Acting like an entitled, spoiled brat won’t win you any favors and won’t make you any new friends. In fact, you’re bound to lose a few if you don’t tone it down and continue making other people’s lives a living hell.

To you and I, these people are simply huge jerks who are best left ignored. But to the internet, they’re known as ‘Karens,’ no matter their actual gender or real name. Shaming ignorant Karens has become so huge, it’s even spawned its own subreddit, the ‘Eff You Karen’ community that shows everyone how not to act if you want to be a good person.

In the mood for some more examples of unearned entitlement and outrage? Once you’re done upvoting the pics that made your jaw drop in this list, check out Bored Panda’s previous article about the ‘Eff You Karen’ community right over here.

#1

Just Do It

Just Do It

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Sarah
Community Member
4 months ago

I love this one. It's like telling them that everyone who drinks H2O is going to die and suddenly they want it banned.

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#2

Karen Time

Karen Time

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
4 months ago

*ROUND OF APPLAUSE*

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#3

Karen Alley Is Out Of Her Mind

Karen Alley Is Out Of Her Mind

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Sarah
Community Member
4 months ago

Ssssssizzle!

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The ‘Eff You Karen’ subreddit, founded in late 2017, is now homing in on the 1.2-million-member mark. Some of the subreddit’s rules include avoiding political topics, avoiding witch hunts, and censoring social media identities in order to protect the people being poked fun at.

They might be in the wrong and be way too entitled, but there are very few people who actually deserve being spammed by a bunch of angry internet users. Everyone makes mistakes and we need to leave enough room for people to grow and become better. Though, of course, that’s not an excuse for acting like a horrible, entitled person in the first place.

#4

A Celebrity Karen

A Celebrity Karen

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Indra Servo
Community Member
4 months ago

old men forget he's not a slave owner anymore

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#5

Anti Vaccine Karen

Anti Vaccine Karen

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WildHoneyPie
Community Member
4 months ago

Ooh, maybe a plexiglass box!

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#6

Damn It Karen

Damn It Karen

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Emilycookie
Community Member
4 months ago

absolute idiot

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In a previous interview, I spoke about Karen memes and the context surrounding them with Matt Schimkowitz, Know Your Meme’s Senior Editor. According to him, there’s lots of potential for the meme to be insensitive and even offensive to women, so care must be taken when using this type of humor. He put it very plainly that we should all meme with caution, whatever the meme might be.

#7

The Logic This Karen Has Is Very Small

The Logic This Karen Has Is Very Small

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WildHoneyPie
Community Member
4 months ago

Hey, I know! Let's all inject disinfectant instead!

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#8

This Karen Is Being Racist Against A Dog

This Karen Is Being Racist Against A Dog

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Emilycookie
Community Member
4 months ago

she literally can't see the dogs color!!!!

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#9

Uno Reverse

Uno Reverse

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
4 months ago

Not a Karen. Just smart.

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“As [the meme] grows from a parody of a common social experience of someone demanding to speak to a manager to a statement about white privilege, the stakes over the meaning of the meme grow as well,” Matt told Bored Panda.

#10

The Og Karenavirus

The Og Karenavirus

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Chris
Community Member
4 months ago

Get in your box, Karen.

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#11

Karen Didn’t Do Her Research

Karen Didn’t Do Her Research

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
4 months ago

Seems like Bozo needs to reevaluate his life choices and the validity of his presence on this earth.

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#12

Ran Into The Most Entitled Male Karen At The USPS Today

Ran Into The Most Entitled Male Karen At The USPS Today

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Sarah
Community Member
4 months ago

That dude gets his just desserts every day by just having to live with himself.

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“I think that users of the meme should be cognizant that what they're meme-ing might not be their intent anymore. It's very possible that the meme could grow even farther to exhibit misogynistic tendencies, which are somewhat already present,” Matt warned those who use Karen memes to be aware of the context.

#13

I’d Like To Speak To The Manager Of Mocha Coffee Please

I’d Like To Speak To The Manager Of Mocha Coffee Please

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Aurelia!
Community Member
4 months ago

her loss, your gain

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#14

Karen Decides That Children’s Fun Isn’t Enough Of A Reason To Have A Tree House

Karen Decides That Children’s Fun Isn’t Enough Of A Reason To Have A Tree House

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Marianne
Community Member
4 months ago

This is very sad.

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#15

Takes Being A Karen To A New Level

Takes Being A Karen To A New Level

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Coleonema
Community Member
4 months ago

How exactly does she think people are supposed to handle this?

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At the core of using memes for humor lies intent. Know Your Meme’s Senior Editor Matt pointed out that the Karen meme, something that’s used and enjoyed by many people, could eventually become connected to something that many would find offensive if people with sexist beliefs started using the term as a “catchall for all women.”

