“Karens” are back at it again!
This time, the incident was highlighted by an angry social media user who took to Twitter, asking the authorities where was the law when it came to such offenders. The uploader also claimed that the place was full of other Karens (and Kens) without face masks.
According to Malay Mail, Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Noor Dellhan Yahaya said police detected the tweet on Wednesday (17 Nov).
“The social media user uploaded a picture of the two women walking in public without wearing masks. Our checks revealed the picture was taken along a pedestrian walkway at (a park in the city centre),” he said in a statement yesterday.
Take a look at the original Tweet:
Noor Dellhan also added that Dang Wangi CID has opened an investigation paper into the incident.
“We are investigating the case under Section 21A of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1998 as well as Rule 17 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations (measures within an infected area),” he said.
ICYMI, this is the third time a “Karen” has come under fire for not complying with SOP’s.
In October, two videos of a woman went viral, both of them showing her not wearing a face mask as required.
In the first video, she was prevented from entering a luxury boutique for not wearing a face mask. In the second video, she was similarly denied entry to another shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur for the same reason.
Internet users dubbed her as “Karen” – a generic term for a white woman perceived as entitled or demanding beyond the scope of what is normal – and she became a top trending topic on social media. The woman was issued two compound notices totalling RM3,000 for the violations.