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Vindication: The Internet Put These Brutal Karens In Their Places

Darren November 16, 2023

There are few things more terrifying than the wrath of the dreaded ‘Karens’. We can spot them a mile away with their dubious haircuts, oversized sunglasses, and the massive chips on their shoulders. However, it’s never easy for the poor service workers who struggle to deal with their impossible, unreasonable demands.

So today we’ll look at some of the most outrageous ‘Karen’ situations on the Internet. These real people shared their shocking stories of encounters with wild Karens in the open. We should include a trigger warning because there are some traumatic details in these tales. Be forewarned as you read on to

Peach Tree Poison

One Redditor explained how a particular part of Georgia is a ‘Karen’ hotbed. The Internet user was at a golf club with friends when they had a brush with one of these psychotic wild creatures. Luckily, they defused the situation because a person of authority showed up and helped them.


This story proves that Karens are bullies who try to take advantage of vulnerable people. They’re also shameless social climbers who will grovel to authority if they think it helps them. We shudder to think what would have happened to them if the lawyer didn’t appear.

Restroom Rage

All Karens are mean, but they’re not necessarily all intelligent. It’s common for them to build themselves into a berserker rage that nullifies all of their capacity for logic. This Internet user worked in a store when they had a nightmarish brush with a wild Karen.


This encounter shows that one of the best ways to defend against Karens is to confuse them. That’s exactly what happened in this scenario because she didn’t know what to do. This gave the employee a chance to regroup and defuse the situation (via Reddit).

Racist Karen

This Redditor had a hilarious but shocking story that entertained the Internet. Most people don’t question who is going to install their new appliances or flooring. They accept that this requires special skills and appreciate the hard work. But Karens aren’t most people.


This is a shocking story because Karen was a racist. It’s horrible that there are people with prejudices like this in the world today. The Internet didn’t respond kindly because it was horrible for her. They tore the Karen to shreds and praised the staff for keeping calm.

Movie Theater Madness

Another Internet user explained their horrific movie theater experience. They were working there and trying to make an honest living when their worst nightmare appeared. One of the most entitled Karens ever materialized and began making their life difficult.


Incredibly, she thought that this was an acceptable way to behave. The shamelessness of it is beyond belief because most normal people wouldn’t dream of acting in this way. But Karens are a special breed of humans and they’ve no qualms about their antics.

False Advertising

Everybody knows fast food rarely looks like the photo. However, one Karen refused to accept this and verbally abused a poor server because of some false marketing. Remember, that it had nothing to do with him and he acknowledged that she had a point.


It says a lot that another random woman involved herself because the Karen was so loud. Happily, the restaurant stood firm and Karen didn’t break them. They should indeed use a different image so that there’s no confusion but she had a massive overreaction nevertheless (via Reddit).

More Carrots!

This Karen victim experienced the full brunt of their force. They were working at a juice bar on a normal day before a crazy customer appeared. Needless to say, the woman didn’t have much respect for the employees earning minimum wage and treated them badly.


In the manager’s defense, it’s a tricky situation because Karens can damage businesses. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising but it can also be problematic if someone complains. Maybe they did the right thing even if the customer was an obnoxious person.

Half Cupcake

Sometimes it’s impossible to understand the logic that is going through people’s minds. This Internet user told the story about their encounter with one of the weirdest Karens ever. Please read the following account because it’s one of the strangest descriptions ever.


We don’t know what planet this woman came from because she can’t be from our world. It’s highly unlikely that any bakery will allow a randomer to buy half slices of cupcakes because they want to try both flavors. That’s not how the world works but Karens don’t accept this (via Reddit).

The Male Karen

When we think of Karens we usually pick middle-aged women with that haircut. However, sometimes an ultra-rare male Karen also materializes. Nobody will be trying to conserve this endangered species though because they’re also a nightmare to deal with.


This is an obnoxious story and shows how disrespectful people can be. Taking advantage of honest tradespeople is a cruel thing to do and ultimately reflects badly on them. Fortunately, the worker recovered but not everybody is as lucky as them. Let’s hope Karma caught up with this Karen (via Reddit).

Stake Mistake

Karens always want their mistakes to be someone else’s fault. They’ll push their luck and try to bully another person into taking the fall for their error. It’s completely unreasonable but it’s difficult for workers to do something about it without evidence. Luckily this Internet user had a good response.


Their fellow netizens loved how they brutally destroyed Karen. The only thing better would be if they drove the stake through her heart and vanquished her forever. Her audacity is remarkable because this was completely her mistake but she didn’t care (via Reddit).

