Life can be tough if you’re named Karen—the internet now associates this name with some women who are entitled and want to speak to everyone’s managers. Keep in mind that the term 'Karen' isn't meant to insult all women; it's used to poke fun at super-entitled problematic people. The Karen meme is the female equivalent of the Kyle meme and you can check out our post about the times that the internet destroyed fragile masculinity right here. Now, we know that most women named Karen out there are probably awesome people in real life, but the name has become a part of internet and meme culture.

The ‘Eff You Karen’ subreddit is one of the places that is dedicated to “the hatred of Karen” as they put it. We’re not fans of hating other people, you can’t deny that this online community makes some hilarious Karen content. We’ve collected some of the best Karen memes, so scroll down, upvote your faves, and check out the ‘Eff You Karen’ subreddit when you have the chance.

Bored Panda reached out to Matt Schimkowitz, Know Your Meme's Senior Editor, and spoke with him about Karen memes, and how some people find them offensive and insensitive to women. "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. So 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." Scroll down for the rest of our interview with Matt.

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1 month ago

I want to upvote this waaaay more than once

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Xavier Wescott
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I'd buy coffee from there!

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1 month ago

Well, time to talk to the manager.

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Some people have even stated that Karen memes allegedly promote so-called 'incel culture.' However, Know Your Meme's Senior Editor Matt doesn't believe that this is the case. "I don't think statements about white privilege necessarily align with most of that philosophy. I could see those with sexist beliefs using Karen as a catchall for all women, which is where things get really ugly and suddenly 'Karen,' a meme we all enjoyed and used with abandon is connected to something many would find offensive," he said.

Matt pointed out that most meme humor has a certain level of maliciousness to it. It's an inbuilt 'feature' of memes, in other words. "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."

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Ben Smith
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1 month ago

This is an old one, but I love it every time

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Ben Smith
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1 month ago

There’s no finer feeling!

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DANIELLE
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1 month ago

This one is great.

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He continued: "Personally, because I'm kind of iffy on the intent of the meme and where it's going, I probably wouldn't call someone a Karen or use the Karen meme, judging the trajectory of its meaning. The meme's meaning will change depending on who is meme-ing it and what their intent is, and that could alter how we all view Karen. As I tell most people, you should always meme with caution. These images, nicknames and jokes frequently have unknown origins and could be connected to some really hateful areas of the internet."

Matt said that it's been hard to pin down the exact origin of the Karen meme. However, he personally thinks that the most convincing origin story is Dane Cook's 2005 comedy special bit "The Friend That Nobody Likes" which names Karen as the friend no one likes. "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 stated his position.

“Every group has a Karen and she is always a bag of douche," Cook said during his stand-up routine. “And when she's not around, you just look at each other and say, 'God, Karen, she's such a douchebag!'”

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Tina Hugh
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1 month ago

I’ve given myself insulin shots in public and have never had anyone say anything. My stereotype of white women is that they wouldn’t notice and if they did, their first impulse would be to, if anything, help and comfort me.

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Rose the Cook
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1 month ago

Learn to count before you complain.

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Ben Smith
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1 month ago

That’s some horrible grammar.

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One alternative theory is that it all started with the hit 2004 movie Mean Girls (I still rewatch it every year) which had the ditzy and insensitive character, Karen Smith. This sparked the ‘Oh My God, Karen, You Can’t Just Ask Someone Why They're White’ meme and things snowballed from there.

Another theory about the so-called rise of Karen states that things got started with the character Karen from 1989’s Goodfellas.

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Freya the Wanderer
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1 month ago

1st place in the costume contest!

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I zzi
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1 month ago

Best Karen ever...seems like she can educate the herds

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Hans
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1 month ago

The problem is not considering equations as a foreign language. The problem is considering a foreign language to be something bad.

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ZombieGirl
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1 month ago

Yes, very true! One restaurant I worked at...the managers would schedule you on Sunday as a punishment, lol. Like if you were late too many times, they wouldn't fire you, they would schedule you double shifts on Sundays for like a month or so. Sunday crowds are the worst

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Hans
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1 month ago

That chart is handy!

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MsM
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1 month ago (edited)

My boss did something similar to this. It made me lose the ounce of respect I had left for her...

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I zzi
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1 month ago

Oh how the every person in the world wishes they were a oppressed, marginalised group....do they think it's cool?

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Freya the Wanderer
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1 month ago

You have to judge each dog individually. However, there may be good reasons for dog weight limits. Just another reason to have cats instead.

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1 month ago

I can't even...

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Freya the Wanderer
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1 month ago

A lot of "pro-lifers" are consummate hypocrites. They mightily protect embryos and fetuses, but don't give a rat's butt about children who have been born.

