WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — One man is taking advantage of an interesting trend this year by charging up to $180 for what he's calling "Karen" masks, just in time for Halloween.
The term "Karen" has become synonymous in recent years for an over-entitled person, seen as using that air of superiority to monitor others while out in public. Sometimes incidents are seen as having racist overtones, or being blatantly racist while involving law enforcement in seemingly mundane or benign matters to exaggerate situations as a show of force.
Los Angeles-based artist Jason Adcock is selling some frightening latex masks with clearly exaggerated features on his Etsy account and promoting them on his social media.
In one Instagram post Adcock writes, "2020 is the year of the KAREN! Scare all ur friends with ur big hair and narrow mind."
Adcock says he works in retail and has encountered many people he describes as a "Karen," saying that the retail environment is their "natural habitat," he joked.