We’ve all heard horror stories about “Karens”, but there aren’t that many in Malaysia. However, this morning (27th October), Twitter user DFEfiercefun reported their misfortune of meeting one.
Now that MCO has been lifted, plenty of people are starting to visit the outdoors again. Of course, this includes shopping malls. While we are all excited, continuing to follow SOPs is a must. It’s regretful that this particular Karen doesn’t feel the same way.
According to their tweet, DFE was queuing to enter Dior in Suria KLCC when a wild Karen appeared. She was apparently about to enter the store when she was stopped. A quick glance at the video shows why; this lady was maskless and free.
In the video, one staff member can be seen trying to understand the situation. “When I walked in, he put his hands on me and pushed me away,” the lady was heard saying. The staff member denied it but she insisted that was what had happened.
A second video uploaded by DFE held a continuation of the story. The lady could be heard arguing with the staff if he had the right to stop her from entering. “You can’t stop me!” she exclaimed. “It’s a free country. You don’t own the shop!” She also requested her money back from the other staff member, presumably hoping to end the conflict and leave.
The Twitter user claimed the lady had said “those with masks are communists“. “Applying ‘white entitlement’ in Malaysia!” DFE scoffed. They also applauded the staff for handling the matter with a sweet: “Kudos to @Dior KLCC and @SuriaKLCCMall staff.” Additionally, DFE requested the woman be found and fined for her misconduct.
Many netizens were in agreement with one saying the RM10K fine was too little for this sort of Karen. “Karens (have) their own mindset which (is) absurd for the non-Karens,” another user quipped. One comment even pointed out how the lady resembled Dolores Umbridge from “Harry Potter”.
Several questioned how the lady got into the mall in the first place. “If (it was a) local guard definitely wouldn’t have let (them) in,” one comment read. “(Did) the security guards (not) notice or what? Don’t play the fool,” someone else said.
Even GSC felt compelled to leave a comment which had users laughing:
We hope such scenes do not become more common as the days go by. It’s one thing to be careless with your own health. It’s another when you involve the safety of others.
Hopefully this incident will make it known that Malaysians will not tolerate Karens, be it foreign or even one of our own.
Check out the videos here:
— DFE (@DFEfiercefun) October 27, 2021