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1 month ago

karens find every way possible to be mean to others and make a big deal out of their small mistakes but dont care when they or their kids do some thing ten times as bad

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Ami Temi
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1 month ago

OMG! I feel like desinfecting the whole house with bleach after reading so much hatred. I can't even find the right words to describe how this makes me feel. I really hope Karma will teach her a lesson!

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1 month ago (edited)

I’m so tired of hearing, “You just need to stop buying avocado toast and lattes, and then you can afford a house.”

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MsM
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1 month ago

This made me lose it!

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1 month ago

Would that manager be Satan then? :D

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Michelle Muirhead
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1 month ago

Crawling on their nipples to church only to turn into absolute hypocrites!

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Ami Temi
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1 month ago

Good reaction! The nerve this talentless, useless idiot has! That whole family is just too much...

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Iapetos
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1 month ago

They are doing nothing offensive here.

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Hans
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1 month ago

Slave to whom?

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MsM
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1 month ago

That face! I can't stop laughing!

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Ben Smith
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1 month ago

That looks like an ostrich snake hybrid

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Stille20
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1 month ago

I hate that people Christmas shop on Thanksgiving. People didn't use to shop on Thanksgiving because the stores weren't open.... but chain owners are greedy.

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1 month ago

It's a great cartoon. Would be so much better without the massive sexism (and no, I'm not talking about Karen here).

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depicus
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1 month ago

The irony was certainly lost on her but when our political elite do the same what can you say !!!

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1 month ago

Felicia would like Karen to sit down.

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1 month ago

Dang, that fetus is hardcore! XD

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Ben Smith
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1 month ago

You ever know people are stupid just by looking at them...?

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1 month ago

Wtf??

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Ben Smith
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1 month ago

This might be the dumbest thing I’ve ever read.

CrunChewy McSandybutt
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1 month ago

Even dumber than Twilight.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Sadly, xome unvaccinated individuals will be vegetables, not fruits

Rubee Tubesteak
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1 month ago

Boom.

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No you didn't
Community Member
1 month ago

Both terms "crotch goblins" and "womb fruits" make me throw up in my mouth a little.

Tabitha L
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1 month ago

Agreed. Both are awful in their own special way.

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JessG
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1 month ago

Welp, her "womb fruit" is gonna be pushing up some organic daisies, and the "crotch goblins" shall inherit the earth

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 month ago

Best response ever. Crotch goblins will inherit the earth.

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Freya the Wanderer
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1 month ago

Those vaccinated crotch goblins have a much better chance of growing up so they can be fruitful and multiply than the "organic" womb fruits.

Hugh Crawford
Community Member
1 month ago

Organic... So kind of odd shaped, maybe a strange bump or two and goes bad really fast.

MsM
Community Member
1 month ago

*Must restrain self from smashing that window*

Toast Of Saint Louis
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1 month ago

Just do it.

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Tracey Hirt
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1 month ago

Did you know that the measles erases immunity “memory”? That leaves the person vulnerable to all sorts of other diseases they previously had built up antibodies protecting them against.

Celia
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1 month ago

No I didn't. Interesting..

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😸Marik😺
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1 month ago

At least the goblins make sure that humanity is safe. Don't create more gnomes - it's really annoying to keep them out of my garden.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

"Crotch goblins"? And this person "loves" children? For what? BREAKFAST?!

ZoeIsHahaha
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4 weeks ago

For test subjects for her science experiment on “Do essential oils benefit the body or benefit even more?” She tests it out via torture devices.

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staygoldponyboy
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1 month ago

If she was vaccinated as a child, and I'm guessing she was because she's alive, then her "womb fruits" aren't organic... best get the manager.

Enea
Community Member
1 month ago

What a horrible way to objectify children.

Katinka Min
Community Member
1 month ago

She need to change 'womb fruits' into 'plague rats', then it's more accurate

Up All Night
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1 month ago

Most underrated comment in this section

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Kathy Baylis
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1 month ago

Well Karen, most “crotch goblins” are generally well-behaved, while it’s almost guaranteed that your “womb fruits” are rotten to the core.

ZoeIsHahaha
Community Member
4 weeks ago

My mind started playing the Descendants song even though I’ve never seen the movie

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Katie and Jared Coates
Community Member
1 month ago

I might go to jail. This is the type of thing that deserves to be scraped right off.

kennedy longworth
Community Member
1 month ago

Crotch goblins? Womb fruits?

TheDragonPSA
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1 month ago

She means her pox rats

Pranav
Community Member
1 month ago

You know what Karen, organic fruits get rotten faster

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
1 month ago

in this case the reply is that organics is the fastest to be spoiled

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 month ago

Isn't a crotch goblin a type of a parasitical STD?

