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A Group Of Karens Went On 'This Morning' To Defend Their Name

A Group Of Karens Went On 'This Morning' To Defend Their Name

"She's such a Karen"...

It's the new insult doing the rounds thanks to a string of Twitter memes - used to describe the sort of person who would complain to the manager, make a fuss unnecessarily and generally act entitled.

But for one group of women who were born with the name, the new slur is far from desirable.

Appearing on ITV's This Morning, a group of women with the moniker were keen to put across their distain for the new nickname.

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And, we hate to say it, but it was the most Karen thing, ever.

Check out a clip below:

Speaking to Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes on the show, Karen Masters, Karen Trigg and Karen Serfass explained why they'd had enough.

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Karen Masters, who had even made a Change.org petition to stop the use of the snub, said: "I feel that we can't as Karens talk about how this is affecting us because we are told that we are entitled if we do this.

"This is not fair to have to put up with this. We are labelled as racist, entitled anti-maskers. We are just not that sort of person."

While it started as a jokey online insult, Karen said that the title had now been picked up as an insult to label racists and people who don't wear coronavirus masks.

"It's almost racist to describe you guys as racist, anybody called Karen," Eamonn bizarrely chipped in.

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One Karen even started a support group for other Karens (Credit: ITV)
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"Yeah absolutely" said Karen Masters, while Karen Tigg nodded in agreement.

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Gloucestershire based Karen Trigg then intervened and said she was even considering changing her name as a result of its negative connotations.

"I can take a joke but people are describing the name as someone who is racist...It's linked to so much bad stuff," she chipped in.

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"I just want to nip it in the bud and stop it affecting me on a deeper level."

Meanwhile, Karen Serfass, who even started a support group for Karens as a result of the new insult, said: "We don't want to take away from anyone's cause. We just don't know how using our name is helpful to their cause."

And while we feel their pain - really, we do - some of the comments on Twitter after the segment literally had us howling.

Karen said the meme took on a 'life of its own' (Credit: ITV)
Karen said the meme took on a 'life of its own' (Credit: ITV)
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"They wanna make Karen a racial slur. Such a Karen thing to do," wrote one viewer after they watched the segment.

Meanwhile, another joked: "'People say Karens are entitled, but we're not,' insists Karen, who started a petition and went on the TV to complain about people using the name Karen facetiously, in what is perhaps the most Karen thing any Karen has ever Karened."

A third quipped: "Karen making a complaint and campaigning for all the Karen's. You couldn't make it up..."

As a fourth agreed: "These Karens are literally being Karens." LOL.

It's safe to say that this feature rather backfired. We're sure they'll be complaining to ITV....

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: This Morning, TV News, TV Entertainment

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Joanna Freedman

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