Some so-called “Karens” may be refusing to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that’s not stopping other people from wearing “Karen” masks on their own faces, thanks to a popular and controversial new disguise out in time for Halloween.
Complete with bloodshot eyes, an enraged expression, and the infamous short, layered haircut that inspired a million memes, the homemade “Karen” mask has become a best-seller for artist Jason Adcock.
“2020 is the year of the KAREN! Scare all ur friends with ur big hair and narrow mind,” Adcock wrote in an Instagram post in August.
The name “Karen” has become an umbrella term used to signify entitled white women who use their privilege to demand special treatment and complain about trivial matters, such as when they ask to “speak to the manager” or refuse to wear face masks in public during the pandemic.
“Just take it for what it is: a funny Halloween mask. I’m not here to ruin anybody’s day. I’m just trying to make people laugh,” he said.