Sexist Karen who rejected help from WOMEN at car dealership exposed in viral TikTok clip

'As long as there is a male in the shop to change my oil, that would be fine,' the Karen said


                            Sexist Karen who rejected help from WOMEN at car dealership exposed in viral TikTok clip
A 'Karen' was exposed as sexist in a viral TikTok video (Photo by @5centrayray/TikTok)

A sexist 'Karen' was exposed in a viral TikTok video when she contacted a vehicle dealership to schedule an oil change appointment and rejected help from the all-woman service writer staff. She insisted that a guy assist her.

The TikTok video was shared on December 19 by @5centrayray, or Rachel, a service adviser at the dealership, and since then the TikTok video has gotten over 1.5 million views. In the video, a worker named Autumn introduces herself and answers the phone to assist Karen. “Autumn, I didn’t ask for a female, I’d like to talk to a male, my opinion is females don’t belong in a service department, they belong behind the scenes doing the paperwork,” the Karen. “Um, okay. There’s not a male in our service department,” Autumn said to the women. The service workers, who act as a liaison between the vehicle dealership and the consumers, are all women, according to the poster's text overlay, but the technicians are all males.

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Autumn reminded the woman that the service section had no male employees and offered to transfer her to the sales manager, who is a guy. “As long as there is a male in the shop to change my oil, that would be fine,” the woman remarked.  “I do not want a female working on my car.” Karen started her explanation, claiming that the previous time she had something done on her car, “it was a five-minute job” and she ended up sitting there for “a freaking hour” and “I had to go track down a male to get my car because the females were incompetent of paging me.”

The owner saw the video and was "shocked and outraged," according to the text overlay. "In our dealership, females [sic] are treated with equal opportunities," the text continued. "She was terminated as a customer by our service director. Goodbye, Karen!" Karen's sexist actions infuriated commenters. A commenter, @satan, wrote, "As a female mechanic, im [sic] outraged." "I would have replied something like, 'I absolutely understand mam [sic], can I talk to the man of the house to check what you're saying is correct?'" @defeatedani, another TikToker, wrote.

Others described how being a woman at an auto shop or service department had led to sexism. “I work in a body shop. We experience the same thing. Another low key dig: I want to talk to someone who knows about cars,” TikToker @mshexappeal remarked.

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.