Every day, the internet has an enemy, and today it is Kidz Bop Karen. After you watched her talk for about five seconds, she will be your enemy, too. I will attempt to describe what happens in the video that is making this woman a viral meme, but you really can’t understand why she’s gotten so popular without hearing her sarcastic, threatening voice while looking into her dead eyes.
The video seems to have been filmed by someone in the back of a rideshare, just after some sort of altercation where the driver almost hit this woman’s car. It’s understandable that she might be upset about that, and the video captures the driver apologizing.
“It is your fault,” the woman agrees. But then she continues: “And you know what, that didn’t upset me. But the b*tch a** hoe that told me to calm down. What I’d like you to do is apologize instead of being a b*tch.”
She also has this nasty little hand wave she does and sticks her head in and out of the window like a psycho turtle.
“Sorry but you’re calling me a b*tch, let’s set an example,” says the woman filming. “Oh sorry, I’m sorry,” responds the angry mom. “My kids can’t hear me calling you a b*tch.”
The videographer points out that her window is open, and mom responds, “They can’t hear me because they’re listening to Kidz Bop.”
And a star is born.
"Kidz Bop Karen" is the only thing I am going to talk about for the next week!! (here's the full video) pic.twitter.com/T2YrtUE696— Simon (@simondrex) November 3, 2019
This video has everything – aggressive hand gestures, women calling other women “bitch ass hoes”, and Head Crackers (that’s when a white woman is so angry she stands in the middle of traffic while sticking her head in your car window so you can’t drive off) pic.twitter.com/bdeBFKR9A2
— Simon (@simondrex) November 3, 2019
Kidz Bop Karen has become an instant meme, because she is so awful in this video and because she finishes the whole display off with an absurd catchphrase for 2019: “They can’t hear me because they’re listening to Kidz Bop.”
It’s perfect. And she’s both hated and loved everywhere:
kidz bop karen energy is what i’ll be taking into my 30s pic.twitter.com/UamHV8QHq8— stephen ossola (@stephenossola) November 2, 2019
Karen: They can’t hear me cause they’re listening to Kidz Bop— Natasha Del Riego (@natashaaa__) November 2, 2019
Her kids: pic.twitter.com/hu8nvQ3qlw
I NEED context on this Kidz Bop Karen video. Why is she so mad? How much of her kid’s adderal had she taken at that point in the day?? WHICH KIDZ BOP ALBUM WAS IT?— Gabbie (@GabbieArrington) November 3, 2019
Kidz Bop Karen went on the face journey to end all face journeys pic.twitter.com/AVq6oaQR6D— Simon (@simondrex) November 3, 2019
The kids inside Karen’s car listening to kidz Bop pic.twitter.com/JygqnBesTe— Cristian Adami Suarez (@IitzCriz) November 2, 2019
this next time someone gets nasty with me i’m referring them to Kidz Bop Karen 😭 pic.twitter.com/5tu7LieTjZ— Dustin Dailey ♏️ (@ThreeDailey) November 3, 2019
My kidz bop Karen video went viral on tiktok so I’m just gonna drop it here too lol pic.twitter.com/gQ5tmWgTfS— Jeremy (@jeremysig_) November 3, 2019
Me putting the kidz bop on because I know my moms about to call someone in the car next to us a bitch ass ho pic.twitter.com/iUz6VGuVKi— Melissa McArdle (@ahhhhrealmissy) November 2, 2019
Weirdly, a lot of these memes seem semi-supportive of Kidz Bop Karen. She’s so awful, but there has been a time in all our lives when we want to call someone a b*tch a** hoe in the same breath as we demand an apology from them. I get it. But I would never let my kids listen to Kidz Bop.