The Worst Person

This is one of the worst stories on this list because it’s so sneaky and deceitful. One amoral Etsy seller decided to take advantage of another while bad-mouthing her in public. Read the story because it’s one of the most ridiculous things ever. It’s completely shameless.


Hopefully, karma catches up with this karma because this is so disrespectful. Maybe Etsy can do something to change her rating because this isn’t fair. People shouldn’t abuse the system but Karens don’t care about anyone else. They’re selfish and abusive human beings (via Reddit).

No Responsibility

Here’s another example of what happens when Karen fails to take responsibility for her mistakes. This poor Internet user explained how they suffered a traumatic experience when they encountered a feral Karen at McDonald’s. Fast food chains are like magnets for these vile creatures.


This was completely her mistake but she still tried to blame the teenager. We must applaud the worker for refusing to break because that’s not always easy when dealing with a screaming Karen. Also, it’s lucky that they never saw this person again (via Reddit).

Mommy Karen

Most of the Karens we’ve encountered so far are in department stores and fast-food restaurants. But they also appear in other public spaces as this person discovered. She took her young daughter to the park where she met Karen and her spawn.


One of the worst things that anybody can do is tell another adult how to parent their child. Nobody wants to hear this but she didn’t care and went there. The reasonable person did the right thing and didn’t bow down. Hopefully, they never saw that Karen again (via Reddit).

Nosebleed Rage

Karens don’t care if ordinary people have medical emergencies. The most important thing is that they get what they need when they want it. Here is a fine example of how they respond when they suffer the mildest inconvenience. The reality is that there was no way for this poor store worker to win.


It’s impossible to hold in a nosebleed so imagine how Karen would have reacted if she bled in front of her. This is such a ridiculous scenario and the perpetrator had nothing to gain from it. The only explanation is that she was enjoying being a bully (via Reddit).

President of the World

Everybody has mistakenly said the wrong thing when they’re emotional but that doesn’t make it not funny. Check out the following story about how Karen tried to return used pills to a store. She pulled out all of the classics including no receipt and blatantly soiled items.


The only positive that we can take from this is that she returned and apologized. Even if she felt shame most people wouldn’t have done that. Maybe she was having a bad day and took it out on the staff. That doesn’t justify her actions but we respect the apology (via Reddit).

My Living Room

This Redditor has a Karen in the family and there’s nothing that she can do about it. Usually, people learn how to deal with their problematic family members but sometimes they find themselves in weird situations. Drama arises out of nothing like in the scenario below.


Karen behaved like a child with a soccer ball. She refused to allow anybody else to play with it unless she could use it too. It is such a petty story but that sums up these wretched human beings. There was nothing for her to gain from acting this way but she didn’t care.

You Monster

The Internet thought that this Karen story was so dumb. It’s short but sweet as we can see below. In sum, Karen didn’t like one employee because they were doing their job properly. Remember, they deserve instant attention regardless of what else is going on around them.


The scathing responses show that most people don’t condone this shameless behavior. Don’t act like Karens in real life because nobody respects them. We feel sorry for the nice Karens in this world who must be contemplating a name change because it’s a rough label (via Reddit).

Cash Only!

Another Internet user had an insane story about their Karen experience. They worked in a store and were in the process of closing down for the night. Everybody knows that there’s nothing worse than coming in as a shop is closing. It’s okay if someone is grabbing one item but not doing their full groceries.


This entitled person didn’t care that she was inconveniencing the store workers. She refused to accept that they couldn’t access the safe even though it was completely out of their power. The best part is that her name is Karen because she’s living up to it.

Pregnant Karen

Logic doesn’t apply to Karens because they don’t have any. Check out the story below because it’s one of the most eye-rolling situations ever. This Redditor explained how they were on a packed train when they had a confrontation with a pregnant Karen.


First, let’s be clear – someone should have given Karen a seat. That’s entirely true and it’s shameful that nobody allowed a pregnant woman to sit down. But she picked on the wrong person because they had no power to help her in this situation (via Reddit).

The Weight of the World

Karens almost always have unreasonable demands. It’s a trademark of the species but the following account takes this to the next level. Most store workers will help people carry items to their vehicles if they need them. Maybe they have a heavy appliance that’s difficult for one person to move.


But as we can see above that’s not the case in this situation. Imagine asking a store worker to carry a single greeting card to their car. It’s so ridiculous but nothing is impossible in the shameless world of Karens. We believe that this happened because that’s what they do (via Reddit).

