The Atlanta Anti-Karen Does The Impossible And Complains For A Good Cause

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Atlanta Anti-Karen refers to a viral video of a white woman yelling from her car about voter suppression at voting in Atlanta, Georgia, where long lines at ballots and faulty voting machines in predominantly black communities led to accusations of voter disenfranchisement.

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On June 9th, 2020, reporter Barmel Lyons tweeted, “BREAKING NEWS: Voters outraged because they can’t vote. @cbs46 Voting machines are down & systems aren’t working all over #Atlanta Some people have left the polls because the line has NOT moved since 6 A.M.” They included a video of a woman yelling from her car about her outrage over voter suppression. The video received more than 3 million views, 57,000 likes and 32,000 retweets She yelled:

This is wrong! This is America! Please, God, help us! “I mean it! This is a crisis in our world to make us not exercise our right to vote. […]

Everybody, tweet the networks. Everybody, please! Radio stations, everybody. Tweet, everybody. Please, everybody, we cannot tolerate this.

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The video quickly went viral. That day, Redditor jigsawmap shared the video in the /r/PublicFreakout subreddit. Redditor endorphins_ called the woman “The Anti-Karen.”

People on Twitter shared the video with politicans, such as Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Jon Ossoff (screenshots below).

Several media outlets covered the video, including BuzzFeed and Alternet.


@ossoff · Jun 9 GEORGIA VOTERS A Jon Ossoff If you run into ANY problems today while voting, PLEASE call the voter protection hotline to report them: 1-888-730-5816 Share this far and wide. 99 27 9.2K 8.3K Raviv Ullman @ravivullman Replying to @ossoff and @laurenduca you mean like this Barmel Lyons CBS46 @BarmelLyonsTV · Jun 9 BREAKING NEWS: Voters outraged because they can't vote. @cbs46 Voting machines are down & systems aren't working all over #Atlanta Some people have left the polls because the line has NOT moved since 6 A.M. 0:45 3.1M views 8:25 AM · Jun 9, 2020 · Twitter Web App  data-src=

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