California 'Karen' demands landscaper's immigration papers after he asks her to practice social distancing
RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA: A white woman in California dubbed as 'Karen' was seen harassing a landscaper who was mowing a lawn by demanding to see his immigration papers. The woman also arrogantly blew a kiss at him. A video captured of the incident was posted online on social media and shows Juan Andrade from Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, getting accosted by the woman. The video starts with 'Karen' blowing a kiss at Andrade who can be seen mowing the lawn at the Parkview Villas apartment complex. The Karen walks up to the man who asks her to move away as he's working and using gardening tools.
Andrade tells the woman, "Can you step away? You're too close to me right now." The woman responds to Andrade asking, "Can you show me your papers." He again tells the woman to move aside but she stands and says, "no, I want to see your papers."
Racist woman in Rancho Mirage was caught on video demanding to see proof of a landscaper’s immigration status.— ¿ Qué Pasa en OC🍊 / LA👼 ? (@QuePasaEnOCLA) July 18, 2020
Juan Andrade said the same woman had previously harassed him three months ago by telling him to “go back to his country.”#California #SouthernCalifornia #Riverside pic.twitter.com/phxqeQqCNS
According to NBC Palm Springs, the woman had also made some earlier racist remarks at Andrade. Around three months prior to the recent incident, she had reportedly even told him things like to "go back to his country." The video footage was shared on social media where it went viral. Many social media users slammed the woman for her terrible behavior. One such user wrote, "Just ask her to show you her papers, her birth certificate, her driver license, her current address, etc." Another added, "Definitely sad hearing his voice. Man is just trying to work and make a living."
Another user shared, "This is the shit I have been saying. These MF’s will be all up in those classes and out harassing people on the regular." "These Karen’s have been told for decade if not centuries, that they have some BS privilege. We need to expose these dinosaurs and put them in their place, that’s the only way the educate these racist Karen’s smh," commented yet another.
'Karen' has become a popular moniker to describe middle-aged women who talk down to people with differing opinions or are overly sensitive. We had earlier reported another Karen case where a woman blocked a Black woman from entering an aisle inside a grocery store. The 'Karen' claimed the woman was going the wrong way though it was she herself who seemed to go in the wrong direction. The initial part of the exchange between the two women was not recorded. The video starts with the woman requesting the 'Karen' to move away. The woman can be heard saying, "You’re in my way. I need to get seasoning".
The 'Karen', inside the store with her two dogs, refuses to move and shakes her head in response to the woman. A woman who is taking the recording asks the 'Karen', "You won’t let her get seasoning?" to which she just shrugs in response and doesn't move. Many social media users slammed the 'Karen' and asked why she had her dogs in the store. One such user wrote, "Mental illness in this case, I think. Also, what are dogs doing inside a grocery store?" Another added, "Another dumb Trumpini."