I’m Disappointed

Sometimes it’s easier to give Karens what they want because otherwise there will be an embarrassing confrontation. Most regular workers don’t earn enough money to get in a heated confrontation with these wicked people. That’s the case in the story below.


We’re sure that the barista would have loved to throw the coffee in her face but they showed admirable restraint. If they wanted to prove their innocence they could probably have shown CCTV but it’s too much effort. The audacity of Karen is something to behold (via Reddit).

Blonde Roots

The only thing worse than a Karen is a Karen who blatantly lies. This Redditor had a ridiculous story about a crazy woman who tried to create trouble for a restaurant’s workers. She put her hair in her meal and pretended that it was a staff member’s. But there was one major flaw with her devious scheme.


Most Karens lack self-awareness and don’t care what other people think as long as they get what they want. This is a classic example because her companions’ awkwardness didn’t faze her. Some people willingly throw away their dignity for a free dessert.

Branded Part

Karens automatically expect the world to give them what they want. It doesn’t matter if they receive the most reasonable explanation in the world because they won’t accept it. In this case, a Home Depot worker explained that they had a universal part but not the branded version they wanted.


It’s hilarious that they used Wal-Mart – a different store – to justify their rage. Why didn’t they go to Wal-Mart and buy it then? It’s so bizarre but this is Karen logic at its finest. In the end, the store worker watched helplessly as the angry Karen stormed out (via Reddit).

Caramel Dip

The words ‘limited edition’ don’t mean anything to Karens. If they like or want something they expect an unlimited supply when they demand it. One McDonald’s worker discovered this the hard way when Karen requested caramel dip for her child’s chicken nuggets.


Finally, the manager solved the problem but it was so ridiculous. The hilarious part is that Karen thought that she won this situation. Let’s hope that the restaurant overcharged them for those pumps and punished her rudeness. This is shocking behavior and nobody can condone it (via Reddit).

Flying Priority

Airport etiquette is a strange thing because people act in weird ways. They’ll queue for half an hour even if they know that they have a pre-booked seat. Meanwhile, passengers act passive-aggressively over seat rests and going to the restroom. But one Karen took it to another level.


There was no reason for her to bully another person who was in the same situation. If she had priority boarding she would have had the opportunity to use it so this was complete garbage. But that’s very typical of Karens who would lie to St. Peter at the pearly gates (via Reddit).

The Haircut

The Karen haircut is such a cliche but it’s also very accurate. Many of them continue to unironically style their hair in this way. It’s a sign to move out of their way like the spikes on a lionfish. Unfortunately, sometimes they’re unavoidable and they take advantage of other people.


Here they audaciously cut the line and forced other people to wait. Most folks don’t want to kick up a fuss and cause a public incident because they have too much dignity. But Karens throw dignity out of the door with their garbage. Sadly, that’s what happened here (via Reddit).

You’re Useless

Here’s another example of an innocent bystander suffering Karen’s wrath. There’s nothing worse than being in the wrong place at the wrong time when Karen is on the rampage. This person was in a store doing some shopping when they had a near-brush with carnage.


They escaped lightly but it’s still laughable that someone treated them this way. It made no sense and was so rude but Karen didn’t care because she’s a selfish human being. We think she’s human anyway but it wouldn’t surprise us to learn that she’s an alien in disguise (via Reddit).

Not Enough Holes

Some people will do anything for their children. But it becomes problematic when they start requesting unreasonable demands in public. One owner experienced this firsthand when Karen brought her daughter to his restaurant. Check it below because it’s laughable.


Imagine the incredulous look on his face when she asked him to do this. He must have assumed that she was joking at first but then he would have realized that she was serious. The man obliged because the customer is always right, even if they’re psychopaths (via Reddit).

Yeah, You Are!

Here’s another example of a male Karen in action. They requested a very early check-in and the hotel duly obliged. This isn’t always possible but they gave him a room without an issue. However, he had a garbage attitude and treated the workers horribly.


The story is embarrassing because it shows how some people take hospitality staff for granted. There’s no reason to treat another human being this way. He got what he wanted and if he had to wait for a few extra minutes it’s not a big deal. But he didn’t accept that (via Reddit).

Calm Fury

This proud Netizen described how they dealt with a vindictive Karen. The Internet enjoyed how they stayed calm and destroyed the malicious woman. They almost had a serious collision because of the other person’s dangerous driving but the Karen didn’t care.


They did the right thing because it’s risky to directly confront a Karen. However, the truck driver refused to allow her to escape without justice and successfully got her vehicle’s information. This could have been much worse but the Karen didn’t care and paid the price (via Reddit).