Karen’s gonna Karen.
In a now-viral video on Facebook, a Detroit, Mi. woman went enabled ‘Karen’ mode, preventing a black woman from leaving the parking lot of a supermarket by standing in the way of her vehicle with a baby stroller – with the child sitting in it.
According to Fox 2 Detroit, 43-year-old Shaneeka Montgomery-Strickland had finished shopping with her children at the Kroger supermarket in suburban Detroit this past Saturday when an agitated woman stood behind her car. Montgomery-Strickland said the woman was angered by a previous interaction inside the grocery store when one of her kids had stepped on a shelf to grab a bottle of Gatorade.
In a video streamed on Facebook Live, Montgomery-Strickland can be heard saying: “She said, ‘Oh my God, they went up to get Gatorade and I’m trying to shop here.’ It was irateness.
“I told her, ‘Please don’t yell at them,’ and then she started yelling at me. And I said, ‘You don’t have to yell at me, they got the Gatorade.’”
The shopper noted if one is short and there are no supermarket employees in the aisle to help you, “you have to do what you have to do and you move on.”
But that reportedly didn’t sit well with the unidentified supermarket ‘Karen’.
With the irate woman in plane view of the camera in the parking lot, Montgomery-Strickland narrated what played out, stating, “She still went to her car, came back with the baby in the cart, called me the B-word, then she stood behind my car because I started videotaping after that.”
Montgomery-Strickland said she asked the stroller-pushing woman to move, who replied, “No, I’m not going anywhere.”
The Karen tells Montgomery-Strickland she wants the video deleted.
The close to two-minute video ends with a Kroger employee and two police officers trying to calm the immature dispute, telling the stroller-pushing woman to leave the scene.
“I’ve gotten a lot of responses. People are very angry and upset about it because they say it makes no sense. What is wrong with people?” Montgomery-Strickland concluded.