,” said Hannah Partridge, who runs a nonprofit called Stop Anti-White Hatred. “But now we are the ones being oppressed. Sometimes I feel like the white version of Kunta Kinte when I log in to Twitter.”
Right-leaning influencers have encouraged their white followers to start using the supposed slur as a term of endearment with other white folks.
“Whenever I see another white person at Whole Foods, I’ve been saying ‘what’s up my Karen?’” said Gunther Fox, a conservative YouTuber. “When I see other white people acting crazy, I say ‘Karens is wildin’”
He added: “Last week I was playing golf with my friends and after I won the round, I told them: ‘you Karens ain’t sh*t.’”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who recently argued that calling someone a white supremacist is akin to using the n-word, is said to approve of the effort. An aide speaking on condition of anonymity told The Smattering that Greene told an audience of young Republicans that every time she hears someone use the supposed slur, “she has nightmares of being forced to pick cotton in a field for no pay.”
When asked if this whole thing was going a bit overboard, the aide responded, “Karen, please.”
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