MsM
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Yes, and fire crotch is an STD which is the result of a chemical reaction.

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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1 month ago

Ugggh the fermentation and rotten fruits must make you feel awful now?

Erin S
Community Member
1 month ago

On top of being stupid, this person is incredibly crass.

Animal lover❤
Community Member
1 month ago

Stop just stop

Emma Pham
Community Member
1 day ago

the crotch goblins will have a longer life than your womb fruits

Jolee zzstu Abramson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

where the f do you you buy one of theses? Karen United ?

Gypsy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Pure comedy

Patricia Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

and she puts this garbage on the back window if her car? How vile.

mithril
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1 month ago

I suddenly feel the urge to smash something.

ZoeIsHahaha
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4 weeks ago

How about the back window of that car

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Marcellus II
Community Member
1 month ago

I guess she was on about kids, but it reads like she's talking about her STDs. "I grew these sores myself, thank you very much!"

Talia
Community Member
1 month ago

And that is the mentality your will pass on to your previous " womb fruits". Lovely.

Shelley DuVal
Community Member
1 month ago

Organic fruits can also get fruit fly, especially if you don't look after them properly

Janet Chávez
Community Member
1 month ago

Lmfao this is the dumbest thing I have ever read. Seriously do they not see how ridiculous this is

Lisa Chambers
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1 month ago

The karen part? use of crotch goblins and organic? Am I right?

Caroline Driver
Community Member
1 month ago

BLEEAAAGHHH!

DebbyC
Community Member
1 month ago

Nope..

Aileen Cann
Community Member
1 month ago

Chicken pox is still the pox wether it's a goblin or so called fruit that has got it. Disease isn't prejudice

Irina Deneva-Slav
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, this is seriously poetic! :D

ROBERT NELSON
Community Member
1 month ago

same this is stupid

Pranav
Community Member
1 month ago

This is creepy and funny at the same time

Anna Bender
Community Member
1 month ago

That looks photoshopped

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
1 month ago

Vulgar.

Lauren Lee
Community Member
1 month ago

Unfortunately there’s no way to unread this

Pippa Runs
Community Member
1 month ago

That is insane.

elfin
Community Member
1 month ago

Gee, I am just so grateful for your permission. It means the world to me. Pluto.

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
1 month ago

Reading this......... my IQ just dropped 70 points.

Robyn Wilson
Community Member
1 month ago

LOL. What?

Anggi Santika
Community Member
1 month ago

Tell me it's just a joke..

Ilir Ajdini
Community Member
1 month ago

wtf

Theodor Šik
Community Member
1 month ago

Helicopter mother in the car.

SuavePotato
Community Member
1 month ago

and dead, probably and most likely

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 month ago

What?

Andraya Begley
Community Member
1 month ago

The person driving this vehicle must be a real ducking day of sunshine.

Indecisive
Community Member
1 month ago

I hate that so much 😂

CR Harvey
Community Member
1 month ago

I need a sledge hammer.

Community Member
1 month ago

your kids are organic and dead at four? ok karen

pebs
Community Member
1 month ago

It seems impossible! However, outside the US no one will ever read such a thing.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 month ago

Damn. I want to key her car.

sneakcollector
Community Member
1 month ago

No, they are dumbfucks like you... :)))

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
1 month ago

I only laugh because of "crotch goblins" and "womb fruit"

William McGivney
Community Member
1 month ago

I will never be able to un-see that.

DancingToMyself
Community Member
1 month ago

And she dared to stick it on the window?! Hmm

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 month ago

Nope. No gobblin' your crotch anytime soon...

J Rob
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't understand what this means? Anyone...

Chris Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

Crotch goblins and womb fruit = children. This fool is claiming that her womb fruit are organic as she hasn't vaccinated them. Total idiot.

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Marnie
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1 month ago

What does this have to do with Karen?

Lea Roydon
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1 month ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Kristin West
Community Member
1 month ago

Well... organic have a tendency to go bad more easily, so..

Bacony
Community Member
1 month ago

Organic fruits can have parasites and diseases, but GMOs can be immunised.

Bill
Community Member
1 month ago

Crotch goblins😄

Candice Ravel
Community Member
1 month ago

This thundercunt and her plague rats need to fuck the Hell off.

EA
Community Member
1 month ago

Crotch goblins might be my new favourite insult. Thanks Karen 👍🏻

Andrew P Jump
Community Member
1 month ago

"crotch goblins" what ever happened to "f*ck trophies"?

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1 month ago

cunt

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1 month ago

I hope she got stuck with it all....

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1 month ago

Heave, Puke, Barf

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