#16

Definitely Must Be A Karen

Definitely Must Be A Karen

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
4 months ago

If something made you ill why go there again at all let alone order the same item?

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#17

"Taking A Picture Of Me???" - Woman Changing Her Baby's Dirty Diaper On Top Of An Old Navy Clothing Display

"Taking A Picture Of Me???" - Woman Changing Her Baby's Dirty Diaper On Top Of An Old Navy Clothing Display

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
4 months ago

That is just gross.

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#18

Karen Doesn't Like The Way You Had Your Baby

Karen Doesn't Like The Way You Had Your Baby

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Aurelia!
Community Member
4 months ago

My mom had a c-section...definitely an ordeal, definitely delivery, and often people (like my mom) have it because they have previously had a miscarriage and the doctor says it's unsafe to attempt vaginal birth again.

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Though we can’t expect memes to be completely neutral. “Meme-ing can be nihilistic artform and rewards really ugly behavior in some cases. Sometimes, what starts as a fairly inoffensive meme can grow into something really hateful, like Pepe the Frog. I could see that happening to Karen—though, I'm not really sold one way or the other on the debate."

#19

Friend Told Me To Post This Here After She Found It - Male Karens?

Friend Told Me To Post This Here After She Found It - Male Karens?

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Coleonema
Community Member
4 months ago

Then kick the dads out!

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#20

I Karen't Even

I Karen't Even

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Terilee Bruyere
Community Member
4 months ago

But...the US doesn't have an official language.

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#21

Pulled The Ole Switcheroo

Pulled The Ole Switcheroo

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Kristal
Community Member
4 months ago

This angers me beyond eloquent vocabulary

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According to Matt, it’s hard to find the exact origin of the Karen meme. However, he personally believes that the most convincing origin story is a bit from Dane Cook's 2005 comedy special , "The Friend That Nobody Likes" where Karen is given this title. "This is one of the earliest examples that we have to using a specific name to stand in for a whole type of person, and it's a comedic trope that we've seen dozens of times over the last 15 years," Matt explained the possible origins of the meme to Bored Panda.

#22

Karen Gatekeeping Motherhood

Karen Gatekeeping Motherhood

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ZombieGirl
Community Member
4 months ago

...wow

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#23

Poor Starbucks Employee...

Poor Starbucks Employee...

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Friday
Community Member
4 months ago

Good job Lenen!

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#24

Now This Is New Type Of Karen

Now This Is New Type Of Karen

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Antz Online
Community Member
4 months ago

That guy is better off...

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#25

Why Tho?

Why Tho?

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Community Member
4 months ago

Yes because my brother was totally demonically possessed when he was suffering from schizophrenia ;)

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#26

Enjoy This One. Dumbest One Yet

Enjoy This One. Dumbest One Yet

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Jihan Kim
Community Member
4 months ago

lol

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#27

No “Bear” Gig For Karen’s Son

No “Bear” Gig For Karen’s Son

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Chris
Community Member
4 months ago

A ring bear would f*****g cool. No need to worry about the 'rona killing mum, just be careful of the bear.

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#28

Such A Karen Thing To Do

Such A Karen Thing To Do

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
4 months ago

Ivan the Terrible killed another 10,000 peasants to stop calling him Ivan the Terrible.

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#29

New Definition Of “Communism” Just Dropped

New Definition Of “Communism” Just Dropped

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Adam C
Community Member
4 months ago

Senator??

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#30

Military Spouse Counts As Service Now

Military Spouse Counts As Service Now

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Coleonema
Community Member
4 months ago

Where does this mindset come from? Their just married to someone in the military, why do they think their now entitled?

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#31

Found One In The Wild!

Found One In The Wild!

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Coleonema
Community Member
4 months ago

I'd love to see this Karens "science"

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#32

Brace Yourselves

Brace Yourselves

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Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
4 months ago

Ya we mess with the ice after it comes directly from the ice machine, but we don’t mess with the water after it comes out of the tap

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#33

Karen Wants To Know Where She Can Complain About The Hospital Helicopter Used In Emergency Situations Because It Interrupts Her Sleep

Karen Wants To Know Where She Can Complain About The Hospital Helicopter Used In Emergency Situations Because It Interrupts Her Sleep

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
4 months ago

How dare people be injured!

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#34

Good To Know, Karen

Good To Know, Karen

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Coleonema
Community Member
4 months ago

I was forced to do P.E in a mask, if a class full of 15 year olds can wear a mask doing sports then you can wear a mask to the supermarket Karen

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#35

How Dare You Have Dandelions

How Dare You Have Dandelions

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Something
Community Member
4 months ago

Why does this person think weeds can't be flowers?

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