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