Social media is continuing to spotlight neighborhood “Karens” who continue to call the police or center their feelings over the lives of Black people.
The latest episode comes from a Georgia law enforcement officer who breaks down in tears over the delay of her McDonald’s order.
The white woman records herself sitting in her car and venting over the wait for her drive-through order. She says when she pulled up to the second window, McDonald’s employees told her that her order wasn’t ready yet so she had to pull over and wait some more. Then, she said when someone finally came out with her order, they only included the coffee and not the English muffin she ordered. She went on to insinuate that because she’s a law enforcement officer the staff was taking forever with her food and she no longer trusted them to safely give her the English muffin.
“It doesn’t matter how many hours I’ve been up, it doesn’t matter what I’ve done for anyone, right now I’m too nervous to take a meal from McDonald’s because I can’t see it being made,” she said in the clip.
“Please just give us a break. I don’t know how much more I can take,” she added.
The video was posted by a popular conservative Twitter account and the caption identified the woman only as Stacey, “who has been a cop for 15 yrs.” The Twitter account continues, “She paid for it in advance and this is how she gets treated for being a cop. Come on America. We are better than this.”
The clip has since received over five million views on Twitter. Initially, people reported that the officer was apart of the Richmond Hill Police Department in Georgia, but they soon released a statement on their Facebook page, saying the woman was not their employee.
“The officer in the video does not work for nor represent the Richmond Hill Police Department,” the department said on their Facebook page. “We have contacted the agency she works for and have passed along our concerns.”
Once the clip of Officer “Karen” was posted, she immediately received backlash for crying over a drive-through wait, which most people have experienced in their lifetime.
“You know who can’t order any more food because they were in a nervous terror as they lay there being killed or were shot at least 8 times in their own home? You know who was just killed in a fast food parking lot?” Anthony V. Clark commented.
The Georgia officer’s tears come after three New York City police officers fell ill after ordering from a Shake Shack. According to Fox 5, two police unions tried to spread the idea that the officers were harmed intentionally, but eventually, an investigation determined that the milkshakes might have been accidentally contaminated with a cleanser used to clean milkshake equipment.
No criminal intent was found and the officers who fell sick weren’t seriously harmed. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed the police unions for the allegation “that some police officers were poisoned at a Shake Shack.”
“So, they basically defamed this restaurant chain and acted irresponsibly and I’m just wondering whether there are consequences for that,” the mayor asked in a media briefing.
Meanwhile, you can peep more outraged responses to “Officer Karen” in the tweets below.
The weaponization of white womens tears is amazing. Like we don’t wait an extra 10 minutes for Spicy every time we go to Popeyes even BEFORE the pandemic or the rebellion. Girl GTF. Use the wait time to teach your partners to be less racist. https://t.co/TyL1zZDEKy— April (@ReignOfApril) June 17, 2020
The cops who killed Breonna Taylor have still not yet been charged. Meanwhile, Officer Karen is having a meltdown over a McMuffin.— Stephanie. (@qsteph) June 17, 2020
#OfficerKaren This trained professional breaks down over a fucking Egg McMuffin biscuit. Admits people pay for her food routinely, but wants some “thanks.” Can’t handle the “high pressure” situation of waiting for her food in drive thru and we’re supposed to trust her with a gun? pic.twitter.com/U4oNwq9ga2— El Maestro (@PittsfallII) June 17, 2020
FUCK YOUR MCMUFFIN, OFFICER KAREN.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 17, 2020
Black people are being murdered by the police and Officer Karen is crying and acting like the victim because her Egg McMuffin took 3 fucking minutes to make? I’m not buying it. The police are not the victims here. They’re the perpetrators. They’re the murderers. #BlackLivesMatter— Ryan Knight 🌹 (@ProudSocialist) June 17, 2020
You see "Officer Karen" trending and you’re like, “What could this be about?” Then you see the tape and your heart just breaks into a million pieces.— Liz Jenkins (@ej11lizzie) June 17, 2020
Imagine never knowing if your McMuffin is going to come home. Imagine living with that fear
I am now anxious that a cop who gets this anxious about her McDonald’s order arriving late may be even more anxious about her safety when encountering me and may act accordingly ... https://t.co/6auaLi6U8n— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) June 17, 2020